Giant’s History

The story of Giant started in 1944 when our very first provision store opened in Sentul Pasar, Malaysia. However, Giant first entered the lives of Singaporeans back in 2000 when the very first Singapore hypermarket at IMM mall in Jurong opened.

Today, Giant is Singapore’s top mass market retailer of everyday items, with over 60 stores located across the island. A leader in the retail industry, Giant has grown to become one of the country’s most beloved brands.

Milestone

Having been around for almost 75 years, Giant has established itself as one of the region’s largest retail players. Get a feel of its rich history by checking out its milestones.

1940s - 90s

  • 1944

    Entrepreneur Teng Sek How opened the first provision shop in Sentul Pasar, Malaysia.

  • 1960s

    Opened retail shop at Lorong Kurau, Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • 1974

    Founded Teng’s Minimarket Center in Bangsar

  • 1982

    Opened the first Giant Supermarket in Kelana Jaya

  • 1984

    Giant TMC Berhad was incorporated

  • 1986

    Opened Giant Supermarket in Shah Alam

  • 1997

    Opened Giant Hypermarket in Plentong, Johor Bahru

  • 1998

    Opened Giant Supermarket in Taman Dagang

    Acquisition of 90% shares in Giant TMC Bhd by Dairy Farm International Holdings

Giant just opened its 61st store, and will continue to grow in the years to come. Beyond Malaysia and Singapore, Giant has also established its presence in Indonesia, Brunei, and Vietnam.

2000s - Present Day

  • 2000

    Opened the first Giant Hypermarket in Singapore at Jurong IMM mall.

    Acquisition of remaining 10% stake in Giant TMC Bhd by Dairy Farm International Holdings.

  • 2001

    Opened Giant Hypermarket at Grand Stand (formerly known as Turf City).

  • 2002

    Opened Giant Hypermarket at Parkway Parade.

  • 2003

    Opened Giant Hypermarket at Sembawang.

  • 2004

    Opened Giant Supermarket at Bedok.

  • 2005

    Opened Giant Hypermarket at Pioneer Mall.

  • 2006

    Launched Warehouse Retail Scheme at Giant Hypermarket in Tampines.

  • 2007

    Launched Warehouse Retail Scheme at Giant Hypermarket in Tampines.

  • 2010

    Took over the management of Shop N Save outlets in Singapore.

  • 2012

    Opened Giant Supermarket at Junction 10.

  • 2013

    Rebranded all Shop N Save stores to Giant.

    Opened Giant Hypermarket at Suntec City

    Opened Giant Online

  • 2015

    Opened Giant Supermarket at Paya Lebar Square

    In commemoration of SG50 celebrations and Giant’s 15th Anniversary:
    – Collaborated with Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SMFA) to support our local small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
    – Giant launched its very own cookbook on 21 August 2015

    Tie up with IKEA & COURTS for the Tampines Retail Park (TRP) Sleep Walk on 6 December 2015

  • 2016

    Opened Giant Edgefield Plains Express store

  • 2018

    Opened Giant Tentaram Supermarket store

Giant just opened its 62nd store, and will continue to grow in the years to come. Beyond Malaysia and Singapore, Giant has also established its presence in Indonesia, Brunei, and Vietnam.

Giant’s History

The story of Giant started in 1944 when our very first provision store opened in Sentul Pasar, Malaysia. However, Giant first entered the lives of Singaporeans back in 2000 when the very first Singapore hypermarket at IMM mall in Jurong opened.

Today, Giant is Singapore’s top mass market retailer of everyday items, with over 60 stores located across the island. A leader in the retail industry, Giant has grown to become one of the country’s most beloved brands.

Milestone

Having been around for almost 75 years, Giant has established itself as one of the region’s largest retail players. Get a feel of its rich history by checking out its milestones.

1940s - 90s

  • 1944

    Entrepreneur Teng Sek How opened the first provision shop in Sentul Pasar, Malaysia.

  • 1960s

    Opened retail shop at Lorong Kurau, Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • 1974

    Founded Teng’s Minimarket Center in Bangsar

  • 1982

    Opened the first Giant Supermarket in Kelana Jaya

  • 1984

    Giant TMC Berhad was incorporated

  • 1986

    Opened Giant Supermarket in Shah Alam

  • 1997

    Opened Giant Hypermarket in Plentong, Johor Bahru

  • 1998

    Opened Giant Supermarket in Taman Dagang

    Acquisition of 90% shares in Giant TMC Bhd by Dairy Farm International Holdings

Giant just opened its 61st store, and will continue to grow in the years to come. Beyond Malaysia and Singapore, Giant has also established its presence in Indonesia, Brunei, and Vietnam.

2000s - Present Day

  • 2000

    Opened the first Giant Hypermarket in Singapore at Jurong IMM mall.

    Acquisition of remaining 10% stake in Giant TMC Bhd by Dairy Farm International Holdings.

  • 2001

    Opened Giant Hypermarket at Grand Stand (formerly known as Turf City).

  • 2002

    Opened Giant Hypermarket at Parkway Parade.

  • 2003

    Opened Giant Hypermarket at Sembawang.

  • 2004

    Opened Giant Supermarket at Bedok.

  • 2005

    Opened Giant Hypermarket at Pioneer Mall.

  • 2006

    Launched Warehouse Retail Scheme at Giant Hypermarket in Tampines.

  • 2007

    Launched Warehouse Retail Scheme at Giant Hypermarket in Tampines.

  • 2010

    Took over the management of Shop N Save outlets in Singapore.

  • 2012

    Opened Giant Supermarket at Junction 10.

  • 2013

    Rebranded all Shop N Save stores to Giant.

    Opened Giant Hypermarket at Suntec City

    Opened Giant Online

  • 2015

    Opened Giant Supermarket at Paya Lebar Square

    In commemoration of SG50 celebrations and Giant’s 15th Anniversary:
    – Collaborated with Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SMFA) to support our local small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
    – Giant launched its very own cookbook on 21 August 2015

    Tie up with IKEA & COURTS for the Tampines Retail Park (TRP) Sleep Walk on 6 December 2015

  • 2016

    Opened Giant Edgefield Plains Express store

  • 2018

    Opened Giant Tentaram Supermarket store

Giant just opened its 62nd store, and will continue to grow in the years to come. Beyond Malaysia and Singapore, Giant has also established its presence in Indonesia, Brunei, and Vietnam.