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November 12, 2013

Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., has started a new way for non-profit organizations to use its gift cards to raise money.

LANDOVER, Md. — Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., has started a new way for non-profit organizations to use its gift cards to raise money.

Giant-Landover announced the launch of "Ca$h for Causes," whereby non-profits can purchase at least $500 worth of Giant gift cards at a 5% discount and then sell them at face value.

November 1, 2013

Ahold USA has appointed a former executive for Asian retailer Dairy Farm International as president of its Giant Food of Landover, Md., division, Ahold said Friday.

CARLISLE, Pa. – Ahold USA has appointed a former executive for Asian retailer Dairy Farm International as president of its Giant Food of Landover, Md., division, Ahold said Friday.

October 10, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., presented its first-ever Giant Food NextGen Award for Children's Cancer Research this week, created for young investigators committed to pursuing a long-term career in pediatric oncology research.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., presented its first-ever Giant Food NextGen Award for Children's Cancer Research this week, created for young investigators committed to pursuing a long-term career in pediatric oncology research.

October 8, 2013

USO's division for the nation's capital has named supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., to its USO-Metro 2013 Circle of the Stars for an annual networking event, the chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. — USO's division for the nation's capital has named supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., to its USO-Metro 2013 Circle of the Stars for an annual networking event, the chain said.

September 26, 2013

The former president of Giant Food of Landover, Md., has joined Schnuck Markets as EVP and chief strategy officer, Schnucks said Thursday.

ST. LOUIS — The former president of Giant Food of Landover, Md., has joined Schnuck Markets as EVP and chief strategy officer, Schnucks said Thursday.

September 9, 2013

Giant Food has started offering flu vaccinations at all of its in-store pharmacies, the supermarket chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. – Giant Food has started offering flu vaccinations at all of its in-store pharmacies, the supermarket chain said Monday.

Giant, based in Landover, Md., and owned by Ahold USA, said customers with a Giant Pharmacy Prescription Savings Care would receive $10 off the regular price of a flu shot and that most major insurance plans and Medicare would be accepted. Also, customers will be eligible to receive a coupon book with more than $40 in savings from various vendors.

September 9, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., division president Anthony Hucker is leaving his position, effective Friday, parent company Ahold USA said Monday.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., division president Anthony Hucker is leaving his position, effective Friday, parent company Ahold USA said Monday.

Ahold USA said Hucker was leaving to pursue another opportunity. Ahold USA EVP operations Bhavdeep Singh will oversee the Giant-Landover division on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is named, the company said.

September 5, 2013

Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., is marking Hunger Action Month in September with a food-collection program.

LANDOVER Md. — Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., is marking Hunger Action Month in September with a food-collection program.

Hunger Action Month boxes will be available for purchase at all of the banner's 169 stores for $10, containing eight Giant brand non-perishable foot items like pasta, sauce, canned chicken, noodles, canned fruit and more. The boxes will be donated to Feeding America food bank partners, including Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and Food Bank of Delaware.

August 29, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., has opened 20 pickup locations with online grocer and sister company Peapod, the supermarket chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., has opened 20 pickup locations with online grocer and sister company Peapod, the supermarket chain said.

Giant, owned by Ahold USA, announced the recent opening of three new locations, in Bowie, Md., Sterling, Va., and Chevy Chase, Md.

August 29, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., is bringing back a rewards program for schools for the 25th year, the supermarket chain said Thursday.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., is bringing back a rewards program for schools for the 25th year, the supermarket chain said Thursday.

June 14, 2013

Ahold USA's supermarket banners have donated more than $4 million to charitable causes over the past week.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA's supermarket banners have donated more than $4 million to charitable causes over the past week.

Last Friday, Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., also known as Giant-Carlisle, announced a $517,535 donation through its annual Support Our Troops campaign, which benefits regional USO chapters in the area where Giant has stores, including Pennsylvania, West Virginia and parts of Virginia and Maryland.

May 30, 2013

Stop & Shop has launched a card to help customers save money on prescription drugs, days after sister-chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., did the same.

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Stop & Shop has launched a card to help customers save money on prescription drugs, days after sister-chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., did the same.

Stop & Shop, owned by Ahold USA, announced the introduction of the Stop & Shop Prescription Savings Card. The card is available for a one-time enrollment fee of $10 and offers 30-day supplies of certain generic drugs for $3.99 and 90-day supplies for $9.99, as well as additional savings on products and services like diabetes testing supplies and flu shots.

May 28, 2013

Giant Food is offering discounts at the pharmacy counter with a new card available for a one-time enrollment fee, the supermarket chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food is offering discounts at the pharmacy counter with a new card available for a one-time enrollment fee, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

Giant, the Ahold USA-operated supermarket banner also known as Giant-Landover due to being based in Landover, Md., and to distinguish it from fellow Ahold chain Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., announced the launch of the Giant Prescription Savings Card, which offers discounts on branded and generic drugs and personalized savings on other health-related products.

May 15, 2013

A division of Ahold USA is donating millions of dollars to local schools.

CARLISLE, Pa. — A division of Ahold USA is donating millions of dollars to local schools.

Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets, also known as Giant-Carlisle, announced Wednesday the donation of $3 million to 2,868 public and private schools through its A+ School Rewards program for the 2012-2013 school year. The program has donated more than $16 million since 2005. The program allows local schools to earn money for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds and other needs.

