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Founded in 1923 when David Javitch opened a small meat market in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Raised more than $40 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals over 20 years

Donated over 1,500 park benches and removed 15 million plastic bags from the environment since 1997

Donated more than $2.2 million to the United Service Organizations in the past 10 years

Store formats

  • Expanded deli, bakery and produce departments with a wide range of local and organic items
  • SCAN IT! app lets customers check out on their smartphones
  • Online ordering with Peapod
  • In-store nutritionists
  • On-site gas stations
  • Superstores (store size: 90,000 square feet-plus)
  • Supermarkets

Market area

  • Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia

    197 stores

In 1936, Javitch offered customers the opportunity to purchase dry goods and perishables under one roof - a new concept and the precursor to the modern grocery store.


Giant Food Stores was built on the premise of the “best products at the fairest price.”

It is now a leader in its market areas and one of the best-known brands in Pennsylvania. Supermarkets and superstores operate under the names Giant Food Stores and Martin's Food Markets.  

Giant Carlisle is dedicated to helping its customers save money, save time and eat well. It has been recognized for its commitment to philanthropy in the areas of hunger relief, improving the lives of children, and building healthier communities.


Giant Carlisle

P.O. Box 249
Carlisle, PA 17013

Visiting address:

1149 Harrisburg Pike
Carlisle, PA 17013


+1 888 814 4268