WE ARE GIANT FOOD
Since 1936 when the first Giant Food store opened in Washington, DC, the Giant Food division has been dedicated to quality, value and service. That focus continues to this day, both within stores and through its commitment to community growth and development. Based in Hyattsville, MD, Giant currently operates over 160 stores in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.
With annual sales of approximately $5 billion, Giant serves approximately 2 million customers weekly. As one of the largest private employers in both Maryland and Washington DC, Giant Food employs approximately 17,000 full and part time associates.
The company is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and has been recognized by the EPA for superior energy management of its stores and is also a member of the EPA's Smart Way program.
In 2018, Giant Food donated over $17 million in monetary and food donations including over 5.5 million pounds of food to our five Feeding America food bank partners:
Capital Area Food Bank
Maryland Food Bank
Food Bank of Delaware
Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Additionally, Giant Food raised and donated $682,000 to the USO-Metro and $2.1 million for Pediatric Cancer Research (Since 2005, Giant has raised and donated $21.3 million), which included $1.5 million donated to Johns Hopkins Oncology Department and $500,000+ donated to the Children’s Cancer Foundation.
Giant Food is a member of the Ahold Delhaize USA group, of which the parent company is Ahold Delhaize of the Netherlands. In addition to major supermarket chains Food Lion, Giant Food, GIANT / MARTIN'S Food Stores , Hannaford, and Stop & Shop, our U.S. family also includes the country’s leading online grocer, Peapod. The 204,000 talented associates at our local companies serve millions of customers each week in more than 2,000 stores and distribution centers across 23 states. As the largest retail grocer on the eastern coast, Ahold Delhaize USA generated more than $44 billion in revenue in 2018.