Asheville, N.C. – Sept. 25, 2019 – Giant Eagle Inc., Pittsburgh, was recognized with the No. 3 Sales Volume Large Chain Retailer award by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. The award was presented at the brand’s Annual Conference, held Sept. 23-25, in Asheville, N.C. Brand partners at the conference, including meat processors, distributors, chefs, retailers and cattle ranchers, explored merchandising and marketing solutions to satisfy growing consumer demand for great-tasting beef.

Giant Eagle led customers to the meat case through regular product features, as well as storewide grilling and Raise Your Barb-I-Q promotions. An apprentice program brought meat team members to the Certified Angus Beef ® Culinary Center for training. More than 150 customers won tickets to the BBQ with a View, a special barbecue in the city’s downtown, where top chefs from the summer grilling promotion prepared the meal and visited with guests.

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand

World renowned for its exceptional quality and generous marbling, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original brand of premium beef. It was created 40 years ago, in 1978, and is still owned today by family ranchers who are determined to bring the best Angus beef to the table through a gate-to-plate network that also includes meat companies, retailers and chefs. Ten exacting standards ensure the beef’s superior taste and tenderness in every bite. For more information, visit or follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.