Emart is a South Korean company operating supermarkets, hypermarkets, and discount stores. The company's operations are primarily focused on the South Korean market, but the company has also ventured into Vietnam and Mongolia. The company's main brands are Emart (discount store), SSG Food Market (high-end supermarket), Emart Mall (online mall), Electromart (electronics retail), and Boots as part of an agreement with the UK pharmacy chain.
Before being listed in 2012, Emart used to be a subsidiary of Shinsegae, a department store chain formerly part of the Samsung Group. Shinsegae's current and former CEOs, Lee Myung-hee and Chung Yong-jin (son of Lee Myung-hee), still retain more than 5% of Emart shares.
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