|Former type||Subsidiary of Grupo Gigante|
|Fate||Purchased by Organización Soriana|
|Founders||Angel Lozada Ramirez|
|Headquarters||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Number of locations||199 (2008)|
|Key people||Angel Lozada (CEO, 2008)|
|Services||Grocery, bakery, clothing, footwear, home supplies, office supplies, hygiene and personal products, appliances, electronics, music, car supplies, pharmacy, and toys|
Supermercados Gigante was a large supermarket chain in Mexico. The chain expanded north of the border as well, as it also had locations in predominantly working-class Mexican-American communities of the United States.
Supermercados Gigante competed with several other chains, such as Soriana, Comercial Mexicana, Chedraui, Wal-Mart H-E-B, Falabella, Cencosud and D&S. It was not uncommon to see Wal-Mart receipts around the store touting the fact that said items are cheaper at Supermercados Gigante.
Supermercados Gigante in pop culture
On February 28, 2006 Gigante closed some stores in Mexico (1 in Torreon, 7 in Monterrey, 1 in Matamoros, 2 in San Luis Potosí and 1 in Puebla).
Gigante store closures
Sale of Gigante
As of Dec. 6, 2007 Supermercados Gigante was acquired by Organizacion Soriana for US$1.35 billion. The supermarket and hypermarket retail formats of Supermercados Gigante, including its seven US stores, will disappear and the stores will adopt the Soriana Brand. Grupo Gigante will remain in business as a company separate from Soriana, operating Mexican Radio Shack and Office Depot locations, as well as the Toks restaurant chain.
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