History of Daimaru
|1717||・Shimomura Hikoemon Shokei opened a kimono fabric store “Daimonjiya” in Fushimi, Kyoto. (Foundation of Daimaru)|
|1726||・Osaka store “Matsuya” opened in Shinsaibashisuji, Osaka and began cash sales at fixed prices (present location of Shinsaibashi store).|
|1728||・Nagoya store opened at Honmachi 4-chome, Nagoya and used the name “Daimaruya” for the first time.|
|1737||・Distributed to all stores the hanging scrolls with the store creed of “Service before Profit” on it.
・Completed the construction of the new Kyoto flagship store in Funaya-cho, Higashinotoin, Kyoto.
|1743||・Edo (Tokyo) store opened at Odenma-cho 3-chome, Nihonbashi, Edo.|
|1837||・The Oshio Rebellion broke out. Daimaru escaped burning at the hands of mobs due to its reputation as a philanthropic merchant.|
|1907||・Established “Kabushiki Goshi Kaisha (joint-stock limited partnership) Daimaru Gofukuten (kimono fabric store)” with a capital of ¥500,000.|
|1910||・Closed Edo and Nagoya stores.|
|1912||・Kyoto store opened at the present location.|
|1913||・Kobe branch opened in Motomachi, Kobe.|
|1920||・Established “Kabushiki Kaisha (stock company) Daimaru Gofukuten” with a capital of ¥12 million.|
|1922||・Established the first weekly holiday (Monday) system in the department store industry.|
|1927||・Kobe store moved to the present location.
・Established the first “Dyeing Laboratory & Hygienic Laboratory” (present Consumer End-Use Research Institute) in the department store industry in Osaka store (present Shinsaibashi store).
|1928||・Changed the company name to “Kabushiki Kaisha Daimaru.”|
|1947||・Kochi Daimaru opened.|
|1948||・Established Daimaru Kogyo, Ltd.|
|1949||・Tottori Daimaru became affiliated with The Daimaru, Inc.|
|1950||・Shimonoseki Daimaru opened.|
|1953||・Hakata Daimaru opened.|
|1954||・Tokyo store opened at the Yaesu exit of Tokyo station.|
|1959||・Launched the original men’s brand “Trojan.”|
|1960||・Established Peacock Industries Co., Ltd. (present Peacock Stores).|
|1971||・Established Daimaru Lease & Service Co., Ltd.
・Established Restaurant Peacock Co., Ltd.
|1983||・Adopted a corporate identity system (CIS) and created a new logo.
・Umeda store opened in Osaka Terminal Building “Acty Osaka.”
|1987||・Kobe store opened its first nearby directly-operated store (present Former Foreign Settlement Bldg. 38).|
|1991||・Established Dimples’ Co., Ltd.|
|1995||・Kobe store was hit by the Great Hanshin Earthquake.|
|1997||・Kobe store was restored and grand opened.
・The annex to Fukuoka Tenjin store of Hakata Daimaru grand opened with increased floor space.
|1999||・Out-of-store sales reform started.
・Store-based sales reform started.
・The “Customer’s View” project started.
|2000||・Personnel system reform started.
・Back-office functions reform started.
|2002||・Established Daimaru’s environmental philosophy.
・Introduced a new merchandise information system.
|2003||・Hakata Daimaru and Nagasaki Daimaru merged.
・Sapporo store opened.
・Launched a new customer information system.
|2005||・The 2nd store-based sales reform started.
・Established Daimaru Sales Associates Co., Ltd.
|2006||・New personnel system reform started.
・Newly formed Planning Office for New Umeda Store.
|2007||・LaLaport Yokohama store opened.|
September 3, 2007 The Daimaru, Inc. and Matsuzakaya Holdings Co., Ltd. Established a joint holding company J. Front Retailing Co., Ltd. and integrated management.