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Géant Casino ( French pronunciation: ) is a [ʒeɑ̃ kɑzino] hypermarket chain based in Saint-Étienne, France, part of the French retailing giant Groupe Casino.
In April 2014, it had 111 stores in France.
History [ edit ]
A remodeled Casino Géant hypermarket in France.
A Géant hypermarket in
Géant was opened its first hypermarket in 1970. In June 2013, Géant Casino had about 130 hypermarkets all over the world. The concept is, like most hypermarkets, to have all kinds of items available under one roof. A loyalty card system has been introduced by Géant, with a price discount on certain groceries. There are over two million Géant card-holders.
Géant Casino is the fifth largest hypermarket chain in the world and the fourth largest in France after
Carrefour, E.Leclerc and Auchan.
Géant in different parts of the world [ edit ]
Middle East [ edit ]
Fu-Com joined with Groupe Casino to bring the Géant hypermarket brand to the Middle-East where Géant opened its first store in Bahrain May 2001. A store was opened in Dubai in 2005.
Géant had one hypermarket in Lebanon which was bought in late 2008 by Lebanon: Sultan Trading Center and replaced by TSC mega.
Géant had nineteen hypermarkets in Poland, which were sold in late 2007 and early 2008 to the German company Poland: Metro AG and replaced with Real. [2 ] [3 ]
Géant had several hypermarket locations in Taiwan in a joint venture with a Taiwanese company. After Géant pulled out of the country, the existing hypermarkets were renamed Republic of China: a.mart.
Géant operated several hypermarkets in the kingdom until 2009 when it was sold to rival Saudi Arabia: Hyper Panda by the local franchisée partner of Géant France.
Visual history [ edit ]
1970 - 1992
1992 - 2007
(still used in Uruguay and Bahrain) 2007 - present
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