The new millennium brought about additional change within the organization, as Edwards transitioned to another Ahold-owned company, Stop & Shop.
The Edwards stores throughout New Jersey and New York were remodeled and reopened under the Stop & Shop banner.
At the time of the agreement, Giant was operating 29 supermarkets. In 1988, Allan Noddle assumed the position of President of Giant Food Stores, as the 50th Giant store opened.
The store was a great success, and soon a decision was made to expand the Carlisle store from a basic meat market into a full-fledged grocery store.In 1972, Nick Riso joined the company as Vice President of Sales and Operations.Nick assisted the Javitch family in bringing about their desired growth plan.The Carlisle store was very modern for its time, with features like a parking lot, baggers, and outside lighting for the safety of employees and customers.The stores continued to flourish in the 1950s as some serious decisions about the business were made.