Giant introduces new pharmacy technology at reopened Virginia store

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Giant introduces new pharmacy technology at reopened Virginia store

By Brian Berk - 02/14/2017

FAIRFAX, Va. — Giant reopened a 49,000-sq.-ft. store here on Feb. 9 featuring a pilot for pick-up point technology at its full-service pharmacy. The new technology utilizes LED lights to illuminate the prescription in the drawer where it’s kept, limiting the amount of time a pharmacist will spend looking for a filled prescription.


According to Giant, this new technology is designed to create a much more efficient method of retrieving prescriptions.


In addition to its new pharmacy technology, the updated store, located at 10653 Braddock Road in Fairfax, also features “SCAN IT!” hand-held devices, a full-service Starbucks café, a robust craft beer and wine selection, new décor, and a full offering of natural and organic products.


The store employs 101 associates, with the reopening creating 89 new jobs, stated Landover, Md.-based Giant.


Giant is owned by Ahold USA. Among its 167 stores are 158 full-service pharmacies.