April 22, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., is one of several retailers promoting environmental awareness as part of Earth Day, the Ahold USA-owned retailer said.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., is one of several retailers promoting environmental awareness as part of Earth Day Monday, the Ahold USA-owned retailer said.

April 16, 2013

Giant Food of Landover, Md., is planning to raise $1.6 million for children's cancer research, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant Food of Landover, Md., is planning to raise $1.6 million for children's cancer research, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

The Ahold USA-owned banner, also known as Giant-Landover, announced it would launch its ninth annual Triple Winner game on Friday to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Division at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and The Children's Cancer Foundation. The annual game has helped raise $11.5 million to support pediatric cancer research since its inception in 2005.

March 28, 2013

The head of Ahold USA's Giant-Landover banner has pledged the supermarket chain's support for the Department of Defense's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

WASHINGTON — The head of Ahold USA's Giant-Landover banner has pledged the supermarket chain's support for the Department of Defense's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Giant-Landover, officially Giant Food of Landover, Md., said president Anthony Hucker signed a statement of support for National Guard and reserve employees at the Brentwood Giant Food in Washington, accompanied by ESGR District of Columbia chairman George Alexander. Established in 1972, the ESGR develops and maintains employer support for the Guard and Reserve service.

March 1, 2013

Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., presented a check for $10,000 to the National Center for Children and Families at a Giant store in Washington, D.C., to mark Black History Month.

LANDOVER, Md. — Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., presented a check for $10,000 to the National Center for Children and Families at a Giant store in Washington, D.C., to mark Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. NCCF executive director Sheryl Brissett Chapman, recently featured in Giant's Profiles in Excellence publication, accepted the donation.

March 1, 2013

Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., will focus on the employment of transitioning veterans and their family members as it designates March as its "Military Appreciation Month," the Ahold USA banner said last week.

LANDOVER, Md. — Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., will focus on the employment of transitioning veterans and their family members as it designates March as its Military Appreciation Month, the Ahold USA banner said Friday.

Giant-Landover will work with the USO of Metropolitan Washington and USO Delaware for a third year, sponsoring an in-store giving campaign that will support programs from both across the Mid-Atlantic region.

January 22, 2013

A customer of Giant Food of Landover, Md., received $7,800 in Giant gift cards after winning an online sweepstakes, the Ahold banner said.

LANDOVER, Md. — A customer of Giant Food of Landover, Md., received $7,800 in Giant gift cards after winning an online sweepstakes, the Ahold banner said Tuesday.

Giant, also known as Giant-Landover to distinguish it from fellow Ahold banner Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa., awarded the cards to customer Sarah Calamore and her family as part of its "Coupon to end All Coupons" sweepstakes, which encouraged customers to "like" the retailer's Facebook page.

January 21, 2013

A supermarket chain in the Washington area is marking Inauguration Day by donating lunches to the police officers assigned to guard it.

LANDOVER, Md. — A supermarket chain in the Washington area is marking Inauguration Day by donating lunches to the police officers assigned to guard it.

Ahold banner Giant Food of Landover, Md. — also known as Giant-Landover to distinguish it from fellow Ahold banner Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa. — said it would donate boxed lunches and water to the 5,000 officers of the Washington Metropolitan Police Department, U.S. Park Police and National Park Service.

January 4, 2013

Ahold banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., donated $37,305 to the Capital Breast Care Center.

LANDOVER, Md. — Ahold banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., donated $37,305 to the Capital Breast Care Center.

The donation, presented by Giant-Landover public and community relations manager Jamie Miller (center) to Capital Breast Care Center executive director Wanda Lucas (front row, second from right) comes from money collected by the chain during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

November 28, 2012

Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., donated $25,000 to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to support children in need across the Mid-Atlantic region this week, the Ahold-owned chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. — Supermarket chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., donated $25,000 to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to support children in need across the Mid-Atlantic region this week, the Ahold-owned chain said.

Giant, also known as Giant-Landover to distinguish it from Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, Pa. — also owned by Ahold — said it would collect toys at all of its 170 stores during the holiday season.

Giant-Landover operates stores in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

November 20, 2012

Giant-Landover donated 1,000 turkeys to a nearby food bank last week to help families in need enjoy Thanksgiving, the Ahold-owned chain said.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant-Landover donated 1,000 turkeys to a nearby food bank last week to help families in need enjoy Thanksgiving, the Ahold-owned chain said.

The chain, officially known as Giant Food and based in Landover, Md., sent President Anthony Hucker and VP Finance Brian Shelton to the Capital Area Food Bank to present 1,000 turkeys on Friday. Shelton is also a board member of the food bank.

September 4, 2012

Giant-Landover has appointed Gayle Shields as its director of pharmacy operations, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

LANDOVER, Md. — Giant-Landover has appointed Gayle Shields as its director of pharmacy operations, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket chain said Friday.

Shields brings nearly 25 years of pharmacy operations experience to the chain, officially known as Giant Food of Landover, Md., and a separate banner from Carlisle, Pa.-based Giant Food Stores, also owned by Ahold. Shields previously worked as director of pharmacy operations for Albertson's and Save Mart, and attended college and graduate school in South Africa.