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Despite severe weather across the Mid-Atlantic region last week, Giant Food LLC of Landover, Md., rushed to assure customers that all 173 of the Ahold USA division’s stores are open and operating according to normal business hours.
“More than 70 of our stores were without power as a result of Friday’s violent storms; however, all 173 of our stores remained open and serving customers, operating on generator power,” noted Anthony Hucker, president of Giant. “Members of Giant's team have been working around the clock from our command center providing solutions to best serve our customers and our communities. For more than 75 years, our customers have come to rely on Giant to provide the highest levels of quality, value and service, regardless of ways we're impacted by Mother Nature.”
The grocer also offered food safety tips to consumers in the wake of the region’s power outages, among them the importance of discarding refrigerated perishable foods after four hours without electricity, and that food stored in a freezer should be thrown away if power has been out for more than 48 hours.
Giant operates 173 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, employing about 22,000 associates.