Giant Food is upping its retail game by extending its partnership with Union Kitchen, a food and beverage accelerator. Through this expansion, Giant Food will offer new local products to its shoppers.
“As the leading grocery retailer in the Washington, DC, market, we are eager to continue to work with an organization like Union Kitchen to expand our offerings and support their mission of helping to grow local startup food brands,” said Gregg Dorazio, Director of eCommerce for Giant Food. “At Giant, we’re committed to offering our shoppers more locally sourced options, and our relationship with Union Kitchen is a great example of the innovation these entrepreneurs bring to our community."
The addition of three new Union Kitchen member brands, Walt’s Waffles, Spoil Me Rotten Dog Biscuits, and EAT Pizza, will join a collective of original brands, contributing to 27 local Union Kitchen products available to Giant shoppers including a variety of breakfast items.
“We are thrilled to continue working closely with Giant Food to make ‘Made in DC’ products more widely available to customers,” said Elena Rosenblum, Senior Director at Union Kitchen. “By building a robust local food ecosystem through partnerships like this, we are able to create jobs, build community, and celebrate our diversity through a medium everyone loves, food!”
Now more than ever, people are looking to support both healthy eating habits and small businesses. Giant Food is making this even more accessible to shoppers, making all Union Kitchen products available through its Giant Delivers program.
According to a press release, Union Kitchen works with businesses to launch, manufacture, and distribute local products to retailers throughout Washington, DC. The businesses Union Kitchen has worked with have created over 1,000 jobs in the community, and over 50 percent of the businesses that Union Kitchen supports are women- and/or minority-owned.
Pivotal partnerships continue to carve out space for retailers to take over their respective regions. How will this continue to help Giant Food? Deli Market News will report.