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History

Our dream that began at Garak Seeyoung Branch has spread across the entire nation.

  1. 1990

    Oct. 1990
    Opening of the 1st store - Garak Seeyoung Br.
    Jun. 1991
    Introduction of POS system
    Jan. 1992
    Operation of distribution center, Seoul distribution center,
    the first in Korea to be dedicated to CVS
    Oct. 1992
    Opening of the 1st store in Busan
    Dec. 1994
    Incorporation of company
    Oct. 1995
    The 1st exhibition held
    Sep. 1997
    Initiation of Service for Payment of Utility Charges
  2. 2001

    Oct. 2001
    Opening of store on Jeju Island, an industry first and the
    completion of our nationwide network
    Oct. 2002
    Opening of the 1st store in Keumgang Mountain Park,
    North Korea
    Dec. 2002
    Operation of lunch box processing facility
    Oct. 2003
    2,000th store opened, an industry first
    Jun. 2004
    Introduction of membership mileage card
    Dec. 2004
    Opening of store in Kaesong Industrial Complex,
    North Korea
    Aug. 2007
    3,000th store opened, an industry first
    Opening of 24-hour call center, an industry first
  3. 2008

    Dec. 2008
    Execution of MOU with Jeju Special Autonomous
    Province
    Sep. 2008
    Execution of MOU with Gangwon Province
    Sep. 2008
    Execution of MOU with Seoul City for the campaign of
    Happy City of Seoul Made by the Citizens
    Oct. 2008
    4,000th store opened, an industry first
    Mar. 2009
    Accreditation of ACE CLUB
    Jul. 2009
    Opened stores in 24 stations on Subway Line 9 in Seoul
    Aug. 2009
    Opened mobile CVS, ‘Transformer,’ an industry first
    Sep. 2009
    Introduced the service for payment of national tax
    Sep. 2009
    Introduced environment-friendly carbon cashback point
    service
  4. 2010

    Jan. 2010
    Donation to Charity for Children of the World
    Mar. 2010
    Opened the 1st Green Store
    Apr. 2010
    Execution of MOU with Jinjoo City
    Aug. 2010
    Celebration for opening of 5,000th store
    Sep. 2010
    Opened lunch box manufacturing facility in Jeju
    Oct. 2010
    Execution of MOU with Chollanam-do
    Oct. 2010
    Received Award of Recognition from the Minister of
    Health and Welfare
    Dec. 2010
    Received Award for Job Creation at the Awards for
    Distribution Industry
    Feb. 2011
    2011 Exhibition held
    Mar. 2011
    Opened Ansung Distribution Center
    April 2011
    Selected as one of Korea’s 1,000 largest companies
    by Maeil Economic Daily
    May 2011
    Execution of affiliation with KBO
    July 2011
    Opened 6,000th store, an industry first
  5. 2012

    Feb. 2012
    Received First Brand Award for 9th consecutive year
    Feb. 2012
    2012 Exhibition held
    Mar. 2012
    Opened 7,000th store, an industry first
    Apr. 2012
    Execution of MOU regarding designation of green store
    May 2012
    Execution of MOU with the Ministry of Environment
    regarding green card
    Jun. 2012
    Company name changed to BGF Retail
    ; CU brand launched
    Aug. 2012
    Opening of BGF Logis Yangjoo-Gangleung Ctr
    Aug. 2012
    Opening of the 1st CU – Olympic Plaza store
    Dec. 2012
    Accreditation of CCM, a first for a company in the CVS
    industry
    Jan. 2013
    Received the Korea Best Brand Award
    Jan. 2013
    Awarded 1st place in First Brand Award Korea for 10th
    consecutive year
    Mar. 2013
    Awarded 1st place in CVS sector in Brand Power for 8th
    consecutive year
  6. 2013

    Dec. 2013
    Awarded 1st place in the CVS sector of ‘Korean Net Promoter Score’ for 2nd consecutive year
    Sep. 2013
    Awarded 1st place in CVS sector of ‘National Brand Competitiveness Index’
    Jul. 2013
    Awarded 1st place in ‘Korean Service Quality Index (KSQI)’ for 2nd consecutive year
    Mar. 2013
    Awarded 1st place in CVS sector of „Brand Power‟ for 8th consecutive year
    Jan. 2013
    Awarded 1st place in ‘First Brand Award Korea’ for 10th consecutive year
    Jan. 2013
    Recipient of ‘Korea Best Brand Awards’
  7. 2014

    Mar. 2014
    Awarded 1st place in the CVS sector of ‘Korea Brand Power Index’ for 9th consecutive year
    Jan. 2014
    Recipient of ‘First Brand Award Korea’ for 11th consecutive year
    Jan. 2014
    Awarded the Best Company in the CVS sector of ‘Asia Consumer Award’ for 3rd consecutive year
  8. 2015

    Nov. 2015
    Launched Product R&D Center.
    Sep. 2015
    Became the first CVS brand in Korea to have 9,000 stores.
    Jan. 2015
    Held the brand vision proclamation ceremony.
  9. 2016

    Dec. 2016
    Renewed the Customer Centered Management (CCM) certification.
    Nov. 2016
    Won the Korea Design Award, the first in the CVS industry.
    Oct. 2016
    Launched the character HEYROO Friends
    Aug. 2016
    Launched South Springs
    Aug. 2016
    Entered into agreement with franchisees to ensure fair trade and mutual growth
    Jun. 2016
    Introduced the corporate identity, “Be Good Friends.”
    Jun. 2016
    Became the first CVS brand in Korea to have 10,000 stores.
    Jan. 2016
    Launched an integrated private brand HEYROO.
  10. 2017

    Oct. 2017
    The 2nd Korean Prime Minister's Award for Crime Prevention
    Aug. 2017
    Became the first CVS brand in Korea to have 12,000.stores
    May. 2017
    Opened the first CU store in Korea to adopt counter safety barrier
    Apr. 2017
    Received President's Commendation for promoting recruitment of the disabled
  11. 2018

    Nov. 2018
    Jincheon CDC Logistics center Grand Open
    Oct. 2018
    BGF Awarded 'Korea Crime Prevention'
    Sep. 2018
    Became the first CVS brand in Korea to have 12,000.stores
    Aug. 2018
    CU Opens Mongolia for the First Time
    Aug. 2018
    CU, 2018 NBCI First in National Brand Competitiveness Index
    Jun. 2018
    Acquisition of HELLO NATURE Management Rights
    Jun. 2018
    BGF - SK Telecom Business Alliance Agreement for Strategic Joint Project
    Apr. 2018
    A contract for MFC with Mongolia Central Express
    Mar. 2018
    2018 KMAC First in Korean Industrial Brand Power (K-BPI)
  12. 2019

    Nov. 2019
    BGF Awarded 'Korea's Crime Prevention Award’
    Sep. 2019
    A contract for MFC with Vietnam 'CUVN’
    Jul. 2019
    BGF Retail and Daegu Bank sign a strategic business partnership for 'digital marketing and business innovation’
    Jun. 2019
    BGF Retail and Samsung Card signed an MOU to support 'customized marketing of merchant’
    Mar. 2019
    BGFRetail, Selection of a public excellent corporation in the stock market for 2018
    Mar. 2019
    CU, 8th Top 100 Franchise Brand Selected
    Mar. 2019
    CU tops the 21st Korea Industry Brand Power Convenience store category
    Feb. 2019
    HELLONATURE, Bucheon Logistics Center Open
    Jan. 2019
    BGFRetail, A contract for MOU with Delivery Hero Korea.