Giant Eagle Inc. has plans to build a planned tech hub in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania.
Thegrocery chain inked a lease deal to open a 23,000-square-foot space within the TechMill 41 development by early 2020, according to a story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The company plans to have about 150 current and new employees at the office.
Giant Eagle’s planned tech annex will focus on supporting the company’s digital offerings. In recent years, the grocer has launched several initiatives, including Curbside Express online ordering, Scan Pay & Go for in-store shopping and a mobile app.
“As the retail industry continues through this amazing period of technological change, we are extremely fortunate to call Pittsburgh — a city with a deep and growing tech talent pool — home,” Giant Eagle President and CEO Laura Shapira Karet says in a statement quoted in the story.
Giant Eagle’s digital-focused workforce is located between its O’Hara headquarters and a satellite tech hub in San Francisco, which opened in 2018 and has about 35 employees.