OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2012) - Giant Tiger is excited to announce the move of their Shawville location to a brand new building! This new Giant Tiger store will be bigger, brighter and better suited to serve the needs of the community in Shawville. It will also boast Giant Tiger's new look. Once completed, it will offer an entirely new shopping experience for both existing and new customers.

The new store will be built on the vacant land directly adjacent to the existing store at C479 Route 148. The store will have approximately 17,285 square feet of selling space, a significant increase from 11,800 square feet in the existing store.

"We expanded our building 12 years ago to serve you better and, because of your continued support, we need to grow again!" says Ken Pack, Store Owner of the Shawville location. "In our new building we will be able to improve your shopping experience making each visit to our store a memorable one. My wife Carole and I thank you most sincerely for making us Pontiac's store of choice and we can't wait to share this new journey with you."

The new store will open on Saturday, March 2, 2013.

About Giant Tiger:

Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned family discount store, providing on trend family fashions, groceries, and everyday needs at low prices that Canadians have come to love and expect. Established in 1961 in Ottawa's Byward Market, the privately held company has grown to over 200 locations across Canada and employs over 7,000 team members. The friendly local stores with the iconic yellow tiger logo are more than an affordable and convenient shopping experience for customers, they help bring communities together. Giant Tiger has a long-standing tradition of supporting surrounding communities. In 2011, Giant Tiger donated more than $2 million to more than 700 local associations across Canada. For more information about the company, please visit or join us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @GTboutique.

Because every day is Canada Day with Giant Tiger. #CanadaPROUD

Contact Information:

For media inquiries contact:
Janie Aker
Manager, Public Relations and Community Activation