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2021

  • Apr

    BGF Retail-Sandbox Digital Commerce Agreement Signed

  • Apr

    CU Malaysia 1st store opened

  • Mar

    BGF Retail-Fair Trade Commission Declares Win-Win Agreement for Long-Term Operating Points

  • Mar

    BGF Retail and Hana Bank Sign a Win-Win Financial Business Agreement

  • Feb

    BGF Group, Official launch of ESG Management Committee

  • Jan

    Tech Friendly CU 1st Shop Opens

  • Jan

    CU, Industry's first label-free pb bottled water launch

  • Jan

    BGF Retail-NAVER, Business agreement for joint promotion of O2O platform business

  • Jan

    BGF Retail, Introducing Smart Office in earnest

2020

  • Dec

    BGF Retail, Consumer Centered Management certification 5 times in a row

  • Dec

    CU, Industry's first introduction of eco-friendly polybags

  • Nov

    CU, Opened 15,000 stores

  • Nov

    BGF retail-U Fintech Hub Inc. Signing MOUs for FinTech Business

  • Nov

    BGF retail-KITA, Signing an MOU for overseas expansion

  • Oct

    BGF retail, Advance to Malaysia

  • Aug

    BGF retail, Data Distribution Innovation Agreement with the Financial Security Institute

  • Jun

    CU Green Store, Industry's First Green Store Designation by the Ministry of Environment

  • Jun

    BGF retail, Industry's first ISO14001 (Environmental Management System) certification

  • Jun

    BGF retail, Signing MOU with Hongcheon-gun using local specialties

  • Apr

    BGFretail, Signing MOU with Korail

  • Apr

    BGFretail, Signing MOU with Naver Happy Bean

  • May

    CU, Industry's first 24-hour delivery service

  • ‘CU Opens Mongolia for the First Time

2019

  • Nov

    BGF Awarded 'Korea's Crime Prevention Award'

  • Sep

    A contract for MFC with Vietnam 'CUVN'

  • Jul

    BGF Retail and Daegu Bank sign a strategic business partnership for 'digital marketing and business innovation'

  • Jun

    BGF Retail and Samsung Card signed an MOU to support 'customized marketing of merchant'

  • Mar

    BGFRetail, Selection of a public excellent corporation in the stock market for 2018

  • Mar

    CU, 8th Top 100 Franchise Brand Selected

  • Mar

    CU tops the 21st Korea Industry Brand Power Convenience store category

  • Feb

    HELLONATURE, Bucheon Logistics Center Open

  • Jan

    BGFRetail, A contract for MOU with Delivery Hero Korea.

2018

  • Nov

    Jincheon CDC Logistics center Grand Open

  • Oct

    BGF Awarded 'Korea Crime Prevention'

  • Sep

    Became the first CVS brand in Korea to have 12,000.stores

  • Aug

    CU Opens Mongolia for the First Time

  • ‘CU Opens Mongolia for the First Time
  • Aug

    CU, 2018 NBCI First in National Brand Competitiveness Index

  • Jun

    Acquisition of HELLO NATURE Management Rights

  • Jun

    BGF - SK Telecom Business Alliance Agreement for Strategic Joint Project

  • Apr

    A contract for MFC with Mongolia Central Express

  • ‘A contract for MFC with Mongolia Central Express
  • Mar

    2018 KMAC First in Korean Industrial Brand Power (K-BPI)

2017

  • Oct

    The 2nd Korean Prime Minister's Award for Crime Prevention

  • Aug

    Became the first CVS brand in Korea to have 12,000.stores

  • May

    Opened the first CU store in Korea to adopt counter safety barrier

  • ‘Opened the first CU store in Korea to adopt counter safety barrier
  • Apr

    Received President's Commendation for promoting recruitment of the disabled

2016

  • Dec

    Renewed the Customer Centered Management (CCM) certification.

  • Nov

    Won the Korea Design Award, the first in the CVS industry.

  • Oct

    Launched the character HEYROO Friends

  • Aug

    Launched South Springs

  • Aug

    Entered into agreement with franchisees to ensure fair trade and mutual growth

  • Jun

    Introduced the corporate identity, “Be Good Friends.”

  • Jun

    Became the first CVS brand in Korea to have 10,000 stores.

  • Jan

    Launched an integrated private brand HEYROO.

2015

  • Nov

    Launched Product R&D Center.

  • Sep

    Became the first CVS brand in Korea to have 9,000 stores.

