Géant Casino

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Géant Casino
Founded 1970
Headquarters Saint-Étienne, France
Products Hypermarket
Parent Groupe Casino
Website geantcasino.fr

Géant Casino (French pronunciation: ​[ʒeɑ̃ kɑzino]) is a hypermarket chain and based in Saint-Étienne, France, and part of the French retailing giant Groupe Casino.

In April 2014, it had 111 stores in France.[1]

History[edit]

A remodeled Casino Géant hypermarket in France.
A Géant hypermarket in Narbonne, France.

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.[citation needed]

Géant in different parts of the world[edit]

Country First store Stores
France France 1970 120
Martinique Martinique 1997 2
Uruguay Uruguay 1999 2
Bahrain Bahrain 2001 2
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 2005 2
Kuwait Kuwait 2005 1
Qatar Qatar 2013 1
Tunisia Tunisia 2005 1
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe 2010 1
French Guiana Guyane 2010 1

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.

Closed[edit]

  •  Lebanon: Géant had one hypermarket in Lebanon which was bought in late 2008 by Sultan Trading Center and replaced by TSC mega.
  •  Poland: Géant had nineteen hypermarkets in Poland, which were sold in late 2007 and early 2008 to the German company Metro AG and replaced with Real.[2][3]
  •  Republic of China: 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 a.mart.
  •  Saudi Arabia: Géant operated several hypermarkets in the kingdom until 2009 when it was sold to rival Hyper Panda by the local franchisée partner of Géant France.

Visual history[edit]

Géant Logo 1970.png Geantlogo.png Geant new logo.png
1970 - 1992 1992 - 2007
(still used in Uruguay and Bahrain)
2007 - present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Géant Casino website: List of stores. Retrieved 12 April 2014
  2. ^ Adam Jones, Elizabeth Rigby and Lucy Killgren, "Casino to sell Polish stores in deals worth €884m", Financial Times, 18 July 2006
  3. ^ Metro AG: "METRO Group strengthens hypermarket business in Poland", Press release, 17 July 2006

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