Giant-Landover Reopens Springfield, Va. Store

Giant Food, LLC opened its latest renovated store last week in Springfield, Va. The 55,600-square-foot full service food and pharmacy combination store replaces the 31-year-old, 40,600-square-foot store at the same site.

The new store has new store layout, as well as offering new and improved produce and perishable departments, new decor and signage, and larger food and pharmacy departments in an energy-efficient building, according to the Ahold USA banner.

The remodel is part of the chain's three-year Project Refresh investment plan to remodel or replace about 100 Giant stores, according to e.v.p. and g.m. Robin Michel. The company recently opened six refreshed stores in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

New store features include a new convenience meal area with ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads and sushi, among other items, and an expanded selection of natural foods, including Giant's Nature's Promise brand of natural and organic foods.

Additionally, the new produce department showcases baskets of fresh produce under colorful canopies, imparting a farmstand atmosphere. There is also cheese shop with over 200 varieties of imported and domestic cheeses.

Environmentally friendly features include high-efficiency cooling and heating systems, infra-red actuated faucets and toilet flush valves that conserve water usage, T5 florescent lighting systems with dimmable ballasts and occupancy sensors controlled by state-of-the-art energy management systems, and low-energy glass.

Landover, Md.-based Giant Food operates 184 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs about 21,000 associates. Included within the 184 stores are 165 full-service pharmacies.
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