Did you know?

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

Store formats

  • Supermarkets
  • Superstores
  • Online shopping

Market area

  • Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

    167 stores

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.

Giant Food 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 Food

8301 Professional Place
Suite 115
Landover, MD 20785


+1 888 4 MY GIANT (+1 888 4694426)