Giant Eagle has aggressively expanded its footprint in the Greater Columbus area, capitalizing on the demise of the former Big Bear supermarket chain, and taking Big Bear's traditional place as Columbus' upmarket grocer. In 2004, Giant Eagle purchased nine former Big Bear stores in Columbus, Newark, and Marietta from parent company Penn Traffic.
Giant Eagle offers its employees a break room that has a TV, video games.
During the holidays they bring restaurant food into our break room for our team members My typical day, I continuously wait customers and see how they want there groceries packed, see if they need help out.
The family operators of Stop-n-Shop formed a holding company named International Seaway Foods as the main umbrella for Stop-n-Shop.
In 1998, Giant Eagle acquired the International Seaway Foods and converted the Stop-n-Shop Stores into Giant Eagle Stores.
Around mid or late 1990s, Giant Eagle later reached Cleveland by acquiring the Stop-n-Shop stores in the area.
Stop-n-Shop stores were family owned and operated in different areas of Cleveland.
The three families agreed to stay out of the grocery business for at least three years.
Meanwhile, the Moravitz and Weizenbaum families built their own successful chain of grocery stores named OK Grocery.
The company also operates 168 fuel station/convenience stores under the Get Go banner.