Giant Food And Our Associates

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Giant Food opened Washington, DC's first supermarket in 1936, and today employs almost 19,000 associates in DC, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware – with the vast majority being union jobs. 


Giant Food is pleased to be one of the largest private employers in Maryland, where our company is headquartered.

Most recently, Giant Food opened a new flagship store in Olney, Maryland, bringing on 135  associates and still hiring. At the grand opening, associate Liz Bryan was honored for 48 years of service, having attended the original Olney Giant Food store opening in 1972. We have also just opened a new store in Owings Mills, Maryland, which will bring approximately 75 new jobs.

Giant Food is creating even more new full- and part-time jobs through Giant Pickup, launched this summer to enable online grocery service throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. After customers place their order, they select a pickup time window, including next-day or same-day fulfillment, which can be as soon as four hours after the order is placed. Giant Food associates pick and pack the orders and, upon customers’ arrival at the store, bring out their groceries and load them into their car.

Male staff holding a digital tablet and checking grocery products on the shelf in supermarket
Serious staff woman wrting on notepad at supermarket
Grocery store staff with clipboard in grocery store
Smiling female staff checking fruits in organic section of supermarket

Engaging Our Associates for Greater Impact


Proud  To
Work At Giant


Good Place
o Work


Will Stay For
Next Year


See Career


Believe Giant Supports
A Healthy Lifestyle

At Giant Food, we listen to our associates. Every year, Giant Food conducts a confidential associate engagement survey to find out directly from them what it is like to work for us. We use the responses to make our stores a better place to work – and shop – every day. According to our most recent survey:

  • More than 80% of associates agree they are proud to work at Giant Food and “work gives them a feeling of personal accomplishment”
  • Nearly 80% would recommend Giant Food as a good place to work
  • Almost 90% intend to stay with Giant Food for the next year
  • 77% agree there are career opportunities for them at Giant Food 
  • 75% believe Giant Food supports them in a healthy lifestyle

To ensure our associates’ voices are heard, Giant Food also established Store Councils to provide a space for store teams to discuss important issues like their working environments, as well as changes in our stores and communities. Associates are encouraged to provide feedback and collaborate with store management to ensure continuous improvement.


Giant Food recently introduced a Young Professionals (YoPro) resource group to better understand and meet the needs of new associates.  YoPro is designed to create a sense of community among new associates, draw on their insights and experiences, and give them a voice throughout the company.

Great Place to Work   

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