GCH Retail (Sdn Bhd)


For Immediate Release

9th February 2018


Giant Launches New Hypermarket At Falim, Ipoh


9 February 2018, Falim - Giant today revealed its latest retail experience for Malaysian customers at the launch of Giant Hypermarket Falim (GIANT FALIM) here. The event began with the unveiling of the new store followed by a multiracial drumline performance i the view of th upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. On hand to mark the occasion were Puan Rossana Anizah, Country Chairman, Jardines Matheson; Mr Pierre- Olivier Deplanck, Chief Executive Officer, GCH Retail; and Mr Ian Mcleod, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dairy Farm Group.


“The new Giant Falim is exactly the kind of retail experience that can help Malaysians in different ways. We also see an additional commitment Made in Malaysia products and goods as the new Citirasa Malaysia area demonstrates; which is so important in helping local industries. This new hypermarket shows Giant’s continuing investment in new stores to serve  Malaysians; Their focus on creating jobs for local communities and their established reputation for helping improve the lives of their employees, customers, and the greater communities around their stores as well,” said Dato Seri Hamzah Bin Zainudin, Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism (MDTCC).


Giant is recognized for offering the freshest produced in the most vibrant, comfortable and complete shopping environments in Malaysia. Along with everyday low prices, big variety and great value, it is Malaysia’s leading  hypermarket with over a hundred outlets nationwide, employing over 8,000 people and serving an average of 8 million customers a month.


The launch of Giant Hypermarket Falim is part of Giant’s new direction in 2018 that will see it further expanding its locations and fresh produce offerings throughout the country. Giant Falim is one of the largest in Peninsula Malaysia’s Northern State covering 102,794 square feet and offering more than 23,000 products across 200 categories.


The store is located approximately 4 km from the Ipoh’s town centre an equipped with more than 1,000 parking bays for both motorcycles and cars, providing ample accessibility and comfort for Giant’s customers and their families. It will employ a total of 400 people directly, while supporting additional jobs i the area through the hiring of local businesses products and services.


“As the leading food retailer for Malaysia where we serve over 8 million customers every month, we strive to meet the needs of our customers and the communities with a store that they can trust,

Delivering  quality, service and value ,” said  Mr Pierre-Olivier Deplanck, Chief Executive Officer, GCH (Retail) Malaysia Sdn Bhd.