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JUSCO
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
Japan
.

The various JUSCO
JUSCO
companies are subsidiaries of the ÆON supermarket chain.

The JUSCO
JUSCO
name was adopted in 1970 from a company founded as a kimono silk trader in 1758. Renamed ÆON in 1989, it operates stores throughout Japan
Japan
under JUSCO
JUSCO
and other names and also has a presence in Malaysia
Malaysia
, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
, mainland China (永旺 Yǒng wàng), Carlingford in Australia
Australia
and Thailand
Thailand
.

As of March 1, 2011, all JUSCO
JUSCO
and SATY stores under the Aeon umbrella in Japan
Japan
changed their names to AEON while all the JUSCO stores and shopping centres in Malaysia
Malaysia
have been fully re-branded into AEON since March 2012. The Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Mainland China subsidiaries officially changed their name to AEON on 1 March 2013.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 International ventures

* 2.1 Malaysia
Malaysia
* 2.2 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
* 2.3 Taiwan * 2.4 China * 2.5 Other countries

* 3 References * 4 External links

HISTORY

In the 1970s, JUSCO
JUSCO
was constituted by Mie Prefecture, Kyoto and Hyogo in Japan
Japan
named Japan
Japan
United Stores COmpany. (Shortened form JUSCO). After that, it experienced rapid development. Currently there are about 300 stores in Japan
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 JUSCO
JUSCO
stores in Japan
Japan
would gradually be renamed AEON. The re-branding exercise began in March 2011 and was complete by the end of that year.

INTERNATIONAL VENTURES

MALAYSIA

Southeast Asia's largest Jusco store, the ÆON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre in Bandar Bukit Tinggi , Klang , Malaysia
Malaysia

In 1985 the first JUSCO
JUSCO
store outside Japan
Japan
was opened in Plaza Dayabumi , Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
, Malaysia
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
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
JUSCO
store in Malaysia
Malaysia
is JUSCO Taman Maluri in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur
. It opened on 30 October 1989. A plaque commemorating the opening of JUSCO
JUSCO
Taman Maluri on 30 October 1989.

The AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre
AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre
in Bandar Bukit Tinggi , Klang , Selangor , Malaysia
Malaysia
is the largest JUSCO
JUSCO
in Malaysia
Malaysia
and Southeast Asia with over 2,100,000 square feet (200,000 m2) of built-up area and 5,000 car park bays.

JUSCO
JUSCO
in Malaysia
Malaysia
is notable for being among the first general merchandise chains to introduce biodegradable poly bags made from sweet potatoes.

In March 2012, all the JUSCO
JUSCO
stores and shopping centres in Malaysia were re-branded to AEON Retails stores and shopping centres, following the decision of AEON in Japan.

HONG KONG

An AEON store in Hong Kong
Hong Kong

The Hong Kong
Hong Kong
JUSCO
JUSCO
subsidiary was established in November 1987 as JUSCO
JUSCO
Department Store Co. Ltd. The first JUSCO
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
Hong Kong
Exchanges and Clearing Limited on 4 February 1994 with the stock code 984.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong
JUSCO
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
Tsim Sha Tsui
.

TAIWAN

Taiwan JUSCO
JUSCO
are subsidiaries of Taiwan AEON Stores Co., Ltd. The first JUSCO
JUSCO
was in Windance in Hsinchu City. It was operated in 2003. The second JUSCO
JUSCO
was operated in December 2005 at New Taipei city global mall.

CHINA

A JUSCO
JUSCO
store in Shenzhen, China

In China, JUSCO
JUSCO
uses AEON and JUSCO
JUSCO
for its name. From 1996, AEON Co., Ltd created many shopping mall named JUSCO. In Shanghai, there was a JUSCO
JUSCO
before, but it divested finance finally because of poor management. In Guangdong, Guangdong JUSCO
JUSCO
Co., Ltd used the name "JUSCO" to operate the first JUSCO
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).

OTHER COUNTRIES

The largest JUSCO
JUSCO
(also the large