News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 November 15, 2006
CONTACT: Tracy Pawelski
tracy.pawelski@aholdusa.com

   
GIANT, TOPS & MARTIN'S ASSOCIATES RAISE MORE THAN $1 MILLION FOR UNITED WAY
Carlisle, PA - Associates from Giant Food Stores, TOPS Markets and Martin's Food Markets came together to raise a total of $1,197,671 in the companies' 2006 United Way campaign. In addition, throughout 2006, Giant and TOPS associates at both the store and the corporate level volunteered with approximately 70 United Way agencies across the stores' operating areas.

"I'd like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of our associates for participating in this year's United Way campaign," said Tony Schiano, chief executive officer, Giant Food Stores. "These donations will help local United Way agencies provide services to our neighbors who need our help the most."

As it is every year, the annual campaign became a friendly competition among the stores and their respective associates. For the fifth year in a row, the Elizabethtown, PA Giant Food Store, located at 1278 Market Street, raised the most among Giant/Martin's locations with a $20,000 pledge. Associates at the TOPS located at 5827 S. Transit Road, Lockport, NY raised more than $8,744.60, taking the top prize among TOPS locations.

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 214 stores as Giant Food Stores, TOPS Markets and Martin's Food Markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and New York. For more information about Giant Food Stores, visit the company's website at www.GiantFoodStores.com.

 

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