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The Giant Co. To Open Benner Township Store Dec. 16

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The Giant Company has announced that it will open a new store at 8 a.m. Dec. 16 at 2699 Benner Pike in Benner Township, Pennsylvania.

The new 50,000-square-foot store will operate from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. and add more than 100 full- and part-time jobs to the Centre County community.

“At The GIANT Company, we are a neighborhood grocery store, but we are also members of the communities we serve,” said John Ruane, interim president, The Giant Co.

“The opening of our Benner Township Giant builds on our legacy of serving the State College community for more than 30 years, offering families convenience, meal solutions and savings to meet their lifestyles. Opening just in time for holiday celebrations, our new store reinforces our commitment to fulfilling our purpose of connecting families to a better future.”

Thomas “Woody” Woodring, a 43-year grocery veteran, has been appointed store manager. He will bring team members and community leaders together for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 16. As part of the celebration, the first 200 customers will receive a Giant reusable shopping bag filled with product samples and other grand opening savings. 

“We are excited to open our doors to the greater Bellefonte community and, just in time for the holiday season,” Woodring said.

“Our new store will feature the very best of Giant’s For Today’s Table brand, but especially our customer promises – simplify shopping, inspire fresh ideas and create healthier communities. Our team is here to help, and we will strive to create meaningful shopping experiences that helps families gather around the table.”

Customers will find an on-site fuel station where customers can save with Giant Choice Rewards.

Launched in 2019, Choice Rewards brings customized savings and rewards with the Giant app. Customers earn points through personalized “bonus earn” offers while earning points on purchases at the rate of one point for every $1 spent. Customers can redeem points for discounts on gas or choose to convert points to dollars to save on groceries.

“We know price is top of mind for our customers, and it is for us too,” Woodring said. “Giant Choice Rewards is a great way for customers to shop and save. It helps families stretch their dollars by offering hundreds of dollars in savings each week. Customers choose rewards that matter the most to them, delivering an easy and personalized shopping experience that saves time and money.”

The Benner Township store will also offer Giant Direct. Designed to serve customers when and how they want to shop, the program gives families the opportunity to order their groceries online for pick-up at giantdirect.com

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