press release

February 4, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

McLean Giant Food Launches In-Store Smoothie Bar

Landover, Md. (February 4, 2014) – To continue helping customers adapt healthier lifestyles, Giant Food® has launched its first-ever smoothie bar. This healthy, new in-store addition is located at 1454 Chain Bridge Road in McLean, Va.

“Now, more than ever, folks in this area are constantly on the go. During the course of a fast-paced day, we don’t always remember or find time for the recommended daily servings of fresh fruit, vegetables and protein,” said Lisa Coleman, in-store nutritionist, Giant Food. “The smoothie bar offers a delicious and nutritious breakfast, snack, or post-workout meal that can also help customers fill the gaps in their daily diets.”

Customers can choose from ten fresh, made to order smoothies, including fruit, vegetable or milk/protein-based varieties. Flavors include Berries A’more, Pina Colada, Banana Nut Blast, Java Jolt and Crazy Carrot. In addition, customers can place a custom order with their own favorite flavor combination or try Giant’s featured smoothie of the month. All smoothies come in a 20-ounce size and nutrition information is available for each variety.

There is also a new selection of fresh cut fruits and vegetables. These are available both pre-packaged or prepared and packaged at the customer’s request.

Giant’s McLean store smoothie bar is open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. For more tips on how to incorporate healthy ideas into your lifestyle, visit here.

About Giant Food

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 170 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 170 stores are 156 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders more than 77 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2012, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $12 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 55.2 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.