Giant Food

Established: 1936 Stores: 164

Did you know?

Giant Food was Washington, DC’s first supermarket, opening in 1936

Announced the 15th annual fundraising program for pediatric cancer in 2019

Donated $2 million to local schools through A+ school rewards program in 2018

Store formats

  • Supermarkets
  • Superstores
  • Online shopping

Market area

  • Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

    164 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

8301 Professional Place
Suite 115
Landover, MD 20785


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