1. Chief Executive Officer of GCH (Retail) Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Mr. Pierre-Olivier Deplanck, during his opening speech

1. Chief Executive Officer of GCH (Retail) Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., Mr. Pierre-Olivier Deplanck, during his opening speech

It was a multifold celebration this morning at the new Giant Hypermarket in Falim, Ipoh, at its launching ceremony. Opened for business since 1st February, 2018, this outlet sets a new direction for the hypermarket chain, a leading food retailer in Malaysia.

2. ribbon-cutting ceremony

2. ribbon-cutting ceremony

3. traditional dance

3. traditional dance

Having made its foray into the country since 74 years ago, Giant sees a growth potential in Ipoh. Therefore, Giant Falim, one of the largest in northern Peninsular Malaysia covering 102,794 sq. ft, offers an extensive 23,000 products across some 200 categories.

4. Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry (MDTCC) Deputy Secretary General YBhg. Dato' Basaruddin Bin Sadali impressed with Giant's Chinese New Year WoWoW campaign

4. Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry (MDTCC) Deputy Secretary General YBhg. Dato’ Basaruddin Bin Sadali impressed with Giant’s Chinese New Year WoWoW campaign

5. Dato' Basaruddin Bin Sadali (L) and Mr. Pierre-Olivier Deplanck (R) try Giant home brand biscuits

5. Dato’ Basaruddin Bin Sadali (L) and Mr. Pierre-Olivier Deplanck (R) try Giant home brand biscuits

With the opening of Giant Falim, 400 new job opportunities have been created, in addition to supporting additional jobs through engaging local businesses, product partners and services.

6. thumbs up for Giant home brand rice

6. thumbs up for Giant home brand rice

7. mascot walkabout

7. mascot walkabout

Offering everyday low prices, big variety and great value, Giant has over a hundred outlets in Malaysia and serves an average of 8 million customers monthly. Giant Falim is the hypermarket chain’s first new outlet for this year and more are in the pipeline.

8. varieties of fish

8. varieties of fish

 9. potatoes, onions, etc.

9. potatoes, onions, etc.

 10. vegetables

10. vegetables

11. marinated chicken

11. marinated chicken

12. Baby World corner

12. Baby World corner

13. Energizer mascot

13. Energizer mascot

14. bakery section

14. bakery section

15. Food Terrace

15. Food Terrace

Simultaneously with this launch, GCH (Retail) Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., the owners of Giant, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with amaxMALL, a Malaysian-owned e-commerce platform housing Malaysian products and brands, from product categories ranging from food to health & beauty, fashion, technology and many more.

16. signing of Memorandum of Understanding between amaxMALL's Datin Dr. Nik Sarina Lugman Hashim (L) and GCH (Retail) Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (R)

16. signing of Memorandum of Understanding between amaxMALL’s Datin Dr. Nik Sarina Lugman Hashim (L) and GCH (Retail) Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (R)

With this arrangement, a selected group of vendors debuted their products at Giant Falim today. Following this first batch, within February, vendor products will also be made available at 29 other Giant hypermarkets in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

amaxMALL has expanded its business from online to offline, providing an opportunity for its vendors to benefit from both online (amaxMALL) and offline (Giant) channels.

17. GCH (Retail) Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., through MyKasih, sponsors 50 families in the community for RM50,000 worth of groceries from Giant Hypermarket for one year

17. GCH (Retail) Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., through MyKasih, sponsors 50 families in the community for RM50,000 worth of groceries from Giant Hypermarket for one year

On this auspicious day, GCH (Retail) Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. begins its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative to extend assistance to the local community, with Giant Falim supporting MyKasih Foundation’s The Food Aid Project.

18. Dairy Farm Group's Group Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ian Mcleod (R) distributes angpow to recipients of MyKasih aid

18. Dairy Farm Group’s Group Chief Executive Officer Mr. Ian Mcleod (R) distributes angpow to recipients of MyKasih aid

Through this programme, Giant supports 50 underprivileged families in the vicinity of Falim by providing them with monthly grocery shopping allowances at Giant Falim, worth RM50,000 in total.

19. God of Prosperity

19. God of Prosperity

20. prosperity toss

20. prosperity toss

Once the formalities wrapped up, it was time to celebrate Chinese New Year, beginning with the prosperity toss. No, it’s not too early! Check out my photos for the feel good festivities.

21. lion dance in conjunction with early Chinese New Year celebration

21. lion dance in conjunction with early Chinese New Year celebration

Event: Launch of Giant Hypermarket in Falim, Ipoh
Venue: Giant Falim, Ipoh
Date: 9th Feb, 2018
Time: 10am

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