Giant Food will open a remodeled store at 9580 Livingston Road in Fort Washington, Md., on Nov. 12, the Landover, Md.-based grocer announced.
The nearly 43,000-square-foot store in Maryland's Prince George's County will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday with full-service deli, floral, meat and seafood departments, an expanded prepared-foods department featuring a gourmet cheese section, and an in-house Starbucks. Customers will find locally grown and sourced fruits and vegetables and other fresh produce, including organic choices. The store also features a full-service Giant Pharmacy and will offer customers access to licensed in-store nutritionists for free online and phone consultations as well as online nutrition classes and webinars.
"We have recognized the need for a new top-of-the-line grocery store for the residents of Fort Washington, a neighborhood we have served for nearly 45 years, and have been looking forward to opening this remodeled location to better serve the community," Giant Food President Ira Kress said in a news release. In an interview with WGB last year, Kress, who got his start with the company as a part-time cashier in college, said the strong foundation of trust that Giant Food had built with customers and associates in past years and decades had proved critical in helping the grocer weather the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Had we not done the work we had to build a level of loyalty with our customers, we wouldn’t have made it this far," he said.
Giant Food noted in its news release that more than 180 new employees will serve the remodeled Fort Washington store across departments. Giant Pickup and Giant Delivers services will be offered online and through the Giant Food mobile app.