Although Giant Food Stores has had a presence in Philadelphia since the banner opened a store on Grant Avenue in 2011, Giant Heirloom Market is its first-ever downtown location, and there are already plans for three more Heirloom stores in the city.
The 9,500-square-foot store in Philadelphia’s dense Graduate Hospital neighborhood offers high-quality, fresh and seasonal foods, along with everyday essentials, in a welcoming, up-to-date environment. Store features include a produce chef preparing fruits and vegetables on demand, local artisanal breads, a huge assortment of plant-based foods in a dedicated display, and regular sampling and demonstrations.
And if customers want an item not available in the store, associates will direct them to in-store iPads to order it online via Peapod Pickup or Delivery.
“From featuring products made locally to being staffed by people who call the neighborhood home,” Giant Food Stores President Nicholas Bertram said when announcing the store last fall, “Giant Heirloom Market is a true reflection of the surrounding community.”