Monday, March 11, 2013
Montgomery Township Supervisors approved a conditional use application at a hearing Monday night, bringing the 10-pump gas station and convenience store to Bethlehem Pike near Five Points intersection.
A 10-pump, 24-hour gas station and 5,000-square-foot convenience store is coming to the Five Points intersection area after a conditional use approval Monday night by Montgomery Township Supervisors following a public hearing, according to Dan Sokil of The Reporter. The 2.236-acre property at 741 Bethlehem Pike is located on the northbound side of Route 309 and southbound Horsham Road, near the Five Points intersection; it formerly housed businesses such as Golf Etc., Superstarz Kidz Salon and Mattress Giant, according to a January The Reporter article. The property is between Route 309/Bethlehem Pike and Horsham Road, and between the old Montgomery Township Schoolhouse and a Hess gas station. The one-story strip mall will be demolished. …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Giant Food Stores will present a conditional use application at a hearing in March for a 'Giant to Go' gas station along northbound Route 309 and southbound Horsham Road.
Monday, February 4
Giant Food Stores wants to build 10 gas pumps and a 5,000-square-foot convenience store — all open 24/7 — near Five Points Plaza on the property of the former 309 & Horsham Road Plaza, according to Dan Sokil of The Reporter. Montgomery Township Supervisors authorized Jan. 28 a continuance of a public hearing to March to consider a conditional use application from Giant to permit construction of the gas station on the site, according to the article. The property is located on the northbound side of Route 309 and southbound Horsham Road, near the Five Points intersection; it formerly housed businesses such as Golf Etc., Superstarz Kidz Salon and Mattress Giant, according to the article. The property is between Route 309/Bethlehem Pike and …
Friday, July 6, 2012
The former Genuardi's at Sumneytown Pike and Church Road was acquired by Giant and underwent a multi-million dollar remodeling and update
Giant Food Store will open at Church Road and Sumneytown Pike at 8 a.m. Sunday. The former Genuardi's location - incorrectly called West Point instead of its real locale in Upper Gwynedd - was closed in June as it underwent a multi-million dollar remodel and update of amenities, according to Chris Band, spokesman for Giant Food Stores. Other stores that underwent remodeling and are set to open Sunday are located in Huntingdon Valley, Jamison, Kennett Square and West Chester. Remodeled departments in clude produce, bakery, meat, deli and seafood. "It's an exciting time for all of our store teams as we look forward to opening the doors and introducing the Giant shopping experience to each community," said Giant President Rick Herring in a …
Friday, April 20, 2012
The family-oriented magazine is designed to help kids have healthier lives. Also, Giant’s ‘Good Things Grow Kid Challenges.’
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Friday, April 20, 2012
In its ongoing efforts to fight childhood obesity and help kids live healthier lifestyles, GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN’S Food Markets recently announced a series of activities geared towards healthy kids this spring. In addition, the first issue of the grocers’ brand new “Kid Healthy Ideas,” a free health and wellness magazine, is now available in all stores. The 12-page, full color magazine, is designed for kids ages 8 to 12 and features health-related educational articles, games and recipes. “Healthy choices for families often start at the supermarket and as a grocery retailer we are committed to providing health and wellness information that not only engages adults, but also children,” said Rick Herring, president. “We encourage …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Spokesman: Customers gave ‘overwhelmingly negative’ feedback regarding the lean beef.
Giant Food Stores said today that it will no longer purchase and sell fresh “finely textured ground beef.” The reason? Customers hate it, and they expressed it by telling store managers, calling the Giant consumer affairs department and via Facebook. “More than 100 customers expressed concerns over finely textured ground beef; we of course listen and have a good relationship with our customers,” Giant Food Stores spokesman Christopher Brand said today. “The feedback has been overwhelmingly negative. “I will tell you that we have a very educated consumer," he continued. "It’s not something that they wanted to purchase.” According to Brand, finely textured ground beef is 100-percent lean beef manufactured by harvesting lean tissue that is …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Giant Food Stores buying 16 Genuardi's, including West Point and Chalfont
Giant Food Stores entered into an agreement to purchase 16 Philadelphia-area Genuardi’s stores for $106 million. Included in those 16 stores are the Genuardi’s in West Point and the Genuardi’s in Chalfont. Giant, a Carlisle, Pa.-based company, said it plans on converting the 16 Genuardi’s stores to Giant stores. Genuardi's is a subsidiary of Safeway, Inc. Safeway acquired the Genuardi's stores and name in 2001. Here are the 16 stores to be purchased by Giant: According to Giant Public Relations Manager Chris Brand, the conversion will take place over a three-week period in which there will be a staggered closing of the stores. “Of course the agreement is subject to regulatory approval, it’s hard to say, but in the middle of this year, …