Category: Giant Food

Giant Food Makes EV Charging Stations Available in MarylandGiant Food Makes EV Charging Stations Available in Maryland

Thanks in large part to Giant Food and the Maryland Energy Administration, Volta Industries Inc. (Volta Charging), a provider of commerce-centric electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, now has 100 brand-sponsored complimentary charging stations in prime locations across the state, including such popular attractions as the Mall of Columbia and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Volta Charging equipment incorporates marketing messaging on the station’s screens, enabling members of the public to use the chargers at no cost.

Under the public-private partnership, Volta Charging has received financial assistance for 64 chargers at 22 locations and counting across Maryland, via Baltimore-based MEA’s Electric Vehicle Supply

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Consumers Concerned About Seafood SourcingConsumers Concerned About Seafood Sourcing

A recent survey commissioned by Stop & Shop has found that 68% of East Coast consumers consider where their seafood comes from when purchasing it. The survey, which looked at consumers’ seafood preferences, also discovered that 85% of East Coast residents prefer their seafood grilled — particularly so in summer, when outdoor cooking hits its peak in much of the region. 

The grocery store chain’s survey additionally found:

  • 95% of respondents said that they generally like seafood.
  • 61% of respondents prefer to eat fried shellfish rather than raw.
  • 48% of respondents said they liked lobster rolls hot with butter, while
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All the Stores Open on Labor Day Just in Case You Forget SomethingAll the Stores Open on Labor Day Just in Case You Forget Something

Once you’ve figured out the answer to “When is Labor Day?” this year (the date changes after all!), there are a few other matters to take care of if you’re hosting a barbecue to celebrate. While you’ll have to figure out activities and a guest list, there’s one other question that’ll be top of everyone’s mind: What are you going to eat?! Pulling together a delicious assortment of grilling recipes, drinks, and desserts requires lots of planning. And all those busy preparations mean you might forget one or two things on your list. But are there even

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Guiding Stars Launches New Look to Make Finding Nutritious Options Easier for Consumers Online and in StoresGuiding Stars Launches New Look to Make Finding Nutritious Options Easier for Consumers Online and in Stores

PORTLAND, Maine, June 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Guiding Stars, a leading nutrition guidance program used by several leading East Coast grocery retailers and other organizations throughout North America, announced today the launch of a fresh new look that will make finding nutritious choices even simpler for consumers online and in stores.

“As we’re emerging from the pandemic, consumers are more interested in health and nutrition then ever as they care for themselves and their families and manage health conditions, as well as look to boost their immune systems,” said Julie Greene, director of Guiding Stars. “As the focus

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Restaurants Are Severely Understaffed, And No One Agrees on WhyRestaurants Are Severely Understaffed, And No One Agrees on Why

Reality: Restaurants and bars are understaffed right now. But the reasons behind that absolute fact — what chefs, owners, workers and patrons think are the reasons behind the lack of workers — is up for debate.

Eli Rosenberg at the Washington Post estimated there were 1.7 million fewer jobs in the hospitality industry now than before the pandemic, although there were apparently a million job postings in March (including hotels). He recently spoke with several former food industry workers who explained why they’re reluctant to come back to service.

“The main issue for me was safety,” as former Olive Garden

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How to Pull Off a Giant Food Festival in the Last Days of the PandemicHow to Pull Off a Giant Food Festival in the Last Days of the Pandemic

Guy Fieri doing his take on chicken and waffles at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival

“This is a hot mess.”

That was Guy Fieri yukking it up on stage during the 2021 South Beach Wine and Food Festival (or SOBEWFF), which took place on Miami Beach over four days in late May.

The megastar chef (and now a very, very rich Food Network employee) was referring both to his past appearances at the fest — something about a frozen margarita machine and demanding Motley Crue’s “Shout at the Devil” as his intro music — and this year’s

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