Giffords, the largest sporting goods chain in the world, is set to open a new supermarket in a suburban suburb of Melbourne, according to reports.
The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian newspaper report that Giffard will be the latest of the world’s biggest sporting goods brands to open their first store in a major Australian city, amid the national debate on gun control and gun safety.
Giffords will also be the first of Australia’s top five sports goods companies to open shop in Sydney.
The other five are the Sydney Kings, Melbourne Victory, Westfield Sydney, the Adelaide Crows and Greater Western Sydney Wanderers.
Gildan is a family owned company that is based in Sydney, with stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
The chain has sold millions of ice cream sandwiches in Australia, including Giff’s Ice Cream Shoppe, as well as other brands including Gourmet and Giffy Bunnies.
Last year, Giffers owner Michael Giffner announced that the chain would open a second Sydney store, with more than 500 employees.
Gifford, which is owned by New York-based Gildan Inc., has around 2,400 stores in 52 countries.
The brand is also home to the Australian Football League’s Melbourne Victory and the National Basketball League’s Westfield.GIFRAM will open its first Sydney store in January 2018Giffer said in September that the Melbourne store would open “as soon as possible”.
“We are really excited to bring our global footprint to Sydney and this is an opportunity to start building a strong community around our brand and to showcase our range of products in a new way,” he said.
Gift cards and gift cards are now available at Gifforates stores in AustraliaGiffor will also offer a range of gift cards, including Visa and Mastercard, to customers who want to shop at their Sydney store.
The company said it will continue to expand its range of brands through the opening of stores in Sydney and Melbourne.
“We have made great strides in the last year and are proud to see the growth of our brands in Sydney as we have taken Giffo’s to new heights,” Giffler said.
“As part of our strategic planning, we have identified a number of exciting opportunities for the future.”
The Australian Taxation Office is expected to release the next stage of its audit of Giffors income tax payments this year.
The ABC has asked Giffons if it will face any legal action, and will update this story when we have more information.
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