[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 30 years of development of Emart, the largest retailer in South Korea (1993)


(wcsa.world) Emart Inc. is a major player in the Korean retail market, and its success has been attributed to its focus on value, convenience, and customer service. The company is also a leader in the adoption of new technologies, such as online shopping and mobile payments.

Emart Inc. is the largest retailer in South Korea, with a total of 178 stores nationwide as of 2023. It was founded by Shinsegae as the first discount retailer in South Korea. Emart Inc. is a subsidiary of Shinsegae Group, which also operates Shinsegae Department Store and Starbucks in Korea.



Emart is Korea's oldest and largest discount store chain. Emart offers everything from food to clothes to diapers and provides a huge variety of merchandise. Emart has a website where products can be bought or viewed online.



Emart Inc. also performs various services including catering, resort services, tourism and hotel services, real estate services, food distribution and liquor wholesale business. In addition to its domestic operations, Emart Inc. also has a presence in several other countries, including Vietnam, China, and Mongolia. The company plans to continue to expand its international operations in the coming years.

(Wowtimes)Emart’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1993: Emart opened its first store in Chang-dong, Dobong-gu, Seoul
  • 1994: Emart opened its first Emart Ilsan branch (No. 2) in Ilsan New Town. It was the first large retail store in South Korea.
  • 1997: Emart became the first Korean retailer to enter China
  • 2004: Emart opened an Internet shopping mall
  • 2009: Emart has 127 and 4 distribution centers in South Korea, with 22 stores in the People's Republic of China.
  • 2011: Emart acquired Kim's Club Mart.
  • 2015: Emart opened a store in Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2016: The "Mart" experience center was opened in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • 2018: Emart acquired American company Good Food Holdings, Inc., parent of Bristol Farms, an upscale grocery store chain in California, United States.
  • 2021: Emart24's first Malaysian store was launched.
  • 2022: Emart24 launched in Singapore with the launch of the first two outlets on Christmas Holidays.


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