  • Jan

    Held the brand vision proclamation ceremony.

2014

  • Mar

    Awarded 1st place in the CVS sector of ‘Korea Brand Power Index’ for 9th consecutive year

  • Jan

    Recipient of ‘First Brand Award Korea’ for 11th consecutive year

  • Jan

    Awarded the Best Company in the CVS sector of ‘Asia Consumer Award’ for 3rd consecutive year

  • ‘대한민국 퍼스트 브랜드 대상’ 11년 연속 수상‘‘아시아 소비자대상 편의점 부문’ 최우수상 수상

2013

  • Dec

    Awarded 1st place in the CVS sector of ‘Korean Net Promoter Score’ for 2nd consecutive year

  • Sep

    Awarded 1st place in CVS sector of ‘National Brand Competitiveness Index’

  • Jul

    Awarded 1st place in ‘Korean Service Quality Index (KSQI)’ for 2nd consecutive year

  • Mar

    Awarded 1st place in CVS sector of „Brand Power‟ for 8th consecutive year

  • Jan

    Awarded 1st place in ‘First Brand Award Korea’ for 10th consecutive year

  • Jan

    Recipient of ‘Korea Best Brand Awards’

  • ‘대한민국 퍼스트 브랜드 대상’ 11년 연속 수상‘‘아시아 소비자대상 편의점 부문’ 최우수상 수상

2012

  • Dec

    1st recipient in the CVS market of CCM accreditation

  • Sep

    Opening of the 1st "CU" – Olympic plaza store

  • Jul

    Opening of Gangleung center of BGF Logis

  • Mar

    Company name changed to BGF Retail

  • Launching of the brand - CU

  • ‘대한민국 퍼스트 브랜드 대상’ 11년 연속 수상‘‘아시아 소비자대상 편의점 부문’ 최우수상 수상

2011

  • Jul

    Opened 6,000 stores for the first time in Korea

  • May

    Business affiliation with KBO

  • Apr

    Included in the 1000 largest companies selected by Maeil Economic

  • Opened 6,000 stores for the first time in Korea
  • ‘대한민국 퍼스트 브랜드 대상’ 11년 연속 수상‘‘아시아 소비자대상 편의점 부문’ 최우수상 수상

2010

  • Launch of prepaid membership card, a first in the CVS industry
  • Execution of MOU with Daejeon City, Choongchungnam-do and Choongchungbuk-do
  • Launch of ‘Green Store,’ a first in the CVS industry
  • Awarded the 1st place in the ‘Research on the Business Competitiveness of Franchise Businesses in Korea’ conducted by Customers Council
  • 업계 최초 ‘그린스토어’1호점 개점

2009

  • Accreditation of ACE CLUP by Seoul District Labor Department
  • Initiated food support for children in need, a first in the CVS industry
  • 24 stores opened in the Subway Line 9 in Seoul
  • Launched the mobile CVS, a first in the CVS industry
  • Began the national tax payment service
  • Began the environment-friendly carbon cashback point service
  • Agreement of joint campaign for prevention of drink and smoking of the youth
  • Execution of MOU with Incheon City, Busan City and Chullabuk-do
  • 업계 최초 결식아동 급식 지원 사업 실시 업계 최초 이동형 편의점 '트랜스포머 ' 출점

2008

  • Introduced the electronic franchise agreement system, a first in the industry
  • Opened the 4,000th store – ‘Jongro Joongang store,’ a first in the industry
  • Execution of MOU with Chejoo-do, Gangwon-do and Seoul City

2007

  • Established “TIME-PLU’ system for management of expiration date for selling
  • Began mandatory issuance of information disclosure, a first in the industry
  • Began 24/7 service of the customer satisfaction center, a first in the industry

2005

  • Opened the 3,000th store, a first in the industry

2004

  • Opened the CVS #1 in Kaesong Industrial Complex

2003

  • Opened the 3,000th store, a first in the industry

2002

  • Executed MOU for use of OK Cashback points with Hanmi Bank at Nonhyun Branch
  • Opened convenient stores in Keumkang Mountain (2 stores in the resort area)

2001

  • Opened CVS in Chejoo Island, a first in the industry (completion of nationwide network of CVS)

1992

  • Began operation of distribution center exclusively for convenience stores, a first in Korea (located in Yong-in, Kyungki-do)

1990

  • Opened the 1st CVS - ‘Garak Seeyoung Store’

1989

  • Launched the CVS division