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Giant Co. to Open Newest Philly Store Nov. 12

A Saladworks, an expanded plant-based selection, and a beer and wine eatery highlight Giant's latest store
Photograph courtesy of The Giant Co.

The Giant Co. will open its latest Giant grocery store at 2201 Cottman Ave. in Philadelphia at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, the company announced.

Carlisle, Pa.-based Giant, an Ahold Delhaize USA subsidiary, said the 67,000-square-foot store will operate from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week and will employ approximately 150 full- and part-time employees. Highlights of Giant's latest Philadelphia store include expanded selections of Kosher and Halal items, a wider assortment of plant-based foods and The Giant Co.’s "broadest array of global flavors," the grocer stated in a news release.

"This store deepens The Giant Co.'s commitment to serving today’s busy families within the City of Philadelphia, saving them money and time for what matters most," said Sabita Singh, the new store's manager.  

An on-site beer and wine eatery, open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, will feature 300 varieties of national-brand and local beers and wines as well as meal combos, sandwiches, wraps, salads and subs. The new store also houses a Saladworks concept offering made-to-order salads plus wraps, grain bowls and soups and a Hisso Sushi concept making sushi roles and poke in-store daily. A full-service deli and full-service bakery also are on-site.

Online shopping for pickup or delivery is available at giantdirect.com. Late last month, The Giant Co. announced that it had partnered with Instacart (as Cincinnati-based Kroger has, as well) for 30-minute "instant delivery" of some 20,000 items via the Instacart Marketplace. 

"No matter how customers choose to shop with us, in-store or online, we’re simplifying the grocery experience so they can then spend more time connecting with family over a meal," Singh said.

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