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    Giant Eagle Express Opens 2nd Location

    24-hour neighborhood grocery store opens in college town of Indiana, Pa.

    The western Pennsylvania town of Indiana is known as the home of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as the hometown of Hollywood legend James Stewart, and now it’s the location of the latest Giant Eagle Express store.

    The new 24-hour neighborhood grocery store, at 435 S. Seventh St., features fresh prepared foods, a full-service deli and a broad selection of grocery items in a quick in-and-out setting.

    “Our new Indiana Giant Eagle Express features all of the fresh food offerings customers expect from Giant Eagle, in a contemporary, neighborhood grocery format,” said Dave Daniel, VP of Giant Eagle Express. “Since the 2007 introduction of our first Giant Eagle Express in the Pittsburgh area, customers quickly came to appreciate the ability to get fresh and high quality meal solutions in a fast and friendly manner. We have continued to refine the concept in Pittsburgh, and are excited to bring our latest thinking to Indiana.”

    The 14,000-square-foot market features a wide selection of fresh prepared foods like fresh-to-order sub sandwiches, wraps, breakfast sandwiches, via touch-screen ordering. There’s also sushi made daily, made-to-order pizzas, rotisserie chicken, pot pies, a salad bar and a full-service deli with premium, fresh-sliced meats and cheeses. The store also includes an in-store bakery, 150 varieties of domestic and imported beers, meat and seafood offerings, fresh produce and a broad selection of the most commonly shopped-for grocery items.

    Also available are more than 20 varieties of fountain beverages, frozen drinks and milkshakes, energy and sports drinks, bottled and flavored waters, teas, custom coffee with a range of roasts from mild to strong, and a selection of cappuccinos and hot chocolates. Further, the store offers health and beauty items, baby products and pharmacy prescription delivery available at a nearby Giant Eagle supermarket.

    Among the other features likely to be popular in this bustling college town are free unlimited WiFi in the café area with seating for more than 100 inside and an additional 25 outside, and a DVD rental kiosk.

    “The Indiana Giant Eagle Express offers the best in fresh foods, fill-in grocery needs and convenience-oriented services,” Daniel said. “We believe it fits the need right here in the center of town, with the nearby university and area residents.”

    The new store will employ 75 associates. The store’s grand opening celebration Thursday included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a $1,000 donation to the Indiana County Action Program.

    Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle Inc. operates 231 supermarkets and 172 fuel and convenience stores throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, north central West Virginia and Maryland.

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