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Our History

From Dawn to Success

On September 21, 1972, President Giancarlo Panizza joins other 29 merchants to open the first store in Viale Marelli 19, Sesto San Giovanni.
These partners create a structure where non-grocery goods are sold aside classic grocery, predating in fact what now modern superstores are.
In 1973 the main offices open, with a distribution center near in warehouses once owned by the glorious Breda-Caproni, thus creating a logistic structure absolutely groundbreaking for those times.
In June 1994, after the opening of twelve points of sale in Lombardy, Il Gigante opens another new mall in Villasanta. It became at once the point of reference for grocery and non-grocery sales in Monza and all Brianza.
In 1994, in the San Grato mall in Montanaso Lombardo, one of the malls of our group, a new restaurant is open, called A Modo Mio, where customers can taste an incredible variety of dishes and also enjoy the bar services.
To go shopping at Il Gigante becomes the occasion to live a pleasant and relaxing moment.
Il 1998 BLUCARD is born. Valuable instrument that rewards the most faithful customers by giving them the chance to access discounts, promotions and special conventions as much as the opportunity to win prestigious prizes with point collections. The blucard is now so pivotal for all the activities of the company and for our customers that 7/8 of our sales are generated through it.
In October 2002 Il Gigante wins the BICSI Prize 2002 (Barometro Italiano – Italian Barometer – of the Customer Satisfaction Index) and for this we thank all the customers who evaluated it, acknowledging it as the first Italian chain for stock size, product quality and service care.
On May 26, 2003 is born, the group's site with the first institutional sections. It's a new project that looks at the future addressing all those customers, friends and “surfers” who from their Internet stations have been since that day able to have access and browse information about every aspect of our company.
In 2007 Il Gigante crosses the ocean opening an office in China, where its own staff researches directly non-food products, offering its customers quality at the best price.
Since the now far away year of 1972 Il Gigante Group has kept opening great-surface malls and city supermarkets increasing its activity area in Lombardy, Piedmont and Emilia Romagna always keeping an important contact with the territory and the customer who is always in the middle of all the company's choices.

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Sede legale e amministrativa: Via Clerici, 342 – 20091 Bresso (MI)
Capitale Sociale: € 20.250.000,00 i.v. R.E.A. Milano: 1041959
Codice Fiscale e Registro Imprese Milano 05849840151
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