FACTOID # 2: Puerto Rico has roughly the same gross state product as Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota combined.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Giant Food
A panoramic view of the front of a new Giant Food store opened in 2004 in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Giant Food is the name of two separate but related supermarket chains in the United States, and a third unrelated chain. Cropped version of Image:Waverly Giant Front. ... Cropped version of Image:Waverly Giant Front. ... This article is about the artistic term Panorama. ... This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ... Exterior appearance of typical American supermarket (a Safeway) A supermarket or grocery store is a store that sells a wide variety of food. ...

Contents


Giant Food of Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Giant Food Stores was founded in 1923, when David Javitch opened a small meat market in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The Carlisle Meat Market, as it was known, began as a humble two-man butcher shop. Motto: Nickname: Map [[Image:|px|Location of Carlisle, Pennsylvania]] Political Statistics Founded 1751 Incorporated 1782 County Cumberland County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 14. ...


David Javitch, otherwise known as "D.J.", built his business on the premise of "the best product at the fairest price." He spent most of his hours in the store, and his children were raised there. His store prospered during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1936, Javitch decided to take a chance on a new business opportunity.


He purchased a store in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, which he named the Giant Shopping Food Center. It was a big change from the original Carlisle Meat Market in that it was a total grocery store. It was very modern and offered customers the opportunity to purchase their dry goods and perishables under one roof; a new concept at that time. The store was a great success, and soon a decision was made to expand the Carlisle store from a basic meat market into a full-fledged grocery store. Lewistown is a borough located on the Juniata River, 61 miles (98 km) northwest of Harrisburg in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. ...


Prior to purchasing the Lewistown store, he purchased a store in Hagerstown, Maryland that opened and closed within the same month. Though it was short-lived and costly venture, it provided a valuable learning experience to him. In addition, his main store in Carlisle was destroyed by fire, and the Lewistown store was completely flooded on two separate occasions. Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated County Washington County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor vacant Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 27. ...


After each setback, Javitch started over, adding more features for his customers. The Carlisle store was very modern for its time, with features like a parking lot, baggers, and outside lighting for the safety of employees and customers.


The stores continued to flourish in the 1950s as some serious decisions about the business were made. Shopping malls became a new American experience with the population moving outside of the cities and into the suburbs, and Javitch took advantage of the strip malls dotting the landscape. As a result, the company embarked on a plan of steady growth, opening new stores in suburban areas. In 1968, the ninth store opened in Harrisburg, PA with Lee Javitch, David's son, serving as President of Giant Food Stores. Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania, a state of the United States of America. ...


In 1970, a strategic decision was made to compete with larger regional supermarket chains. The company's growth accelerated with the purchase of the Martin's chain in Hagerstown, Maryland. It was now becoming more difficult for the Javitch family to personally supervise the operation of the expanding company. Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated County Washington County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor vacant Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 27. ...


In 1972, Nick Riso joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Operations. Nick assisted the Javitch family in bringing about their desired growth plan. A new merchandising effort began with the introduction of "Everyday Low Prices." This concept would begin a span of 29 consecutive years of record sales and earnings. In 1974, David Javitch passed away, and Lee established the David Javitch Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit children of Giant/Martin's employees.


As the 1970s closed, 24 stores were in operation. Nick Riso was appointed President, and Lee Javitch assumed the position of Chairman. As the 80s approached, the company had grown to a workforce of 3,400.


In 1981, the Javitch family made a key decision to perpetuate the growth and financial stability of the company as Giant entered into an agreement with Ahold, a food retailing business based in Zaandam, the Netherlands. Ahold's roots date back to 1887, with the Albert Heijn grocery chain in Holland serving as their anchor business. They are now a multi-faceted international company involved in the manufacturing and retailing of food and other consumer goods across the world. At the time of agreement, Giant was operating 29 supermarkets.


Throughout the 80s, Giant continued to grow. In 1988, Allan Noddle assumed the position of President of Giant Food Stores, as the 50th Giant store opened. Noddle served as a spokesperson in Giant's radio and television advertising campaigns.


The late 80s through the mid 90s saw a complete modernization of Giant and Martin's stores as remodels, expansions, and interior upgrades were completed in virtually every store within the chain. In addition, many new customer conveniences were added including in-store banks, pharmacies, Chinese kitchens, coffee shops, photo processing, and dry cleaning services. By the end of 1996, Giant had grown to 75 stores.


1997 saw the second major change in the company's history as Giant merged with Edwards Super Food Stores, another Ahold-owned company. Upon completion of the merger, Giant was operating two divisions, with 23,000 employees in six states including Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Additionally, Tony Schiano became President and Chief Executive Officer of Giant. Official language(s) None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 145 km 400 km 21 37°53N to 39°43N 75°4W to 79°33W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 41st 62,809 km² 210 km 385 km 0. ... A chief executive officer (CEO) or chief executive is the highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, company, or agency. ...


As 2000 approached, Giant Food Stores underwent many technological changes. In addition, the new 2000 prototype store opened and additional new stores opened with shopping conveniences for customers including gas stations, full-service floral departments, smoothie and juice bars, expanded deli and bakery departments, and organic produce.


The new millennium brought about additional change within the organization, as Edwards transitioned to another Ahold-owned company, Stop & Shop. The Edwards stores throughout New Jersey and New York were remodeled and reopened under the Stop & Shop banner. With the major change, Giant concentrated on its plans to expand and opened stores in new market areas such as Altoona, Pennsylvania. Altoona is a city located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. ...


