Taking Flight: The Story of Giant Eagle


Speaker: Ben BanyasStaff Member, “Giant Eagle History”

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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.

Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with 158 corporate and 65 independently owned and operated supermarkets in addition to more than 130 fuel and convenience stores throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, north central West Virginia and Maryland.

Giant Eagle Inc., ranked 32 on Forbes magazine’s largest private corporations list and past recipient of Progressive Grocer’s Retailer of the Year Award and the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Retail Partner of the Year Award, is one of the nation’s largest food retailers and food distributors with approximately $7.1 billion in annual sales.

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