There is something so wonderful about walking into a grocery store that has been designed with its customers in mind. This is why I absolutely love the new Giant Food in Olney, Maryland.
Yesterday, I was able to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony of Giant Food in Olney, Maryland. This location is the first Giant grocery store to incorporate a brand-new layout and decor designed for clear navigation for shoppers.
So, what does that look like?
It’s any shoppers dream come true. The aisles are wide enough for two carts to fit at the same time and each section of the store is identified by large backlit signage. The health and beauty department is now substantially bigger, there are enhanced hot food offerings, a full gourmet cheese shop, expanded produce and natural food offerings. There is also a sushi bar, full-service meat, seafood, bakery, floral department, dairy, and kosher food sections.
Oh and that’s not all. There is also a full-service pharmacy, Starbucks Cafe, free WiFi and a PNC Bank branch all in-store. In a rush? There is both self-checkout and self-scan options available.
My favorite part of the new store has to be the large selection of natural food offerings. The aisle seems to go on forever. Another plus? I loved being able to shop without feeling claustrophobic or smashing into another shopper’s cart.
I love shopping at Giant Food and will continue to do so not only because they constantly continue to improve their customer’s shopping experience but also because they give back to the community. Yesterday, Giant Food gave out over $5,000 to the local community of Olney, MD. Being a better neighbor is one of Giant Food’s promises to customers and has been since their first store opened in 1936. In fact, last year, Giant Food donated over $14 million in cash and products. So watching them give money to the local police and fire department, food shelter and breast cancer awareness organization warmed my heart.
Going forward, Giant Food plans on building all future stores in the style of the Olney, Maryland store. In fact, a new Giant Food will be opening soon near my home in Northern Virginia in a year or so. I can’t wait to explore and shop when it’s open.
The brand new Giant Food in Olney, Maryland is located at:
18140 Village Center Drive. Olney, MD 20832