Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

September 02, 2009 17:40 ET

Giant Tiger Stores Limited Announces Appointment of a New President and COO

New President brings more than 24 years experience at Giant Tiger

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2009) -

Editors Note: A photo is included with this Press Release.

Giant Tiger Stores Limited announces Andy Gross has been appointed as the company's new President and Chief Operating Officer.

Andy Gross began working at Giant Tiger in 1985 following five years at the Hudson's Bay Company. He began his career at Giant Tiger as a buyer and was then Vice President, Administration and Human Resources, for seven years before his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer in 2008.

Born in Oakville, Ontario, in 1957, Andy Gross received his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) with a major in Marketing from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He presently lives in Ottawa with his wife and two children.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Gross as our new President and Chief Operating Officer," said Gordon Reid, "Andy has been a part of the Giant Tiger team for over 24 years. He has been exposed to all aspects of our business over this time and has a very good perspective of our ongoing priorities and opportunities. Andy is looking forward to working closely with the home office management team and the franchised store owners to keep the Giant Tiger brand strong and successful in our communities."

Mr. Reid added, "Giant Tiger has a strong and experienced senior management team that will continue to serve communities throughout Canada with the lowest prices for our customers."

About Giant Tiger

Giant Tiger is a leading Canadian family discount store, providing family clothing, groceries and everyday basic needs at everyday low prices. Established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market, the privately held company has grown to 195 locations across Canada and employs 6,500 team members. In Western Canada the North West Company has a Master Franchise Agreement to operate Giant Tiger Stores in addition to their Northern Stores serving northern communities and other retail interests. Giant Tiger, the friendly store with the iconic yellow logo, is more than an affordable and convenient shopping experience for customers. Giant Tiger has a long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities. Last year, Giant Tiger donated over $2-million to more than 700 local associations across Canada.

For more information about the company, please visit www.gianttiger.com and www.gtboutique.com.

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Contact Information

  • Giant Tiger Stores Limited
    Dave Thorpe
    Vice-President, Marketing
    613-521-8222 ext. 2355
    dthorpe@gianttiger.ca