Ian Mcleod is appointed Group Chief Executive. The Philippines Rustan becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary following the acquisition of the remaining interest from the Group’s joint venture partner. Maxim’s acquires the existing businesses and franchises of Genki Sushi in Singapore and Malaysia, and of Starbucks in Singapore. Maxim’s also opens its first The Cheesecake Factory in Hong Kong.
7-Eleven South China opens its 1000th store in Guangzhou and enters Maoming, Yangjiang, and Zhanjiang with presence in up to 11 cities in China.
IKEA Taiwan opens the 100-dollar pop-up store in Taipei and Taichung to enhance the proposition of a low-price brand in the Taiwan market.
The Group launches a new Own Brand, Meadows, offering products with outstanding quality and value to customers.
7-Eleven Singapore marks a milestone by reaching 400 stores.
IKEA Taiwan celebrates its 25th anniversary and sets up the “Blue Bag Fund” in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, to support local communities, promote sustainable development, and improve the lives of the needy.
The Group launches yuu, the first digital platform and the biggest customer rewards club to connect customers and more than 2,000 outlets.
Wellcome launches “Low Prices Locked” programme in Hong Kong to shoulder the cost pressures with the community. Market Place completes brand revamp and introduces new store format to elevate shopping experience.
Giant Singapore is store refreshed with a new brand logo and invests in price reduction on products. The Group completes the integration of Wellcome Taiwan and Carrefour.
7-Eleven South China expands its network to 1,400 stores in Guangdong province.
Mannings launches Community Pharmacy Service in Hong Kong and begins its Own Brand transformation journey. Guardian launches concept store in Malaysia to celebrates its 53rd anniversary.
Maxim’s acquires the businesses and franchises of Starbucks in Laos.
Dairy Farm Group rebrands as the DFI Retail Group and launches new logo
The Group relaunches its Own Brand Yu Pin King to promise great quality, taste and price.
The first Wellcome Fresh unveils in Kennedy Town, combining both traditional wet markets and supermarkets together.
Wellcome Hong Kong partners with Foodlink to launch the rice donation programme “Sik Jor Fan Mei” to provide healthy and nutritious food to those in need.
Market Place x IKEA opens the world’s first “IKEA Close to you” in Discovery Bay Hong Kong.
Cold Storage opens new flagship store, CS Fresh Gold, in Singapore.
7-Eleven Hong Kong reaches its 1000th store milestone.
yuu Rewards Club expands to Singapore while yuu launches online shopping platform ‘yuu to me’ in Hong Kong.
7-Eleven South China celebrates its 30th anniversary. 7-Eleven Singapore’s first beachfront store opens on Sentosa Palawan Beach.
Meadows wins the Grand Gold presented by Monde Selection and another 130+ International Taste Quality Awards organized by International Taste Institute.
Mannings Hong Kong celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Guardian launches “Together, Keeping Kids Clean and Healthy” community service programme across its Southeast Asia markets, as part of the #guardiancares initiative to help children from low-income families stay clean and healthy.
Giant, Cold Storage, CS Fresh in Singapore and Malaysia have expanded Hong Kong’s “Sik Jor Fan Mei” rice donation programme to Southeast Asia in the following year. Singapore launches "Have You Eaten?” with Food Banks and “Sudah Makan?” with The Lost Food Project in Malaysia to donate food to the needy.
7-Eleven Hong Kong launches “Sik Tak Fan La” charity programme in collaboration with Pei Ho Counterparts to offer hot meals and food supplies to the elderly and homeless.
7-Eleven's Own Brand, 7CAFÉ in Hong Kong introduces 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified Arabica coffee beans together with fully biodegradable paper cups and lids, living up to its commitment to “Good Coffee. Now Greener.”
IKEA Taiwan completes the installation of 740kWp solar panel on the rooftop of Kaohsiung IKEA Store, The system has the capacity to generate about 900,000kWh of electricity annually, which is equivalent to the electricity usage of 220 households for a year in Taiwan.