JUSCO (ジャスコ, Jasuko) is the acronym for
Japan United Stores
Company, a chain of "general merchandise stores" (or hypermarket) and
the largest of its type in Japan.
JUSCO companies are subsidiaries of the
JUSCO name was adopted in 1970 from a company founded as a kimono
silk trader in 1758. Renamed
ÆON in 1989, it operates stores
JUSCO and other names and also has a presence
in Malaysia, Hong Kong, mainland China (永旺 Yǒng wàng),
Australia and Thailand.
As of March 1, 2011, all
JUSCO and SATY stores under the Aeon umbrella
Japan changed their names to AEON while all the
JUSCO stores and
shopping centres in
Malaysia have been fully re-branded into AEON
since March 2012. The
Hong Kong and Mainland China subsidiaries
officially changed their name to AEON on 1 March 2013.
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In the 1970s,
JUSCO was constituted by Mie Prefecture, Kyoto and Hyogo
Japan United Stores COmpany. (Shortened form JUSCO).
After that, it experienced rapid development. Currently there are
about 300 stores in
Japan itself and still counting. The group was
renamed Aeon in 1990, but its retail stores were still using the old
name JUSCO. In late 2010 AEON announced that all existing
Japan would gradually be renamed AEON. The re-branding exercise
began in March 2011 and was complete by the end of that year.
Southeast Asia's largest Jusco store, the
ÆON Bukit Tinggi Shopping
Centre in Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang, Malaysia
In 1985 the first
JUSCO store outside
Japan was opened in Plaza
Dayabumi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a jointly-owned company
with Cold Storage and three local companies, known as Jaya Jusco. It
was the first time that a Japanese company had entered into a
significant joint venture in the Malaysian retail industry. JUSCO
assumed total operational control of the chain in 1988. Currently.
there are 33 AEON (formerly known as JUSCO) Retails stores and
shopping centres are in operation in Malaysia.
The oldest (though not the first)
JUSCO store in
Malaysia is JUSCO
Taman Maluri in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. It opened on 30 October 1989.
A plaque commemorating the opening of
JUSCO Taman Maluri on 30 October
AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre
AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre in Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Klang,
Malaysia is the largest
Malaysia and Southeast Asia
with over 2,100,000 square feet (200,000 m2) of built-up area and
5,000 car park bays.
Malaysia is notable for being among the first general
merchandise chains to introduce biodegradable poly bags made from
In March 2012, all the
JUSCO stores and shopping centres in Malaysia
were re-branded to AEON Retails stores and shopping centres, following
the decision of AEON in Japan.
An AEON store in Hong Kong
JUSCO subsidiary was established in November 1987 as
JUSCO Department Store Co. Ltd. The first
JUSCO store opened in
Kornhill in December 1987 (another name for this store was Quarry Bay
Main and Flagship store). It was listed in
Hong Kong Exchanges and
Clearing Limited on 4 February 1994 with the stock code 984.
JUSCO has now been renamed as AEON Stores (Hong Kong), and
mainly manages shopping malls and other retail shops such as
supermarkets, discount shops, home places, convenience stores and
department stores. They offer low-cost and convenient daily
necessities to customers including food, clothes, household items and
electrical appliances. As of March 2013, there are eight AEON General
Merchandise Stores (GMS) in Hong Kong, seven branches of AEON
Supermarkets, 22 branches of Living Plaza by AEON, 4 branches of BENTO
EXPRESS by AEON, 2 Aeon Style stores and only one branch of AEON
MaxValu Prime, which is located at The One, Tsim Sha Tsui.
JUSCO are subsidiaries of Taiwan AEON Stores Co., Ltd. The
JUSCO was in Windance in Hsinchu City. It was operated in 2003.
JUSCO was operated in December 2005 at New Taipei city
JUSCO store in Shenzhen, China
JUSCO uses AEON and
JUSCO for its name. From 1996, AEON Co.,
Ltd created many shopping mall named JUSCO. In Shanghai, there was a
JUSCO before, but it divested finance finally because of poor
management. In Guangdong, Guangdong
JUSCO Co., Ltd used the name
"JUSCO" to operate the first
JUSCO at 1996. Now, there are thirteen
shops in Guangdong. Otherwise, AEON also operated large shopping mall
in Beijing and Shunde. It also planned to expand to North China. In
Shenzhen, Aeon (永旺) has a number of large stores including one at
Coastal city (Houhai 后 海 metro station).
JUSCO (also the largest single-building shopping center in
Japan) opened in 2005 in Mito.
All except two JUSCOs, Srinakarin Rd and Sukhumvit Soi 71, have been
closed down in Bangkok, Thailand.
ÆON Co., Ltd. is re-expanding there
MaxValu name instead.
^ AEON store list Archived March 22, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
^ December 2004 - AEON Magazine - Volume 13 Archived December 6, 2006,
at the Wayback Machine.
^ "AEON Co Ltd History". Fundinguniverse.com. Retrieved
^ "Aeon, China Resources eye bids for ParknShop". Shenzhen Daily. 26
July 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
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