News Release
 August 31, 2005
CONTACT: Denny Hopkins

Thousand of prices lowered throughout the store

Carlisle, PA - Martin's Super Food Store unveiled its latest prototype for the third time in Western New York as it opened the doors of a brand new 65,000 square foot store at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2005. The new store, located at 3955 Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk, opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Martin's officials and local dignitaries.

"Martin's is a step towards the next generation of supermarkets, featuring an expanded selection of items in virtually every department," Jeff Winter, store manager commented. "There is also an increased emphasis on technology, which adds to the convenience of the customers' shopping experience."

Focus on Technology and Convenience Martin's features new state-of-the-art technology that provides added convenience to customers. Easy Scan allows customers to utilize one of the six self-scanning units to expedite their checkout process and Easy Weigh allows customers to weigh their produce, bulk food and other items as they make their selection, making checkout quick and easy. Martin's is also making it convenient for customers to find meal ideas with Recipe Solutions. This interactive computer kiosk provides customers with recipes and a listing of ingredients for new and innovative ideas for dinner, a snack or a special celebration all without leaving the store.

Focus on Natural and Organic The store will offer an expanded variety of products in the natural and organic categories through a dedicated section, Nature's Promise Marketplace, which will include frozen, dairy, grocery and special diet selections. The department will also include a "HealthNotes" touchscreen information kiosk, a resource to obtain quick, reliable information on vitamins, health conditions, herbal supplements, sports nutrition, diet, nutrition, recipes and homeopathy.

Store Features and Amenities

Customers will find that familiar features of the previous Dunkirk store have been upgraded and enhanced in the new location along with the addition of new features that will provide a more efficient, consumer-friendly shopping experience.

- Store Hours - the Dunkirk Martin's will be open 24 hours, 7 days a week,

- Deli Express - customers can place their order electronically at the deli, continue their shopping and then pick up their order before heading to the checkout,

- Pharmacy - same pharmacy team will carry over from the old Tops location with all customer prescriptions and files automatically transferred to the new store,

- M & T Bank - in-store branch for added customer convenience,

- Fuel station - an added convenience for customers to fill up their car and do their grocery shopping in one, easy location.

New Customer Service Area

The enhanced Customer Service Area is designed to meet customer needs and offers many services and conveniences, including: - Check Cashing - Postage Stamps - Western Union Transactions - ATM - Film Developing - Lottery Tickets - Money Orders - Bill Payments -

"Martin's also features an entirely new decor package that will give customers the feeling of shopping in a more convenient setting, featuring a 'store within the store' concept," Winter continued. "Key departments such as the bakery, deli, meat and seafood are set off with their own look and feel, giving unique identities to the various sections of the store."

To celebrate the grand opening of the third Martin's prototype in Western New York, Martin's provided $1,000 donations to each of the following Dunkirk organizations in a special presentation on August 16, 2005: -East Town of Dunkirk Fire Department -Dunkirk Police Department DARE Program -Fredonia Police Department DARE Program -Dunkirk Central School -Brooks Memorial Hospital Auxiliary -Children's Love Fund of Chautauqua County -Troopers Toys for Tots -Fredonia Central School -Chautauqua County Youth Bureau -The Resource Center

The number of store associate positions will nearly double as compared to the old Dunkirk store, creating almost 130 new jobs in the area.

The Dunkirk Martin's joins the growing list of Martin's Food Stores in New York State, most recently Amherst, which opened in April 2005, and Perinton in September 2004. By the end of this year, the Derby and Batavia Tops locations will re-open as Martin's Super Food Stores.

Giant Food Stores, LLC, headquartered in Carlisle, PA is one of four retail operating companies under Ahold USA, one of the leading supermarket operations in the US. Giant currently operates 101 stores as Giant Food Stores, 152 stores as Tops Markets and 21 stores as Martins Food Markets. With nearly 37,000 associates Giant serves a six state market area. For more information about Giant Food Stores, visit the company's website at



Attachment 1 Dunkirk Store Specialty Departments

- Corner Bakery Shoppe  featuring upscale desserts, whipped cream desserts, a variety of other sweet indulgences, hearth oven baked bread and a bagel shoppe. Photo cakes are a customer favorite,

- Butcher Shoppe  offering Certified Angus Beef and "Value Added" ready to cook products,

- The Florist  full service florist with a rose case featuring a full variety of roses everyday,

- Seafood Market  featuring a vast selection of steaks, filets and shellfish including an onsite lobster tank with free steaming while you wait.

- Market Square Deli  brings the freshest assortment of deli meats and freshly prepared salads to your table,

- Carryout Café  offers made-to-order submarine sandwiches, grilled veggie bar, brick oven for pizza and hot subs, grain bar, chicken wing bar,

- Market Fresh  Produce features an expanded organic section with over 40 varieties of produce, along with a fresh salad bar,

- Pharmacy  aside from filling prescriptions, the pharmacy features tips for healthy living, including information about drugs, disease and diet, along with a special Diabetic Center,

- Relax, Revive, Renew  soothing décor offers the effect of shopping in a specialty store for all of the customers health and beauty needs,

- Babys First Steps  featuring all the necessities from diapers to formula with warm pastel décor aspects throughout the department,

- Companion Pet  a necessity for pet owners with food, toys and pet care products all offered in a fun aisle setting with paw print tiles and specialized signage for pet lovers.

- Natures Promise Marketplace  section devoted entirely to health and natural products, including Martins exclusive Natures Promise line and the HealthNotes information kiosk, full of information for leading a healthy lifestyle.


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