press release

February 3, 2012

Jamie Miller
Giant Food of Landover, MD
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Giant Food Acquires Two Fresh & Green's Supermarkets in Baltimore Region

Baltimore City Location Will Replace Rotunda Giant

Landover, Md. (February 3, 2012) – Giant Food of Landover, Md. has entered into a definitive agreement with Mrs. Green’s Management Corporation to acquire two of the company’s Fresh & Green’s supermarket locations currently serving the Baltimore market. The following locations are part of this acquisition:

  • Fresh & Green’s of Hampden, 1020 West 41st Street, Baltimore, Md. 21211
  • Fresh & Green’s of Parkville, 7709 Harford Road, Parkville, Md. 21234

After the sale is complete, which is subject to customary conditions, both stores will temporarily close while the locations are renovated and converted to Giant Food stores. The location at West 41st Street will replace the Rotunda Giant, located in the Rotunda shopping center at 711 West 40th Street, once the conversion is complete. Additional details about the store conversion process will be announced once the sale is finalized.

“Giant Food is excited about the opportunity to remodel and open two convenient locations for Baltimore-area customers,” said Anthony Hucker, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md. “We look forward to making significant improvements to the stores and to offering our unique combination of quality, value and service, which customers have come to expect from Giant for more than seven decades.”

Approximately 125 associates are currently employed in the two Fresh & Green’s locations. Although both stores will temporarily close as part of a conversion process, all associates will be offered employment opportunities with Giant Food. Giant and Mrs. Green’s Management Corporation will continue to work cooperatively to ensure a smooth transition for customers and associates. Additionally, all of our current Rotunda Giant associates will continue employment with Giant.

“Fresh & Green’s enjoyed serving the Hampden and Parkville communities and we thank all of our employees, suppliers and landlords for their hard work and support. All of our remaining stores in Maryland have –and will continue to operate – with a renewed emphasis on improving the overall shopping experience,” said Matt Williams, CEO of Fresh & Green’s in Maryland. “As we look ahead, we will continue to grow our presence, create jobs and invest further in the region to serve more Maryland families.”

Customers affected by the Fresh and Green’s store closings may visit nearby Giant locations during the store renovation process. The stores listed below are all less than five miles from each closing store:

Fresh & Green’s of Hampden:

  • Rotunda Giant, 711 West 40th Street, Baltimore, Md. 21211
  • Waverly Crossroads Giant, 601 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, Md. 21218
  • York Road Giant, 6340 York Road, Baltimore, Md. 21212
  • Reisterstown Road Giant, 6620 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Md. 21215
  • Edmondson Square Giant, 4624 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 21229

Fresh & Green’s of Parkville:

  • Putty Hill Plaza Giant, 7920 Belair Road, Baltimore, Md. 21236
  • Ravenwood Giant, 8100 Loch Raven Boulevard, Towson, Md. 21206
  • Parkside Giant, 5150 Sinclair Lane, Baltimore, Md. 21206
  • Golden Ring Mall Giant, 8665 Philadelphia Road, Baltimore, Md. 21237
  • York Road Giant, 6340 York Road, Baltimore, Md. 21212
  • White Marsh Mall Giant, 7944 Honeygo Boulevard, Baltimore, Md. 21236

For additional information about Giant store locations, visit Giant’s website at www.giantfood.com.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 173 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 173 stores are 159 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.