Tiger (Danish store)

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Tiger
Type Private
Industry Retail
Founded Copenhagen, Denmark (1995)
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Area served Worldwide
Owner(s) Zebra A/S
Website www.tiger-stores.com

Tiger is a Danish variety store or price-point retailer chain.[1][2] Its first store opened in Copenhagen in 1995. The chain now has 314 stores (2014). Its largest markets are Denmark, the UK, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Norway (where it's called T·G·R), and Japan.[3]

Tiger offers a wide range of "quality, inexpensive" homewares, toys, stationery, toiletries and accessories. Its price range is known by using integer values (1€, 2€, 3€, 4€, 5€, 10€, 15€ or 20€). Its most expensive item costs 20€ (around 17 pounds sterling in September 2013). It does not operate online, just in stores.[4]

History[edit]

Lennart Lajboschitz opened the first store at Islands Brygge in Copenhagen in 1995.[3] In 2012, EQT Partners acquired a 70% stake in the chain Tiger via its investment in its parent company Zebra A/S.[5]

Number of shops per country[edit]

Tiger store at Amerikamura in Chūō-ku, Osaka.

This list shows the number of shops as of July 2013:

Country Shops[6]
Denmark 65
Iceland 4
England 21
Estonia 1
Germany 13
Spain 23
Sweden 30
Norway 17
The Netherlands 8
Greece 6
Italy 15
Ireland 8
Lithuania 6
Latvia 4
Poland 3
Portugal 4
Finland 18
Scotland 3
Japan 1
Faroe Islands 1
Wales 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/jul/19/tiger-homewares-danish-high-street
  2. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/mar/30/posh-pound-shop-tiger-uk-denmark
  3. ^ a b "Tiger tjente kvart milliard i 2013" (in Danish). Jyllands-Posten. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  4. ^ Tiger UK. "About us". Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "EQT buys Danish Zebra's Tiger". unquote.com. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  6. ^ Tiger.com. "Global website". Map. Retrieved January 2013. 

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