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Giant Eagle is a large grocery chain which operates stores in _Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Maryland_. The company was founded in 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by three families, Goldstein, Porter, and Chait. The small company which they named Eagle Grocery grew steadily, and in only a decade, they _expanded to 125 stores_. Despite the success they had achieved, the families decided to sell their enterprise to the Kroger Company in 1928. The agreement came with a condition that would force them to stay out of the grocery business for three years. Meanwhile, two other families called Moravitz and Weizenbaum were working on launching their own grocery store. These five families joined together and founded the first Giant Eagle store in 1936. Despite the _Great Depression and World War II_, Giant Eagle experienced outstanding growth through the innovations they introduced.
Some of these innovations were:
Here are some of the great achievements of Giant Eagle:
The long success behind Giant Eagle clearly has a lot to do about family tradition and values. The foundations of this company were built mainly on passion, hard work, and competitive spirit which made them the pioneers of the modern grocery industry.