Food stores

Giant grocery stores buy markets from independent grocer Musser’s

Further expanding its presence in its home state, Giant Food Stores has reached an agreement with independent grocer Musser’s Market to acquire its three Pennsylvania locations in Colombia, Lebanon and Quarryville.

“We were honored when the Musser family approached us about purchasing their wonderful locations,” said Giant Food Store President Nicholas Bertram. “The Musser family founded their grocery store in 1925, and we recognize the deep roots and strong reputation they have in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. We look forward to continuing their legacy of family and community care.

The sale is expected to close by the end of October. Upon completion, the stores will close for around a week to undergo remodeling, with further details of the conversions to be released at a later date.

All Musser’s Markets associates will be eligible to interview for jobs at Giant Food Stores, which currently has 158 stores in Pennsylvania and employs nearly 29,000 associates statewide.

Giant Food Stores, based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, operates 181 stores, 132 pharmacies, 102 gas stations, more than 100 online pickup centers and a grocery delivery service in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, employing nearly 32,000 people. The Giant Food Stores family of brands includes Giant, Martin’s Food Markets, Giant Heirloom Market, Giant Direct and Martin’s Direct. Parent company Ahold Delhaize USA is #4 on Progressive grocer’s 2019 Super 50 list of the best grocers in the United States.