ABC-MART started out kokusai Boeki Shoji inc., a trading company specializing in the import and sale of shoes and other apparel. Guided by a business strategy of anticipating the needs of each generation, covering everything from product development to store expansion and reorganization, ABC-MART is an enterprise expanding into every part of Japan and growing in scale overseas. This continuing robust expansion testifies to the power of our enterprise vision.
・Kokusai Boeki Shoji inc. is established in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo.
・Concluded an agency contract with G.T. Hawkins Limited
for exclusive sales rights in japan.
・Moved to Arakawa-ku,Tokyo.Company name changed to
International Trading Corporation (ITC).
・ABC-MART,Ltd.is established (reorganized as a joint stock company in 1997).
・Four stores opened in Tokyo, including the 3 ABC-MART stores in the Ameyoko area of Ueno, Tokyo.
(ABC-MART ichigo-ten, ABC-MART Ueno, and ABC-MART Honten) and the Gallop store in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
・ITC concluded an agency contract with Vans, Inc. for exclusive sales rights of Vans brand products in
・ITC acquired the rights to use the VANS trademark in Japan to develop trademarkd products.
・ITC acquired the Hawkins trademark.
・Celebrities Takuya Kimura and Nene Otsuka chosen to advertise Hawkins Air Cushion shoes.
・Moved to Jinnan,Shibuya-ku,Tokyo.
・Hawkins Air Light and Hawkins Traveller developed, opening new markets for business-use shoes and
・Hawkins Sport leather sneaker developed.
・Initial public offering on JASDAQ.
・SG shoes Co., LTD. (a franchisee of ABC-Mart in western Japan) is reorganized as a wholly owned
subsidiary of ABC-MART.
・ITC absorbed ABC-MART,Co., Ltd. and changed its name to ABC-MART,INC.
・ABC-MART,INC. was listed on first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
・Subsidiary company ABC-MART KOREA,INC. was established in South Korea.
・ABC-MART opened in South Korea.
・ABC-MART,INC. absorbed two of the subsidiary companies.
・ABC-MART,INC. inherited business of World Sports Plaza.
・Ladies brand NUOVO collection developed.
・First ladies shop NUOVO opened in Shibuya.
・Mega Stage, the Company’s first large size general shop handling apparel and other goods as a tenant
store, is opened.
・The Company opened a store specializing in Nike products in Grandberry Mall in Machida-Shi, Tokyo.
・First ABC-MART store opened in Taiwan.
・ABC-MART,INC. finances UNITED ARROWS LTD.
・ABC-MART GrandStage SENDAI opened in Sendai.
・ABC-MART,INC. subscribes for the take-over bid of the company’s own stock which
UNITED ARROWS LTD. carries out, and sold off stocks
・ABC-MART,INC. raised the interest of the stocks of ABC-MART KOREA,INC. and ABC-MART TAIWAN,INC.
・ABC-MART KOREA,INC. is reorganized as a wholly owned subsidiary of ABC-Mart.
・ABC-MART GrandStage IKEBUKURO and ABC-MART GrandStage DiverCity TOKYO Plaza opened.
・ABC-MART,INC. acquired through a cash tender offer by, and subsequent short-form merger of, a wholly owned subsidiary of ABC-MART with and into LaCrosse
・First Danner outlet stores are opened
・First domestic "ABC SHOE FACTORY" was established
・First Danner stores opened in the U.S.A.
・Ladies new concept shop "Charlotte" opened in Shinjuku.
・LaCrosse Footwear,Inc. purchased White's Boots,Inc.
・Boots sale and repair shop "STUMP TOWN" opened in Shibuya.
・Select shoes shop "ACE SHOES" opened.
・1,000 stores opend a store in inside and outside the country.
・200 Stores opened a store in South Korea.
・New "ABC-MART SPORTS"casual sports fashion format opened.
・Renewal of GRAND STAGE.
・Milestone of 1,000 stores in Japan.