Eighty years ago, five families — all veterans in the grocery business -came together with one purpose in mind; create the best possible grocery shopping experience with the best possible products. Today, Giant Eagle and all of its many brands, span 400 locations reaching from Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Western Maryland. Today their vision to be the most innovative grocery store has exceeded expectations with the addition of the WineStation by Napa Technology.
As pioneers in the industry, Giant Eagle was the first to introduce in 1950 the vertical glass door freezer cases and establish a gourmet food section. They were also the first to widen their offerings (and make shopping more convenient) by adding seasons products like shovels and lawn furniture.
The 60’s was dedicated to simplifying the shopping experience and actually are the innovators of the grocery store format with fresh fruits and perishables found on the perimeter and meat and fish counters in the back of the stores. Giant Eagle was also the first to introduce “from scratch” bakery goods.
No strangers to innovation, Giant Eagle has also played a major role in how shoppers are dining out, dining in and drinking wines by the glass. In 2008, Giant Eagle introduced a brand new innovative food destination with Market District, a format that invites customers to experience an exploration of food that is inspiring and enjoyable and includes an array of gourmet, specialty and organic foods.
Today, thirty (yes 30!) Giant Eagle locations feature the WineStation by Napa Technology affording their customers with a simplified dining experience and the opportunity to experience fine wines by the taste, half and full glass. In each location, you will find an 8 bottle WineStation featuring 8 varied selections all perfectly chilled and preserved to perfection — and a host of wine tasting and food events to both educate and entertain.
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