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Giant Tiger opens in Halifax

Discount chain continues its cross-country expansion with latest opening
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Giant Tiger opened a store in Halifax over the weekend, marking the occasion with an official grand opening celebration.

The 18,000-sq.-ft. store features the chain’s usual fare of groceries, clothing and everyday household items at discount prices.

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The new store is part of Giant Tiger’s aggressive expansion strategy across the country. With more than 250 locations currently open across Canada, the Ottawa-based chain has plans to open 10 to 15 new stores every year for the next three to five years.

The new Halifax store celebrated its grand opening July 27 with activities from free face-painting to gift card giveaways and food sampling.

Giant Tiger Stores Limited and store manager Chris McDonald made a charitable donation to support Souls Harbour Rescue Mission, and there was a charity barbecue, with all proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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