In 2001, Giant formed an alliance with another Ahold company, Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York. The new partnership, called Shared Services, was designed to allow both Companies to continue to operate individually as separate and distinct businesses while partnering to support corporate functions. Tops Friendly Markets, usually referred to as just Tops, is an American supermarket chain based in Williamsville, New York, with stores in the western and central regions of that state, northwestern Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio (the latter having once been Finast). ... Official website: Buffalo, NY Location Location of Buffalo in New York State Government County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Geographical characteristics Area Total 136. ...


U-Scan, or self-checkout registers, were implemented company-wide, and a new marketing campaign, "Quality. Selection. Savings. Everyday" was introduced.


Major organizational change occurred in January 2003. Ultimately, Shared Services evolved to the extent that currently, Tops is now fully integrated into the Giant Organization. The new structure results in many organizational changes that are consistent with Ahold's strategy of operating local food stores that are focused on meeting the needs of the customer. Through this integration, Giant and Tops will share each company's own strengths while maintaining local brands, resulting in increased long-term competitiveness and financial performance.


Recently, in 2005, Giant opened the doors on a new "Super Giant" in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, in part due to competition from Wegmans supermarkets moving into the area. The new Giant offers more selections overall, particularly in the Deli department, which is what Wegmans is known for. Camp Hill is a borough located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, southwest of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. ...


Giant Food Stores sponsors the Giant Center arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania as well as the Skyview at Hersheypark. The Giant Center is a 12,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Hershey near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Hershey is also the name of a candy company see: Hersheys Hershey is an unincorporated community within Derry Township in Dauphin County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 10 miles (16 km) east of Harrisburg. ... Hersheypark was opened in 1907 as a leisure park for the employees of Hersheys, an American confectionery company. ...


Giant Food of Landover, Maryland

Although the companies shared financiers, Giant Food Stores of Pennsylvania was independent of Giant Food Inc. of Landover, Maryland, which was founded in 1936 by N.M. Cohen and Samuel Lehrman in Washington, D.C.. It expanded to Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey. Giant Food Inc. was the first to use computer-assisted checkout system-wide. Giant Food Inc. operated stores in Pennsylvania under the Super G name until its 1998 buyout by Dutch supermarket conglomerate Ahold from the founding Cohen family. It presently operates over 150 supermarkets. In the 1970s Giant experimented with department stores under the Giant name and apparel stores, including the Pants Corral. Giant is a long-time sponsor of the Washington- and Baltimore-area high-school quizbowl game It's Academic. Landover is an area of Prince Georges County in the State of Maryland in the United States of America. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... Official language(s) None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 145 km 400 km 21 37°53N to 39°43N 75°4W to 79°33W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 49th 6,452 km² 48 km 161 km 21. ... Official language(s) None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 110 km 240 km 14. ... Ahold, (in full Koninklijke Ahold N.V., Royal Ahold N.V.), (Euronext: AH, FWB: AHO, NYSE: AHO) based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands is one of the worlds largest supermarket operators and one of the worlds largest foodservice and retail companies. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Interior of a typical Macys department store. ... A panoramic view of the Baltimore skyline and inner harbor Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Nickname: Monumental City Charm City Mob Town B-more Map Political Statistics Founded 30 July 1729 Incorporated 1797... Quizbowl (also known as Quiz bowl, Scholastic Bowl, or Academic Bowl) is a family of games of questions and answers on all topics of human knowledge, commonly played in high school and college. ... Its Academic is a high school version of quizbowl, in Washington, DC (WRC-TV), Charlottesville, Virginia (WVIR), and Baltimore, Maryland (WJZ). ...


Since 1977, Odonna Mathews has been well-known to Washington- and Baltimore-area Giant Food shoppers as consumer adviser. Mathews -- who appeared in countless circulars and TV and newspaper ads -- announced her retirement in September 2005 effective the end of the month. Mathews' successor is Andrea Astrachan. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Giant-Stop & Shop

In December 2004, Royal Ahold integrated Stop & Shop Supermarkets and Giant Food LLC of Landover into a single operation to save money and it has become one of the biggest supermarket chains in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The new combined unit has more than 540 stores in various states and 80,000 part time and full time associates. See Giant-Stop & Shop for more details. Corporate logo. ... Giant-Stop & Shop is a company owned by Ahold USA, a subsidiary of Royal Ahold. ...


Giant Food Markets of Broome County, New York

Giant Food Markets of Broome County, New York is a separate chain in business since 1933. It was founded by Metrie and George Akel in Binghamton, New York and was the first self-service supermarket in New York. Broome County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Binghamton is a city in upstate New York in the United States. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ...


See also

Martins Food Markets is a grocery chain owned by Giant Food. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Giant Food - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1409 words)
Giant Food is the name of two separate but related supermarket chains in the United States, and a third unrelated chain.
Giant Food Inc. was the first to use computer-assisted checkout system-wide.
Giant Food Markets of Broome County, New York is a separate chain in business since 1933.
Giant Food - CorpKnowPedia (180 words)
Giant Food of Carlisle, Pennsylvania was founded in 1923 by David Javitch.
Although the companies shared financiers, Giant Food of Pennsylvania was not related to Giant Food of Landover, Maryland, which was founded in 1936 by N.M. Cohen and Samuel Lehrman in Washington, D.C. It expanded to Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and New Jersey.
Giant food was the first to use computer-assisted checkout system-wide.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m