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Giant Celebrates the Force Behind One of Malaysia’s Largest and Oldest Retailers

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 AUGUST 2018 – Giant represents and means so much more than just a hypermarket or retail chain. As one of the oldest chain of hypermarkets in Malaysia, Giant has been committed to helping Malaysians, providing the best value for the freshest quality – making us one of the most trusted home solution partners for Malaysian families. To celebrate our 74th anniversary and Malaysia National Day, we collected Little Giant Stories from our staff as well as customers, to show what Giant truly means to Malaysians.

Inspiring and enabling Malaysians with opportunities

Not only a household name among Malaysian families, Giant also represents one of the largest employers in Malaysia. With stores in almost every community around the nation and 74 years of experience in the local market, it’s no wonder every one of us have a unique Giant story to tell – especially those a part of our Giant Family. Featuring some of Giant’s longest standing employees, these stories brings to life our employees’ relationship and experience with the Giant family from a personal perspective.

“I was recognized for my potential by Giant when I became the youngest store manager at 28 years old, after only working for 7 years and my highest qualification was SPM,” said Thangaraj a/l Panirsalvam, Store Manager. “I would not have been able to do it if Giant didn’t believe in me.”

Thangaraj has accomplished countless achievements throughout the 15 years that he has been with the Giant family. He says that he wouldn’t have been able to climb and develop so quick without the opportunities and trainings from Giant and particularly the people who have believed in him over the years.

In this time Malaysians are appreciating rewards in the form of recognition of their efforts more than ever, as the likelihood of these are scarce more than ever. Jimmy Chu Chee Seng, currently a store manager, tells a story on how Giant surprised him for his contributions.

“Back in 2006, the store I was working at achieved the best performance out of the other stores. Everyone at Giant knew I was a football fan, they actually sent me on a 5 days 4 nights trip to the UK to watch a match. It meant a lot because they went out of their way to specially make me feel appreciated,” said Jimmy.

Some of our staff stories also includes the hardships that some of members of the Giant family have faced over the years. K. Malathy a/p Karuppiah, a single mother of two, reminisce on the early stages of her journey with Giant, working multiple jobs to support her family.

“When I started at Giant, I had to clean houses on my off days to support my family. Now I own three houses, two which I rent out. I don’t need to work anymore, since my kids are working already, but I feel I owe this much to Giant for their support throughout the years,” says Malathy. “A lot of people looked down on me at that time, even making fun of how I was a cleaner. 26 years with Giant, I really believe that I wouldn’t have made it in life without the support and opportunities at Giant.”

To read more about our staff and/or customers Little Giant Stories, please visit:


Little Giant Stories

We have also compiled the Little Giant Stories from all of you, and made it into a video! Watch how these beautiful stories make us one Giant family:


Tawaran Hari Kebangsaan – Ekstra Jimat, Ekstra Ceria

Giant Hypermarket continues leading in value and freshness with their National Day offering, “Tawaran Hari Kebangsaan – Ekstra Jimat, Ekstra Ceria”, where throughout August, a product* a day will be discounted by 50%. These products will be selected from a variety of categories including Health & Beauty, Groceries, Perishables and General Merchandise.

To find out the promotion of the day during Tawaran Hari Kebangsaan – Ekstra Jimat, Ekstra Ceria, customers can follow Giant Malaysia’s Facebook page and join the “Hari-Hari Value Group”; a community group specially designed to serve you promotions. Customers can also refer to our Giant website (www.giant.com.my) for information on all the latest promotions and exciting contests.

*Limited to 3 units per customer in a single receipt.

About GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., (GCH) a subsidiary of Dairy Farm International, is the operator of Giant hypermarkets and supermarkets chain; Cold Storage, Mercato and Jasons Food Hall premium grocery stores. Keeping abreast of latest market trends, GCH Retail continues to deliver on modern retail experiences and avails Malaysian customers to a wide array of products and produce, including quality value selections as well as premium and exclusive offerings. GCH Retail’s latest industry accolade includes being Retail Asia-Pacific’s Top 500 Gold Winner as Malaysia’s Number 1 Retailer. Operating stores across Peninsular Malaysia and in Sabah &; Sarawak, GCH Retail retains a strong foothold in the local retail industry and continues to maintain a strong leadership position.

(All information is correct as at 8 February 2018)


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