•1993 Beijing Hualian Group is founded
•1996 BHG begins our retailing business
•BHG forms four business units – Grocery, Shopping Mall, Department Store, and International Partnerships
•1998 Beijing Hualian Department Store becomes publicly listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (000882)
•2001 Beijing Hualian Hypermarket Co, Ltd becomes publicly listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (600361)
•As of Nov. 2013, BHG has 144 Grogery Stores in 48 Cities in 22 provinces, 21 Department stores (an additional 5 in Singapore), 1 Luxury Department Store (Shin Kong Place, Beijing) and 47 BHG Malls
BHG has grown to become one of the 15 largest retail enterprises supported by the Ministry of Commerce, the only Chinese retailer and board member of the International Associated of Department Stores (IADS), and the only Chinese retailer as a board member of the Global Consumer Groups Forum.
In order to continue the growth and commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality experience, BHG has launched a world-class Retail Learning (200*) and Innovation Center (2010) to position us to be the leader in China’s growing retail market.
About the Group
The Beijing Hualian Group Investment Holding Co.,Ltd. (referred to in short as, the Beijing Hualian Group) is one of the 15 largest retail enterprises supported by Ministry of Commerce. The Beijing Hualian Group is also the only Chinese retail member in the International Association of Department Stores (IADS). The Beijing Hualian Group has two publicly listed companies and several holding companies. The Group’s business is primarily focused on hypermarkets, supermarkets, department stores and commercial properties. By the end of 2007, the Group owned more than 80 hypermarkets in 35 key cities and 23 provinces across the country. Each store has more than 10,000 m2 of floor space. The Group operates with top flight management resources, merchandising resources and human resources. The Beijing Hualian Group has established a strong and growing retail network throughout the country.
The Beijing Hualian Group values customers first and foremost. We commit ourselves to a retail operation that faithfully serves our customers. Our core principles include sincerity and honesty in all relationships -- with employees, customers, suppliers and cooperating partners. We seek to maintain and grow our company’s high recognition and reputation, and made “Beijing Hualian” a prestigious brand in the country.
Two listed companies
Beijing Hualian Hypermarket Co., Ltd. established in June 1996, was listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange on Nov.29th, 2001 (BHHC stock code:600361). The focus of this business is primarily supermarkets/hypermarkets, department stores and other retail formats.
Beijing Hualian Department Store Co., Ltd. established in May 1998, has been listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange Bureau in Jun. 16th, 1998 (BHDS, stock code: 000882). The primary focus of this business is commercial property.