Giant Hypermarket

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Giant is one of the largest players of the retail industry in Malaysia, having over 85 branches spread throughout the country. It was founded by the Teng family in 1944.

Giant Hypermarket
ڬيانت هيڤرمركيت
Industry Retail
Headquarters Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Key people
Teng Family (1944–1999), Founder
Ronald J. Floto, CEO
Simon Keswick, Chairman
Howard Mowlem, GFD
Products Discount stores, grocery stores, and hypermarkets
Owner Dairy Farm International Holdings
Slogan Everyday Low Prices, Big Variety and Great Value. (Malaysia) / Giant. Big Variety, Great Value. (Singapore)

Giant is a hypermarket and retailer chain in Malaysia,[1] Singapore,[2] Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia,[3] Vietnam,[4] UAE,[5] and China.[citation needed]


A Giant hypermarket store in Kulim, Malaysia

Giant was founded in 1944 as a small grocery store in Kuala Lumpur, and expanded with the opening of the Teng Minimarket Centre in Bangsar in 1974.[6] In 1999, Dairy Farm International Holdings bought a 90 percent interest in the chain, with the Teng family retaining the balance.[7] By 2003 the holding company for the chain had changed its name to Dairy Farm Giant Retail Sdn Bhd, and the chain had eight Giant hypermarkets and 10 supermarkets as well as three Cold Storage supermarkets.[8]

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  6. ^ Ferina Manecksha, "Giant TMC adopts e-commerce initiative", New Straits Times, 13 January 2000  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  7. ^ Giant TMC to open ninth outlet, New Straits Times, 16 October 2000  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  8. ^ Vasanta Ganesan, "Royal Ahold leaving Malaysia's retail scene?", Business Times, 2 April 2003  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  • The Edge Daily, December 1, 2005

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