Giant Tiger

Giant Tiger Stores Limited is Canada’s third-largest chain of discount stores (after Walmart and Zellers). Following the 2006 acquisition of Zellers and its parent, the Hudson's Bay Company, by American entrepreneur Jerry Zucker, Giant Tiger became the largest Canadian-owned discount retailer. Annual sales first surpassed $1 billion in 2005. Giant Tiger stores are more midsized more like Hart or Rossy as opposed to Walmart or Zellers/Target.

Giant Tiger operates 207 stores, including 106 in Ontario, 51 in Quebec (as Tigre Géant and Chez Tante Marie), 13 in Manitoba, 13 in Alberta, 8 in Saskatchewan, 6 in New Brunswick, 4 in Nova Scotia and 1 in British Columbia. The company has announced plans to open one additional store, in Nova Scotia, in autumn 2012. In Ontario, a small number of locations trade under the names GTExpress and Scott's Discount.

The chain employs over 7,000 people.

The headquarters and main distribution centre are located on Walkley Road in Ottawa.

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