Giant Eagle Inc. has finalized a lease agreement to open a technology annex in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood.
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company anticipates occupying the 23,000-s.f. space within the TechMill 41 development by early 2020, offering upwards of 150 current and new team members a modern and collaborative work environment where current digital offerings will be enhanced and new technologies discovered.
The new space reaffirms Giant Eagle’s commitment to attract and retain top technology talent who will strengthen the company’s continued digital transformation. The success of customer offerings such as Curbside Express online grocery ordering, Scan Pay & Go scan-as-you-go in-store technology, the Giant Eagle mobile app and more demonstrate the increasing customer interest in using technology to enhance the shopping experience.
“As the retail industry continues through this amazing period of technological change, we are extremely fortunate to call Pittsburgh—a city with a deep and growing tech talent pool—home,” said Giant Eagle President and CEO Laura Shapira Karet. “Our new office space in the heart of Lawrenceville will provide us with a geographic advantage to compete with regional, national and global companies that are vying for this unique expertise.”
Giant Eagle’s digital-focused workforce is located between its Fox Chapel headquarters and its satellite tech hub in San Francisco.
Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle Inc. has more than 460 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.
TechMill 41 joins The Foundry at 41st and Bay 41 as the newest piece of a multi-use development by Fort Willow Developers, LP. TechMill 41 offers 87,500 s.f. of Class A office space next to the 40th Street bridge in Lawrenceville.