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Giant Food was Washington, DC’s first supermarket, opening in 1936
Donated $7.9 million to regional food bank partners and local pantries in 2015
Donated more than $1 million in 2015 to combat child hunger
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Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia
Giant customers were the first in the US to see nutritional labelling as part of the shelf price label.”
Giant Food of Maryland was founded in 1936 by Nehemiah Meir "N.M." Cohen and Samuel Lehrman.
They believed that a large store selling a high volume of goods and operating on a self-service basis could offer customers a wide variety of quality food at the lowest possible prices. Giant Food is a long-standing innovator in the retail food industry. Its first stores played a significant role in bringing food prices down in the Maryland area.