New Giant Food stores opening this month

photoGiant's new Herndon store

Regional grocery chain Giant Food is opening two new stores this month, in Herndon and Alexandria, replacing older stores in each community. Giant closed another of its stores, on Main Street in Fairfax, last month.

New features offered at both stores include expanded natural and organic departments, larger produce, ethnic food, beer and wine selections, hot food bars and more. Additional store offerings will include free Wi-Fi and a full-service PNC Bank at both stores as well as a Starbucks Café in Alexandria. Both stores will also feature a full-service pharmacy and self-checkout.

“Our team is very happy to have the opportunity to invest in two new stores in Virginia, a market Giant has had a presence in for 77 years,” said Gordon Reid, president of Giant Food. “Both stores in Herndon and Alexandria will feature excellent selections and offerings for shoppers, such as a delicious hot food bar, larger produce department, expanded ethnic and international food selections and full-service deli, seafood, meat and floral departments. These stores are an exciting piece of our ongoing expansion and improvement initiatives.”

The new Herndon, VA location opens today at 2425 Centerville Road and the Alexandria, VA location opens at 6200 Little River Turnpike on November 16th. The two new stores will allow for the addition of more than 250 new jobs for the local communities.

Giant says customers who shop at 1228 Elden St in Herndon and 5730 Edsall Road in Alexandria will not experience any interruption in service as the two new larger stores will open the morning after the nearby locations close their doors.



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