Our story began with a dream that Takuya Okada, our founder, had while travelling to the United States. Seeking inspiration for his mid-sized retail business in Japan, he was amazed by the large-scale retail chains dominating the USA.
He returned home with newfound enthusiasm and shared his dream with Kazuchi Futagi and Jiro Inoue, owners of their own mid-sized retail business.
Together, they formed the Japan United Stores Company (JUSCO) in 1969, with a mission to provide Japanese customers with the best value, products, and services.
Their manifesto included a philosophy that read, “From this day forward, all members who join us will be welcomed equally.” With this clear mission from the heart, success came quickly, and JUSCO grew into a nationwide chain by partnering with businesses all over Japan.
It expanded to real estate development, services, and financial industries, and in 1989, the company was renamed AEON Co., Ltd.
In 1984, AEON set its sights on Malaysia and accepted the government’s invitation to help modernise the country’s retail industry. JAYA JUSCO STORES SDN. BHD was established, and after years of becoming one with the Malaysian population’s shopping experience, the company officially changed its name to AEON CO. (M) BHD. in September 2004.
The name “AEON” comes from a Latin word that translates to eternity, which reflects our goal of striving to live our philosophy where the customers always come first.
As we continuously adapt and evolve to provide for the needs and desires of our customers, our goal has remained unwavering – customer first. Today, AEON Malaysia is a prominent retailer with a wide range of offerings, including groceries, clothing, household items, electronics, and so much more. We remain committed to providing the best value, products, and service to our customers while making a positive impact on our community.
At AEON, we believe in going beyond just running a successful business. We are committed to making a difference in our community and using strength to help others.
To achieve this goal, we established the Malaysian AEON Foundation in 2004, becoming the first retailer in Malaysia to create a charitable foundation. Through the foundation, we support various causes and initiatives that benefit the community and make a positive impact on people’s lives.