The Giant Company’s Electric Vehicle Fleet Hit Streets Of Philadelphia

CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Company announced four electric vehicles will join its fleet serving the greater Philadelphia community. The electric vans will fulfill GIANT Direct customer deliveries while reducing the company’s environmental footprint, safeguarding nearly 9,000 gallons of gas each year.

“Fulfilling our purpose of connecting families for a better future means taking action today to create a healthier, more sustainable tomorrow,” said Daren Russ, vice president, omnichannel operations, The GIANT Company. “The addition of electric vehicles is an economic and environmental investment that saves fuel costs and time while avoiding harmful emissions. Electric vehicles are a tool to strengthen the environment in the communities we serve and part of our commitment to healing our planet.”

The electric vehicles are the first of its kind to join The GIANT Company’s 164 vehicle fleet and can travel 108 miles per charge. Their zero-tailpipe emission design combined with their avoidance of gasoline will prevent 171,963 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Over the next few years, The GIANT Company plans to introduce more all-electric vehicles to its fleet.

The electric vehicle pilot is part of The GIANT Company’s greater commitment to sustainability. Since 2018, GIANT has partnered with PDI Sustainable Solutions to implement a reduced emission program to reduce its carbon footprint. Every time GIANT or MARTIN’S fuel stations are utilized, the program invests in sustainable efforts like reforestation, solar power, and wind power to offset tailpipe emissions up to 30%. Since the program’s inception, it has offset nearly 370,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

“Electric vehicles are part of The GIANT Company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Tracy Horsfield, manager, e-commerce, The GIANT Company. “We continue to partner with sustainability leaders to reduce and offset emissions at every level of our supply chain. Together, we are taking action and forging partnerships to create healthier communities for generations to come.”

Building on its sustainability efforts, in 2021, The GIANT Company entered an agreement with Constellation, a leading energy solutions provider, to power its Pennsylvania operations with renewable energy. The partnership has invested in four solar fields, the first of which became operational in January to avoid more than 100,000 metric tons of Scope 2 carbon emissions associated with The GIANT Company’s annual energy use.

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About The GIANT Company

The GIANT Company​ believes that no matter where or how, when meals happen, families connect, and when families connect meaningfully, good happens. Guided by its brand platform, For Today’s Table®, the omni-channel retailer proudly serves millions of neighbors across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and New Jersey. With more than 35,000 talented team members supporting 193 stores, 132 pharmacies, 107 fuel stations, and over 180 online pickup hubs and grocery delivery service in hundreds of zip codes, The GIANT Company is changing the customer experience and connecting families for a better future. Founded in 1923 in Carlisle, Pa., The GIANT Company family of brands includes GIANT, MARTIN’S, GIANT Heirloom Market, GIANT Direct and MARTIN’S Direct. The GIANT Company is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA. For more information, visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S websites.