Retailer: Giant Tiger 🍁

Name: Giant Tiger

Products: Discount retailer

Headquartered In: Ottawa, Ontario

Where to buy: Online and in-store

across 8 provinces


Canadian Owned: Yes

Giant Tiger was established in Ottawa’s Byward Market in 1961 by Gordon Reid. He launched the business with an investment of just $15,000. The company proved to be a huge success and the sales were almost $140,000 in its first year. In 1968, the company started franchising and has since expanded outside Ontario to most provinces in Canada.

Today, Gian Tiger has over 270 stores across eight provinces and employs over 10,000 team members. All the franchises are locally owned and operated. The stores stock a wide range of products including clothing, groceries, confectionary, pet foods, cleaning supplies, stationery, housewares, toys, and health and beauty products.