Giant Food stores announced on April 10 that it planned to construct six new stores, remodel two existing locations and open five new fuel centers in Pennsylvania during the next two years. The company currently has 171 locations in four states.
One of the grocer’s new stores will be in the community of Walnutport that lost its grocery store in 2015. The company will also open a store in East Stroudsburg next year. Both the stores will include fuel centers.
“We are positioning the company for long-term growth, and we are excited to grow our presence within East Stroudsburg and Walnutport to better serve the families in those communities,” Giant President Nicholas Bertram said in a news release. “This year Giant is celebrating our founding in Pennsylvania 95 years ago, so we’re especially proud to make these new investments in our home state,” Bertram said.
Giant expects to create about 300 jobs, a mix of part- and full-time associates, through its expansions.