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Encyclopedia > Giant Food of Landover, Maryland
Giant of Landover, Maryland store at 8th and O Streets NW in Washington, D.C.
Giant of Landover, Maryland store at 8th and O Streets NW in Washington, D.C.

Giant Food Inc. of Landover, Maryland, 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 systemwide. 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. ... Flag Seal Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq. ... 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. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City (by John Quincy Adams on a visit in 1827), Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Government Country... Churchill College - Cambridge plays York on University Challenge, a televised quizbowl programme. ... 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 at the end of the month. Andrea Astrachan succeeds Mathews in the role. 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. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is a chain of supermarkets located mostly in New England. ... Giant-Stop & Shop is a company owned by Ahold USA, a subsidiary of Royal Ahold. ...

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