Giant Food Stores Weekly Ad – Giant Food Stores, LLC is a US supermarket chain that operates stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia under the names of Giant and Martin’s. Giant is a subsidiary of Netherlands-based AHOLD. Giant Food Stores are often referred to as Giant-Carlisle to distinguish it from sister company Giant-Landover. One major difference between the Giant of Landover and Giant of Carlisle is the company’s unions Landover, Giant of Carlisle and is not coupling with the exception of shops in areas Lewistown and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Giant was founded in 1923, when David Javitch opened a small meat market in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Carlisle Meat Market, as it is known, began as a butcher shop with two man. David Javitch, otherwise known as “D.J.”, built its business on the premise of “best product at the weekly ad.” He spent most of his hours in the store, and his children were raised there. His store prospered in 1920 and 1930. In 1936, Javitch decided to take a chance on a new business opportunity.
He bought a shop in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, which he called Giant Food Shopping Center. It was a big change from the original Carlisle Meat Market in what was overall a grocery store. It was very modern and offered customers the opportunity to buy their goods and delicate dry under a roof; a new concept at the time. The store was a great success, and soon a decision was made to expand the store base Carlisle from a meat market on a full grocery store.
readmore: Giant Food Weekly Ad February 10 – 16, 2017.