press release

March 22, 2012

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

STATEMENT FROM GIANT FOOD REGARDING FINELY TEXTURED BEEF

Landover, Md. (March 22, 2012) – Giant Food of Landover, Md. today announced that it will no longer purchase fresh ground beef containing Finely Textured Beef. While USDA, the Department of Agriculture, has indicated this product is safe for consumption and complies with all applicable standards for lean beef, many of our customers have voiced concern regarding Finely Textured Beef. We value the trusted relationship we have with our customers and their feedback on this issue. Giant Food will continue to communicate openly with our customers and stands by the quality, safety, and compliance of all products we sell.

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.