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A Giant grocery store in Springfield. (Courtesy of Giant Food)

Major employers

Giant Food (Ahold USA)

Giant Food, which was founded in the District in 1936, has been a division of Netherlands-based Ahold since 1998. The Giant Landover division operates 173 supermarkets in the District, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. In February, the company marked its 75th anniversary with an event at the Tivoli Giant in the District, blocks away from the site of the first Giant. In June, Giant opened its newest store, in Arlington at Penrose Square. In September, Ahold USA named Anthony T. Hucker president of the local division.

Trivia

In 1979, Giant was the irst supermarket chain to put computer-assisted checkout scanning equipment into use chain wide.

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Founded: 1936

Division president, Giant Landover: Anthony T. Hucker

Employees (local): 6273 (3954)

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