Friendly the Giant Tiger (CNW Group/Giant Tiger Stores Limited)
Giant Tiger continues to expand across the country with five new stores.
The newest locations are in Greenfield Park, Que.; Brampton, Mississauga, and Owen Sound in Ontario; and in Winnipeg.
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The first Giant Tiger opened in Ottawa's Byword Market in 1961 and today the company has more than 230 locations in eight provinces.: All stores are locally owned or operated.
Giant Tiger is also moving ahead with plans to open 10 to 15 new stores every year for the next three to five years.
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