Awards & Accolades

Giant Eagle® has won awards for community involvement, energy management, charitable contributions and more.

Here are just some of the ways we've been recognized for giving back:

Community Service

  • 2004 America's Second Harvest "Regional Retailer of the Year Award" — Awarded to companies for their support of local food banks
  • 2003 Child Magazine "Top 10 Family-Friendly Supermarket Chains"
  • 2003 Smart Business News "Pillar Community Award" — Awarded for outstanding community support in the Cleveland area

Sustainable Business Practices

  • 2010 EPA "Montreal Protocol Award" — Awarded to organizations making outstanding contributions in protecting the ozone layer
  • 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007 "GreenChill Best Emission Rate" — Awarded to GreenChill Partners for best refrigerant emission rate
  • 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 EPA "ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award" — EPA's highest honor for continued excellence in energy management
  • 2010 Progressive Grocer "Green Grocer Hall of Fame Inductee" — Awarded to supermarkets demonstrating continued commitment to environmental sustainability
  • 2009 Progressive Grocer "Green Grocer Sustainability Star" — Awarded to supermarkets for their commitment to environmental sustainability
  • 2009 American Forest & Paper Association "Business Leadership Recycling Award" — Awarded to companies with outstanding recycling programs
  • 2005, 2004 EPA "ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award" — Awarded to companies for excellence in energy management

A Welcoming Workplace

  • 2012 Pittsburgh Business Times "Healthiest Employers in Western PA"
  • 2012 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Top Work Place"
  • 2012 Columbus Business First "Best Places to Work"
  • 2012 Healthiest Employer Award – Awarded to Giant Eagle by the Pittsburgh Business Times in recognition of the quality, effectiveness and overall commitment to health through our corporate wellness program – Live Well.
  • 2011, 2012 The Plain Dealer "Top Work Place" (Cleveland)
  • 2011 ACHIEVA "Excellence in Employment Award"
  • 2011 Community College of Allegheny County "Vanguard Diversity Award"
  • 2003 Department of Labor "New Freedom Initiative Award" — Awarded to companies that offer exceptional employment opportunities and programs for people with disabilities
  • 2003, 2002, 1997 Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh "Power of Work Award" — Honoring employers who help people with special needs overcome barriers to employment
  • 2003 Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania Award Winner
  • 2001 AARP Exemplary Company for workers 50 and over

General Business

  • 2011 Pennsylvania Governor’s Award
  • 2011 Supermarket News “Marketer of the Year Award” — Awarded to Giant Eagle Vice President of Marketing and Own Brands Lisa Henriksen for demonstrating innovation and success in her leadership of a comprehensive, multiplatform marketing initiative
  • 2007 Grocery Headquarters Magazine "Retailer of the Year Award"
  • 2002 Progressive Grocer "Retailer of the Year Award"
  • 2002 Supermarket News "Video Retailer of the Year Award"