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Giant Eagle, Inc. Receives Corporate Appreciation Award

Giant Eagle

Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with 170 corporate and 58 independently owned and operated supermarkets in addition to 160 fuel and convenience stores throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, north central West Virginia, and Maryland. Giant Eagle is ranked 28th on Forbes magazine's list of largest private corporations and is one of the nation's largest food retailers and food distributors with approximately $8.6 billion in annual sales. The company was the recipient of Grocery Headquarters' 2007 Retailer of the Year Award and was five times the recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award.

Giant Eagle is Pittsburgh's 5th largest employer, employing more than 36,000 people throughout all of its stores, retail support centers, and corporate offices. These team members include a number of University of Pittsburgh graduates, and Pitt Business graduates in particular. In addition to its ongoing commitment to hiring Pitt Business students, Giant Eagle has demonstrated its support for Pitt Business programs and that support is critical to the success of the school.

Accepting the Corporate Appreciation Award on the company's behalf will be John Lucot (MBA '87), executive vice president and chief operating officer.