The Beijing Hualian Group (Chinese: 北京华联集团; pinyin: Běijīng Huālián Jítuán) is a leading Chinese retailer, headquartered in Beijing. Headed by Ji Xiao An the chairman of the board of the Beijing Hualian Group, the group's main activities include the operation of supermarkets and department stores, as well as the sale of general merchandise, textiles, daily-use products and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Acquisition of Singapore's Seiyu Retail Chain
In Singapore, it recently acquired the Seiyu Group's three department stores and has since renamed its stores to BHG Singapore from April 5, 2007. BHG opened its second outlet in Century Square after the previous tenant Metro moved out, although the outlet itself is smaller than the previous Metro as some spaces had been retaken by the management to facilitate more shops in the mall.
^Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan, Jean-Pascal Bassino, Sam Dzever The Economic Relations Between Asia and Europe 178063241X 2007 p.137 "Hualian is one of largest and also the oldest Chinese supermarket chains. Established in June 1998, this group was first listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2001. It has been selected as one of the ten most promising and reliable public .."