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1994

  • First Big C Supercenter opened on Chaengwattana road in Bangkok. This store is our original hypermarket, following successful dual retail-property model and targeting mid- to low-income customer group.

1999

  • Formed a business alliance with Casino Group, a leading French retailer and one of the world's foremost food retailers, benefiting Big C from sharing of knowledge and expertise of Casino Group from multiple store formats and distribution channels in various countries.

2002

  • Founded Big C Foundation, aiming to provide educational opportunities to under privileged children. Since its inauguration Big C Foundation has contributed over 350 million Baht to support and promote youth education by constructing 44 school buildings for underprivileged schools across Thailand, granting over 42,000 scholarships to students nationwide and constructing youth development facilities such as libraries, basketball courts and community hospitals.

2011

  • Acquired Carrefour’s Thailand operations (43 stores) gaining access to Bangkok city center locations and many tourist destinations. The acquisition also enlarged Big C’s target customer profile to include mid- to high-income segment in selected stores.
  • Introduced two new large format stores: Big C Extra concept for ex-Carrefour premium stores targeting mid to high income customers; and Big C Jumbo targeting professional customers such as hotels, restaurants and caterers (HORECA), as well as large families.

2012

  • Entered into a strategic partnership with Bangchak Petroleum to set up Mini Big C proximity s tores in Bangchak service stations
  • Executed a successful private placement of 23.6 million shares and used proceeds to partially repay the debt we took to acquire Carrefour Thailand operations.

2013

  • Reached a respectable age of 20 years, exhibiting the resilience of our successful dual retail-property model as Big C has thrived through various ups and downs over the years.
  • As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations we launched a bottom-up Corporate Social Responsibility program that brings the local community to work with the store in the area to develop projects that best suit their interest.

2014

  • As a part of our complete supply chain overhaul, we opened two new distribution centers during the year, providing us more efficiency and capacity for expansion in future.
  • Accelerated our e-commerce business development by launching Cdiscount.co.th, pure e-commerce player, in partnership with Cdiscount International.

2015

  • Completed our major supply chain overhaul by opening new state-of-the-art Fresh Food distribution center in Ladkrabang.
  • Our omni-channel integration progressed further with joint promotion campaigns between our physical and online stores and opening more online order pick up points to our stores.
  • Launched various exciting partnership developments with Thailand Post and Happy Fresh.

2016

  • Berli Jucker Public Company Limited, one of Thailand's leading commercial conglomerates, acquired Casino Group’s stake in Big C Supercenter, and subsequently after completing tender offer, BJC shareholdings increased to 97.94% of Big C’s shares.
  • Continued ramping-up our expansion and store renovations during the year, and building up the pipeline for further expansion in 2017
  • Launched first Mini Big C franchise stores, and extended Mini Big C store network to Shell, Caltex, and Esso gasoline stations.
  • Rebranded Cdiscount.co.th into Cmart.co.th and completely revamped our Big C Shopping Online website.
  • Started implementing organizational changes to become the “Thai retailer who has customer in our heart”.

2017

  • Store expansion targets for 2017 further ramped-up from 2016 with a target to open 9 hypermarket, 2 Big C Market, and c.200 Mini Big C during the year.
  • In order to support ramped-up Mini Big C expansion, construction work of second Mini Big C distribution center started in May 2017.
  • Signed MOU with Thailand Post in order to explore joint activities in areas such as delivery of Online orders across borders, post office openings at Big C stores, opening automatic parcel lockers at Big C stores, and potential opening of Mini Big C stores at post offices.