April 23, 2019

Batter Up! GIANT Food Store Bakery Specialists Celebrate Phillie Phanatic's Birthday with a Cake Decorating Contest!

You know how much I absolutely GIANT, (we've had a great relationship over the past few years) so here's some great news that includes the customers!


Public to Vote for Winner on GIANT’S Facebook Page Starting Thursday, April 25 at 8 a.m.

CARLISLE, Pa., (April 23, 2019) – As the Official Grocer of the Philadelphia Phillies, GIANT Food Stores is proud to announce the return of its cake decorating contest in celebration of the Phillie Phanatic’s birthday. A group of 18 GIANT Bakery Specialists from 15 stores across the company will go piping bag to piping bag to create a cake celebrating Philadelphia’s beloved mascot.  The winning cake will be presented to the Phanatic live during the Citizens Bank Phanatic Birthday  celebration at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, April 28.
“Each and every day, our Bakery Specialists create works of art for their customers to help them celebrate special moments,” said Dave Lessard, vice president of category management, GIANT Food Stores. “This contest is the perfect way to showcase our talented team members while celebrating our passion for Philadelphia and of course, our favorite mascot. Good luck to all of this year’s bakers - we can’t wait to see your cakes!”

Bakers will submit photos of their cake creations on Tuesday, April 23 and  a committee comprised of associates at the corporate office in Carlise, Pa., will select the top three cakes. Cakes will be judged based on the following criteria: having the Citizens Bank Park logo, overall appearance, as well as relevance to this year’s Citizens Bank Phanatic Birthday party theme, “Magic.”

On Thursday, April 25, the finalists will be posted on GIANT’S Facebook page for the public to vote, marking the very first time  the winner of the contest will be chosen by GIANT’S social media fans. 
Voting will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 25 and run through 5 p.m. Friday, April 26. To vote, go to the GIANT Facebook page,www.facebook.com/giantfoodstores. Only one vote per Facebook account. 

Bakery Specialists at the following GIANT stores are participating in the contest:
  • Marie White, 3070 Tilghman Street, Allentown, Pa.
  • Lauri Krupp, 3926 Linden Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
  •  Jana Silvette, 1000 Scott Town Center, Bloomsburg, Pa.
  • Paula Elisio, 1760 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell, Pa.
  • Amanda Dixon, 801 S. 25thStreet, Easton, Pa.
  • Jackie Griffith, 168 Eagleview Boulevard, Exton, Pa.
  • Samantha Wilkins, 225 Lancaster Avenue, Frazer, Pa.
  • Dana Grow, 350 Scarlet Road, Kennett Square, Pa.
  • Beth Carvell, 224 Hardwood Drive, Lewisburg, Pa.
  • Cindy Christopher, 859 Nazareth Pike, Nazareth, Pa.
  • Claire Sherwood, 760 Pennsylvania 113, Souderton, Pa.
  • Saryn Williams, 180 Upland Square Drive, Stowe, Pa.
  • Robin Collinson and Brianna Zera, 315 York Road, Willow Grove, Pa.
  • Dominique McGuaoirk, Mercedes Bryant, and Shanelle Robinson, 50 E. Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, Pa.
  • Andrea Gana, 700 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, Pa.

Now in its second year, GIANT’S partnership with the Phillies is a key component of the store’s growing relationship with the city of Philadelphia. The company has had a presence in the city since 2011 with its store on Grant Avenue. Earlier this year, GIANT debuted its newest format, GIANT Heirloom Market, in the Graduate Hospital neighborhood. The company announced plans for three additional locations within city limits by the end of 2019.


About GIANT Food Stores, LLC 
Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, GIANT Food Stores, is passionate about building strong families and healthy communities. With a customer-centric approach in all it does, GIANT serves millions of families across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia through its nearly 180 neighborhood stores, 132 pharmacies, 99 fuel stations and its online grocery ordering and delivery services. GIANT Food Stores is proud to employ more than 30,000 associates who believe in giving back to their community and over the last five years, GIANT, with the help of its customers and vendor partners, has proudly donated more than $100 million to local nonprofits. The GIANT Family of Brands includes GIANT, MARTIN'S Food Markets, GIANT Heirloom Market, and GIANT DIRECT, Powered by Peapod. GIANT Food Stores is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.

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