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New Springfield GIANT Brings Change

What's in store for customers and employees of this former Genuardi's location?

The former Genuardi's at 950 Baltimore Pike in Springfield has officially begun its first week as a GIANT Food Store.

Assistant store manager, Josh Pinchok, said the new GIANT store has undergone "tremendous changes in only one week." Pictures of the produce department during the renovation and after really highlight these changes.  (shown left)

According to Store Manager, Steve Coffey, all former Genuardi's employees retained there positions and the store is still hiring.

"The food industry is a fun, fast paced business and we are always looking to recruit qualified, energetic people," said Coffey.

Giant is currently the third largest private sector employer in Pennsylvania with more than 26,000 full and part-time associates in the state. 

The expanded cafe area offers sandwiches, pizza, sushi, bakery, and deli with a dining area. An employee at the pizza counter pointed out that the dough is made fresh each day, on-site. The mammoth, "boardwalk" style slices really are comparable to a pizzaria. 

Customer Reaction

A local shopper, said she loves the store for its patient, helpful staff and great prices. Another customer, Ruth, said the new organization of the store will take some getting used to, but she's happy to see the store remain open. "The change was made smoothly," said Janice, an employee for 19 years. 

The GIANT supermarket chain, headquartered in Calisle, PA, opened five new area stores this week in former Genuardi's locations.

Have you been to the new store? What do you think of it? Do you miss the old Genuardi's? Let us know in the comments below.

Dave Russell July 19, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Gee - 2 Giant's in Springfield! I'm a bit surprised that they would want the Genuardi's location when the Sproul Rd store has better access and parking.
Judy McCarthy September 27, 2012 at 01:05 AM
I am asking a favor of our new Giant store manager, Steve Coffey, but first let me say that I am very pleased with the quality of the food and the pleasant atmosphere since the acquisition of my old favorite, Genuardi's. Would you be able to order a replacement coffee carafe, #GL210, 10 cup from the medelcoinc.com company for a loyal customer? You have 2 in stock that are12 cup capacity. I saw them there yesterday, and wondered if you could order one or two replacement carafes for me. My email address is geomccar@aol.com, and I live two blocks from your store. Keep up the good work!!! Judy McCarthy, Riverview Rd., Swarthmore
Judy McCarthy September 27, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I just sent you my comments.....read above and respond!

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