Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

March 26, 2011 06:30 ET

Giant Tiger/Tigre Geant ROARS Into 50th Anniversary With Opening of 200th Store

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 26, 2011) -

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Giant Tiger Stores Limited is roaring into its 50th anniversary year with the opening of its 200th store. The Tigre Géant store opened in Marieville, Quebec, on Sat. March 26, 2011, following a ribbon cutting ceremony with Giant Tiger Stores Limited President and CEO Andy Gross.

"We are thrilled to open our 200th store in our 50th anniversary year," says Andy Gross, President and Chief Executive Officer of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "Customers in and around Marieville, Quebec will find us an affordable and convenient destination for fashion clothing, groceries and everyday basic needs. Tigre Géant is a clean, neat, bright, friendly, and fun place to shop. Our customers say shopping at Tigre Géant is always a treasure hunt! Tigre Géant has what's new and what's hot at very affordable prices."

On the Saturday of the opening weekend, the Marieville store is hosting a charity barbecue with all proceeds to La maison des jeunes de Marieville and Centre d'action Bénévole. Giant Tiger is handing out $5 gift cards to the first 200 customers in the store on Saturday. On Sunday morning 1,000 free reusable bags will available for customers on a first-come basis.

About Giant Tiger's 50th anniversary year

  • The 50th anniversary is an exciting milestone to have attained and a great excuse for a celebration to thank Giant Tiger customers for their support.
  • Kicking-off the occasion was the popular Read Your Receipt To Win Contest, with a 50th twist! The contest was packed with 50 days of winning and a total of over $50,000 in prizes; it ran from January 17 to March 8, 2011.
  • Throughout the month of March, you can vote everyday online at www.gianttiger.com to help determine which charity will receive a special $50,000 donation from Giant Tiger.
  • On May 7th, the public is invited to special anniversary celebrations taking place at every Giant Tiger store location across Canada. There will be lots of free giveaways, food and entertainment. Visit your local store that day and have some fun!
  • Throughout this year you are invited to sign the Giant Tiger 50th anniversary guestbook at www.gianttiger.com.

About Marieville Tigre Géant

  • Located at 340 rue Chambly, Marieville, Quebec.
  • Consists of almost 23,000 square feet of space.
  • 30 new team members hired in both full and part-time positions.
  • Hours of operation: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Opening of this store brings the total number of Tigre Géant (as the store is called in Quebec) / Giant Tiger stores across Canada to 200.

About Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Giant Tiger is a leading family discount store, providing fashion 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 200 locations across Canada, of which 53 are in Quebec. Over 7,000 team members are employed by the company.

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. In 2010, Giant Tiger donated over $2-million across more than 700 local associations across Canada. For more information, please visit http://www.gianttiger.com or join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/gianttiger.

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