Three families—Goldstein/Shapira, Porter and Chait—build a series of small grocery stores that they call Eagle Grocery. They are so successful at this business that it grows steadily to 125 stores. In 1928, these three families sell Eagle Grocery to the Kroger Company. As part of their arrangement with Kroger, the families agree to leave the grocery business for a period of three years.
In the meantime, two families—Moravitz and Weizenbaum—have been building their own successful chain of grocery stores named OK Grocery. In 1931, the five families—Goldstein/Shapira, Porter, Chait, Moravitz, and Weizenbaum—combine forces to form Giant Eagle®. Giant Eagle® operates stores throughout local Pittsburgh-area neighborhoods and the chain grows steadily throughout the 30s and 40s, despite the desperate times of The Depression and World War II.
Operates more than 200 stores, with the purchase of Riser Foods in Cleveland and County Markets in Maryland. Giant Eagle® now has stores throughout Western Pennsylvania, Central and Northern Ohio, Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland.
Employs over 35,000 throughout stores, warehouses and corporate offices.
Brands: Giant Eagle, Market District, Giant Eagle Express, and GetGo — our stores offer variety and value every day.