GIANT Food Stores

Established: 1923 Stores: 180

Did you know?

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

Raised more than $44 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

  • Supermarkets
  • Superstores
  • Online shopping
  • Urban

Market area

  • Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia

    180 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.” Operating under the GIANT and MARTIN’s banners, the stores are now leaders in their market areas and among the best-known brands in Pennsylvania. 

GIANT Food Stores 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 supporting the country’s troops. In 2018, the company celebrated its 95th anniversary by donating over $22.5 million to the communities served by its stores.


GIANT Food Stores

P.O. Box 249
Carlisle, PA 17013

Visiting address:

1149 Harrisburg Pike
Carlisle, PA 17013


+1 888 814 4268