CEO Message 2017-12-15T02:44:39+00:00


A Message from Laura Karet, President & Chief Executive Officer

At Giant Eagle, we are a family of Team Members that care for one another, our customers AND OUR communities. Founded in 1931, we are a private, family-owned Company that has always invested in the many local communities we serve. Being a “local” company is very important to us. It means that we give back with our time, talents and financial support.

And it also means that we continue to live out our founders’ legacy, established nearly 87 years ago, which is to improve lives for our families and our communities. Their mission became our Company’s Common Purpose: Together, we improve people’s everyday lives and well-being.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability are fundamental to Giant Eagle’s Respect for People culture and Core Values. They are reflected in the responsibilities we have to our four constituencies (Team Members, customers, communities and shareholders) to perform with the highest ethical and business standards; provide customers with the best products and excellent service; attract and retain diverse and exceptional Team Members; provide meaningful community support; and eliminate waste while operating in a safe and sustainable manner.

In this Report, we focus on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and the need to always give back. I am very proud of what we have accomplished as a Giant Eagle family, which consists of 32,000 Team Members that work in our stores, retail support centers and offices.

I hope you will enjoy reading about some of our commitments and successes in the areas of: Hunger Relief; Health and Wellness; Inclusion and Diversity; Environmental Sustainability; Education; Customer Innovation; and Community Service.

At Giant Eagle, we will continue to nourish and improves lives, strengthen our communities and protect our tomorrow. Thank you for your support!

Laura Signature

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