So much has been achieved since 1981 !
GIFI's success story began in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, in the Lot-et-Garonne department (47) of France, where the family-owned company still has its headquarters, with more than 600 administrative and logistics staff.
18/09/1981: In the beginning... The first GIFI store was opened in Villeneuve-sur-Lot
1988: Creation of the central purchasing platform and pioneering sourcing without intermediaries in Asia
1993: Inauguration of the 50th store. Launch of the slogan: “GIFI, des idées de Génie!” (GIFI, Great ideas!)
2002: First stores opened in French overseas departments and territories (Guadeloupe, French Guiana) and international markets
2007: Creation of the subsidiary GIFI Asia Ltd in Hong Kong
2008 : Creation of Ningbo GIFI Trading (NGT)
2009: Development of stores operating under trade name licenses
2011: Opening of the first store under a trade name license in Morocco
2012: GIFI celebrates its 30th anniversary and opens its 385th store