Giant Tiger Stores Ltd.

Giant Tiger Stores Ltd.

February 02, 2006 14:19 ET

New Giant Tiger Stores to ROAR into the GTA

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor OTTAWA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 2, 2006) - Giant Tiger Stores Limited today officially announced plans to open two store locations in the GTA this Spring. In Brampton, a 38,000-square-foot store is set to open in the Kingspoint Plaza at 370 Main Street North (Highway #10) in the former A&P grocery store location, and in Mississauga, a 26,000-square-foot store is set to open at 3200 Erin Mills Parkway in the former Food Basics location.

"We are all very excited about bringing the Giant Tiger shopping experience to the GTA this Spring with new locations in both Brampton and Mississauga," said Jeff York, the President of Ottawa-based Giant Tiger Stores Limited. "We have had a tremendous response from customers since recently opening in Ajax, Newmarket, Bradford, Bolton and Acton, and we have had numerous requests from customers to open more stores in the area. Customers in and around Brampton and Mississauga will find us to be an affordable and convenient destination for fashion clothing, groceries, and everyday basic needs," said York. "Giant Tiger, your all-Canadian family discount store will be a clean, neat, bright, friendly, and fun place to shop, and will save customers both time and money!"

"We have everyday low prices and great values on current fashions and footwear for the entire family. We also carry great home decorating items, groceries, frozen food, dairy products, health and beauty needs, cleaning supplies, toys, electronics, and terrific seasonal merchandise," said York. "Our customers tell us that shopping at Giant Tiger is like a 'treasure hunt' because new merchandise arrives daily and there are always great deals in store."

Giant Tiger plans to open its new Mississauga store on March 18th and its new Brampton store on April 1st. Combined, the two stores will employ more than 129 new team members in both full- and part-time positions.

Giant Tiger has a buying office in Montreal, Canada's fashion capital. Clothes to keep
customers dressed in style will 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. "You'll find the identical quality and fashion items offered by the major chain stores are sold at Giant Tiger at remarkably lower prices," said York.

Giant Tiger, Canada's leading junior discount store chain, was established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market and has grown to become a network of 159 locations throughout Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba Saskatchewan, Alberta and New Brunswick. There are presently 99 stores in Ontario, including locations in Ajax, Newmarket, Bradford, Sutton, Acton and Bolton.

Giant Tiger Stores Limited is a privately held Canadian company.

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