GIANT, with several supermarkets in Delaware County, is investing $114 million on an expansion project in Pennsylvania that will include two new stores, renovation of 35 existing stores and a new fulfillment center on Island Avenue in Philadelphia, writes Kara Seymour for Patch.com.
The fulfillment center will grow Giant’s home delivery and in-store pick-up operations and create hundreds of new jobs.
“The accelerated growth of GIANT DIRECT has set the stage for additional investment opportunities that extend our ecommerce geographic reach. At the same time, our GIANT Heirloom Market format has enabled us to reach an entirely new demographic in Philadelphia,” company President Nicholas Bertram said.
The new stores will be in Swatara Township and Pocono Summit.
Thirty five stores will be renovated to simplify shopping for “today’s busy families” and will include beer and wine eateries, a modernized décor, streamlined order pickup, optimized product assortment, and improved merchandise displays.
The company’s expansion plans, announced at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf applauded the plans.
“I thank GIANT for helping the state’s farmers and food suppliers grow their businesses by showcasing PA Preferred products at its stores,” he said.
Read more about Giant’s plans here.