Giant Eagle, Inc. was officially founded in 1931, when the Company’s five founders joined forces to change the industry. They realized that a new model of food retailing – known as “the supermarket” – would be a game changer. With this, they opened their first 5,000-square-foot supermarket in the South Hills of Pittsburgh in 1936 and called it Giant Eagle.
Today, Giant Eagle continues to redefine the retail business. We are routinely featured on Forbes magazine’s largest private corporations list. We are also one of the nation’s largest food, fuel and convenience businesses with billions of dollars in annual sales. Our team has grown into the number one supermarket retailer in the region with hundreds of locations throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.
Together, our stores served more than 4.6 million customers in 2012.
Whether you know us as Giant Eagle, Market District, Giant Eagle Express, Market District Express or GetGo we are proud to be good corporate citizens in the communities we serve.