Free State Giant Celebrates Renovations with Tastings, Raffles

The revamped store features an updated Wi-Fi café, upgraded meat and seafood departments and more.

The Free State Giant in Bowie is celebrating its grant reopening in Bowie Friday.|Photo credit: Patch file
The Free State Giant in Bowie is celebrating its grant reopening in Bowie Friday.|Photo credit: Patch file
An larger produce section and an expanded natural and organic selection are just two of the upgrades Free State Giant Food customers will enjoy, now that renovations to the store are complete. 

In celebration of the newly revamped store, Giant will be offering raffles, tastings and more, as well as making a "significant" donation to the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry. 

From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Giant will offer customers a "tasting passport" to encourage them to explore the updated store. Customers who complete the passport will have the chance to win free groceries for a month. 

According to a press release, updates to the Free State Giant include:

  • Upgraded and expanded produce department featuring the freshest fruits and vegetables and a new olive and salad bar.
  • Redesigned floral department with a greater variety of fresh flowers.
  • Expanded natural and organic section, including a dairy and frozen section which features the full line of Giant Nature’s Promise products, a 50% increase.
  • Redesigned deli with “order-it” kiosk, allowing customers to have deli orders filled while they shop.
  • Upgraded and expanded prepared foods and grab and go offerings including a sushi bar.
  • Expanded international section, offering over 1,400 items
  • Redesigned and expanded, customer-friendly bakery, with a large assortment of baked goods including a new bread bar.
  • Expanded frozen food department features a greater variety of selections.
  • Upgraded full-service seafood department adjacent to frozen seafood options for customer convenience.
  • Upgraded full-service meat department.
  • New areas featuring soda, water, paper, and seasonal item value offerings.
  • Updated Wi-Fi café
  • Customers continue to enjoy the convenience of an in-store PNC Bank and in-store pharmacy, enhanced with a new nutrition area with over 2,000 different products.
  • New self-checkout lanes for customer convenience.
  • Continued offering of “SCAN IT!” hand-held devices, which allow customers to scan and bag their groceries while they shop.
Free State Giant is located at 15520 Annapolis Road.


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