Eric and I were very excited after pre-touring and learning more about Giants new store format that was built from the ground up in Owings Mill, MD.
This new location replaced two local Giant stores. It is a total of 66,700 square feet with 47,000 square feet of selling space.
I really loved what they call the “power aisle”. As soon as you walk in you are greeted with flowers, and my favorite, the produce section. As you walk through further you have your expanded hot & prepared food section with many healthy options. PNC Bank and Starbucks on flank the front doors. Impressive!
As you continue to walk thru, you will see a lovely display of cheeses, an olive bar, and to the left your extended Organic selections.
I love how they have everything in this aisle. Lunch options to go, fresh sushi, onsite bakery, and expanded organic food options. They really listened to their customers when they thought about the redesign. As I continued to walk through the store I noticed that I wasn’t cold, my usual complaint. They explained that they used more glass doors than ever before, so it is both energy efficient and helps reduce that issue.
The signs are large and bright which is great, especially in a new store. Have you ever been to a new grocery store and gotten frustrated because it’s not laid out the same way as your old one? I have, and it can be super frustrating when you’re with a toddler. These signs have lights and are large enough to see throughout the store. All the aisles were large and everything is displayed perfectly, like the beauty aisle. They had all of the mens grooming in one section so you don’t have to walk around looking for different items for hubby. Also, this beauty & bath aisle has lights throughout so it’s easy to see.
They put a lot of thought into this new store concept! I love how they are focused on fresh & healthy food options, and made the layout easier for customers to walk through and find what they need.
Giant Food services + features I love:
Onsite nutritionist offering classes for nutrition. Did you know they offer..
- Personalized consultations
- FREE Nutrition store tours and classes
- FREE Corporate wellness presentations
- Community events
- Nutrition Made Easy Podcast
- Healthy Kid Tours to help them make healthy choices
Full Service Pharmacy with amazing programs like prescription home delivery (at Owing Mills Location).
- Easy Prescription Transfers
- Health Screenings
- Text Alerts
- Automatic Refills-They send you a reminder and all you have to do is pick it up!
- Pet prescriptions
- Generic Prescriptions Savings
On-site PNC Bank
New Pickup Service- place your order and they will deliver to your car in parking lot!
Extended Hot + Prepared food and Fresh Sushi
Large Organic Section and more!
This is truly a one stop shop! I was excited to learn all about how they want to connect and help our community when it comes to health and nutrition like, sponsoring local events and setup free health screenings! If you head online you can find classes and even free health screening events.
My family has been shopping at Giant Food stores ever since I was a baby. If you live in in the DMV area chances are you have too! Giant, a Landover, MD Based Grocer, is Baltimore’s largest Grocer with about 20,000 employees. They have 163 supermarkets in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia. It was really great to see how much has changed and how they care about our communities. They are planning to roll out some of these new changes to stores throughout DC and Baltimore area.
Have you shopped Giant Food stores before? How do you love this new store format and services?