Friday, August 2, 2013

Giant Eagle Opens Store in Dublin and other News


Pittsburgh-based grocer Giant Eagle, the nation's largest food retailers and food distributors with approximately $8.2 billion in annual sales, has recently opened its expanded and remodeled store in Dublin, Ohio, a 94,000-square-foot store at 6700 Perimeter Loop Road.

The project started as a $14 million renovation and expansion of Like some other regional grocers, Giant Eagle is trying to be the store of choice for all types of shoppers, from the affluent customers like those in the Dublin area, to the middle-class and value-focused shoppers.a former Big Bear store in late 2010. It became a bigger project and was transformed into Giant Eagle's upscale Market District concept during the past year, said spokesman Brock Schmaltz. Its first Ohio Market District which opened in 2011 is in the Kingsdale Center in Upper Arlington. A third store is planned for Solon, in northeastern Ohio, next month.

Brian Ferrier, the grocer’s regional director of operations in central Ohio, said that the new store will focus on high-quality foods, innovating, growing in, and with the market. Like some other regional grocers, Giant Eagle is trying to be the store of choice for all types of shoppers, from the affluent customers like those in the Dublin area, to the middle-class and value-focused shoppers.

Meanwhile, the projected opening of a new Giant Eagle store at Grandview Yard has been pushed back to the middle of next year, because Giant Eagle has decided to "slow down a bit to go through a redesign and upgrade" of its plans for the outlet.

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