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Family Business Leadership Speaker Series: Success and Innovation at Giant Eagle


In Person

Event Details


December 1, 2022
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. EST
CMU Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Tepper Quad, 3rd Floor, 4765 Forbes Avenue
Open to the Public. Boxed lunches will be provided.

Join Giant Eagle, Inc. Chair and CEO Laura Shapira Karet and Chairman Emeritus David Shapira for an intimate conversation about the growth and success of one of Western Pennsylvania's largest family-owned businesses.

Laura Shapira Karet
Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Giant Eagle, Inc.

An accomplished and inspiring retail leader, Laura Shapira Karet is the Chair and CEO of Giant Eagle, Inc., one of the nation’s largest multi-format food, fuel, pharmacy and convenience retailers with approximately 34,000 Team Members and $10 billion in annual sales. Karet was appointed Chief Executive Officer on January 9, 2012, and most recently was appointed Executive Chair of the Board of Directors on January 1, 2022.

Giant Eagle is one of Forbes magazine’s largest private corporations. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with more than 470 corporate and independently owned and operated supermarkets, fuel and convenience store locations throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, north central West Virginia, western Maryland and Indiana.

David S. Shapira
Chairman Emeritus, Board of Directors, Giant Eagle, Inc.
Chairman, David S. and Karen A. Shapira Foundation

During his thirty-plus years as chairman, chief executive officer and president, David Shapira positioned Giant Eagle, Inc. as an industry leader, and grew the company from a local chain of 50 grocery stores to an organization now employing 35,000 Team Members, with more than 425 locations and approximately $9.5 billion in revenue.

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