Grocer takes GIANT step toward health and wellness

Retailer opens first Heirloom Market in Philadelphia

GIANT Food Stores is opening a new format that is all about health and wellness.

The Carlisle, Penn.-based grocer announced that it plans to open the first GIANT Heirloom Market on Jan.  25 in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood in Philadelphia at 2303 Bainbridge St.

“We’ve had the privilege of getting to know our Graduate Hospital neighbors and they are the true inspiration for our new store,” said Angel Cordero, appointed store manager of the new GIANT Heirloom Market. “I am thrilled to soon officially open the doors to GIANT Heirloom Market and I’m sure our neighbors will be just as excited to experience a store that connects them to real food, where every trip will inspire them to eat better — and for less.”

According to the company, the new store will blend modern innovation and community focus, while delivering the quality expected by GIANT, to bring great food to its neighbors. The company says that the 9,500-square-foot store in Graduate Hospital will offer an inspiring selection of high-quality, fresh, local, seasonal and flavor-focused foods, everyday essentials and organic private brand Nature’s Promise.

The store will operate 7 a.m to 10 p.m., seven days a week and will also employ approximately 60 full and part time partners.