Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

November 20, 2007 12:22 ET

Giant Tiger Stores Reach from Coast to Coast

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2007) - With the recent grand opening of its Truro, Nova Scotia store location on Saturday, November 3rd, Giant Tiger Stores Limited is pleased to announce that its chain now reaches from coast-to-coast, with stores in 182 communities across Canada.

"This is indeed an historic occasion for all of us at Giant Tiger," says Gordon Reid, Chairman and founder of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "For me personally, reaching this milestone is incredible. When I started Giant Tiger more than 45 years ago, I had a dream of someday having customers shopping in Giant Tiger stores right across Canada, and now my dream is a reality."

"This milestone is a tribute to our loyal customers, our franchise owners, our vendor-partners and our team members for their incredible work in their stores and in our communities across this great land," says Jeff York, President and Chief Operating Officer, Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "Congratulations to Gordon Reid, our founder, for his simple idea of offering real value to Canadians, one neighbourhood at a time. His idea, along with our unique merchandise offering, everyday low prices and great values, continues to resonate with the more than one million customers who visit our stores every week."

Giant Tiger is an all-Canadian family discount store that sells a large assortment of clothing and footwear, including many of the latest fashion items at the lowest possible prices. Giant Tiger carries everyday needs such as groceries, confectionery, health and beauty products, cleaning and pet supplies, home fashions, and toys all at the chain's famous everyday low prices. Customers enjoy a convenient, friendly and fun shopping experience, along with access to truly unique items and merchandise offerings that change frequently.

With buying offices in the heart of Montreal, Canada's fashion capital, and in New York, Giant Tiger is always in fashion. Clothes to keep its customers dressed in style arrive at the store every day of the year. At Giant Tiger, each store has control over the merchandise that is purchased to best suit the needs of its community.

In addition to offering the latest in trend-right merchandise in all of its stores, Giant Tiger also brings a long standing tradition of active community involvement. It is an important part of their mission and culture. Giant Tiger franchise owners and managers are members of their community, sharing community concerns and serving community needs. They support local community groups and non-profit organizations, teams, charities and local events as a way to give back to those who support them.

Giant Tiger, Canada's leading junior discount store chain, was established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market and has grown to 182 locations in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In 2001, Giant Tiger joined forces with the North West Company to expand into Western Canada by granting them exclusive rights to open and operate Giant Tiger franchise stores in Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Working together these two innovative Canadian retailers have provided shoppers with a exciting and value-filled shopping experience. Giant Tiger Stores Limited is a privately held company and currently employs more than 7,000 Canadians. For more information visit www.gianttiger.com.

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