Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

December 01, 2011 12:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Giant Tiger Earns Its Stripes and Wins Awards!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2011) - Giant Tiger is honored to be the recipient of awards, earning its stripes in various areas of the retail industry across the country. Most recently, Giant Tiger brings home Silver in the Toronto Sun's 18th Annual Readers Choice Awards in the category of "Best Discount Outlet Store - Favourite Shopping".

"We're thrilled to be a destination of choice for Canadian consumers" states Andy Gross, President and CEO of Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "We would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks and appreciation for recognizing Giant Tiger as a unique and friendly place to shop."

Other awards received by Giant Tiger in recent months include:

Hydro Ottawa Recognizes Giant Tiger as an Energy Conservation Champion (Ottawa, ON)

On November 14, 2011 Hydro Ottawa announced Giant Tiger as this month's Companies for Conservation award recipient. Recently, Giant Tiger completed a number of electricity retrofit projects in eight of its Ottawa store locations, including its head office, saving an incredible 400,000 kWh of power annually; the equivalent of powering 47 average homes for a year.

Daily Observer's Readers Choice Awards (Pembroke, ON)

Giant Tiger Pembroke is the sixth time winner of the Daily Observer's Readers Choice Awards. It received highest honours as #1 Favourite Men's Clothing, #1 Favourite Children's Clothing, #1 Favourite Women's Clothing, #1 Favourite Department Store, #1 Grocery Store Favourite Grocery Store, #1 Favourite Overall Store 2011.

The Lieutenant Governor's Persons with Disabilities Employer Partnership Award (Bridgewater, N.S.)

Giant Tiger Bridgewater received this award for the South Shore area of Nova Scotia on November 15, 2011. It was awarded in recognition for hiring, accommodating and serving persons with disabilities. Currently, 3 out of 22 associates in this store were hired through this program.

Sudbury Star's Readers' Choice Award (Sudbury, ON)

In July 2011, Giant Tiger Sudbury won the for "Favorite Discount Store" award. Also, in March of 2011, they were recognized by the Mayor for 10 years in business in Sudbury (and 50 years as a chain).

Stittsville News' Readers' Choice Award (Stittsville, ON)

In June 2011, Giant Tiger Stittsville received the Readers' Choice Platinum Award for women's clothing and accessories.

Cambridge Times' (Cambridge, ON)

Readers of the Cambridge Times voted Giant Tiger Cambridge (both stores) "Best Discount Store" in 2010 and 2011.

East Kootenay Business Magazine (Cranbrook, B.C.)

For the third year in a row, Giant Tiger Cranbrook was awarded the Platinum award for "Best of Business" again in 2011 in the Discount Store Category, as chosen by the readers of the East Kootenay Business magazine.

The Gazette (Stratford, ON)

Giant Tiger Stratford was voted Favourite Discount Store in 2011 by readers of the Stratford Gazette.

The Lieutenant Governor's Persons with Disabilities Employer Partnership Award (Dartmouth, N.S.)

Giant Tiger Dartmouth received this award in November 2011 and was considered a role model for business excellence in hiring, accommodating and serving persons with disabilities.

About Giant Tiger:

Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned family discount store, providing on trend family fashions, groceries, and everyday needs at low prices that Canadians have come to love and expect. Established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market, the privately held company has grown to over 200 locations across Canada and employs over 7,000 team members. The friendly local stores with the iconic yellow tiger logo are more than an affordable and convenient shopping experience for customers, they help bring communities together. Giant Tiger has a long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities. In 2010, Giant Tiger donated more than $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, or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gianttiger or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique.

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries contact:
    Giant Tiger
    Janie Aker
    Manager, Special Events and Community Involvement
    jaker@gianttiger.com