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Supermercados Gigante was a large supermarket chain in Mexico. The chain expanded north of the border as well, as it also had locations in predominantly working-class Mexican-American communities of the United States.
Supermercados Gigante competed with several other chains, such as Soriana, Comercial Mexicana Chedraui, Wal-Mart H-E-B, Falabella, Cencosud and D&S. It was not uncommon to see Wal-Mart receipts around the store touting the fact that said items are cheaper at Supermercados Gigante.
Supermercados Gigante in pop culture
The chain appeared on the Ahí Viene Verónica film, and on miscellaneous TV Azteca shows.
Store closuresGigante Torreon Store, a store closed on February 28, 2006.
Sale of Gigante
As of Dec. 6, 2007 Supermercados Gigante was acquired by Organizacion Soriana for US$1.35 billion. The supermarket and hypermarket retail formats of Supermercados Gigante will disappear and the stores will adopt the Soriana Brand. Grupo Gigante will remain in business as a company separate from Soriana, operating Mexican Radio Shack and Office Depot locations, as well as the Toks restaurant chain.