A monster among mid-Atlantic grocers, Giant Food (dba Giant-Landover) operates about 170 Giant Food supermarkets. It's #1 in the Baltimore and Washington, DC, markets; it also operates in the most populous areas of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Most of its supermarkets house full-service pharmacies. Giant Food also operates about 15 fuel stations as well as its own dairy, beverage bottling, and ice cream plants. Founded in 1936, Giant is owned by supermarket operator
Maryland-based Giant-Landover's largest market is Maryland, home to about 100 stores. Virginia hosts more than 60 Giant locations, with a handful in Delaware, and the District of Columbia.