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    • 2000JanuaryLaunched Marui store website

    • FebruaryOpened Marui Family Shiki
      Established sales companies Fashion Freak Co., Ltd. and Access Co., Ltd.

    • AprilOpened specialty store on 4th floor of LaLaport TOKYO-BAY

    • AugustBegan offering special benefit services for people having weddings

    • 2000
      New Akai Card

      OctoberBegan issuing new Akai Cards and introduced new revolving payment system for cash advances

    • 2001JanuaryBegan issuing GALA@DEBUT Cards featuring special benefits for job seekers

    • FebruaryEstablished Marui be Machida (currently Machida Modi) Established sales company M's Mode Co., Ltd.

  • 2002AprilOpened Marui Family Ebina

    • 2003FebruaryEstablished Marui Smart Support Co., Ltd. to provide office function outsourcing services

    • AprilChanged fiscal year from February 1–January 31 to April 1–March 31

    • MayEstablished food product procurement and sales company Marui Seasoning Co., Ltd.

    • OctoberSwitched Group to an integrated management system
      Opened Kobe Marui, the first Marui store in the Kansai region

    • 2004FebruaryOpened Kitasenju Marui, the largest Marui store to date

    • MarchEstablished women's accessory procurement and sales company Marui Palette Co., Ltd. and women's clothing procurement and sales company Marui Fashion Navi Co., Ltd.

    • OctoberEstablished credit card company Marui Card Co., Ltd.
      Began introducing new IT systems for sales

    • NovemberEstablished collection and management of receivables business subsidiary MRI Co., Ltd.

    • 2005FebruaryEstablished PM Business Division in AIM CREATE CO., LTD. and Staff Dispatch & Education Division in Marui Smart Support Co., Ltd.

    • MarchObtained special license from Visa International for MARUI Card that included direct issuance rights

    • AprilTadao Aoi became Chairman; Hiroshi Aoi became President

    • MayAnnounced MARUI GROUP's medium-term management plan

New Akai Card
    • 2006
      EPOS card

      2006MarchBegan issuing EPOS cards

    • AprilEstablished e-commerce and mail-order sales company Marui Voi, Co., Ltd.

    • AugustEstablished interior product procurement and sales company in The Room Co., Ltd.

    • 2006
      Namba Marui, the first Marui store in Osaka

      SeptemberOpened Namba Marui, the first Marui store in OsakaAIM CREATE CO., LTD. established Machida Modi on the site of former Marui be Machida, representing a shift to a new business

    • 2007FebruaryOpened Marui City Shinjuku-1 (currently Shinjuku Marui Annex)

    • MarchEstablished Totsuka Modi
      Established Kawagoe ModiEstablished Procent Inc. as a joint venture with OMC Card, Inc.

    • MayEstablished sporting goods procurement and sales company Marui Field Co., Ltd.

    • SeptemberIntegrated Moving's home delivery business into Yamato's Home Convenience service
      Established Tachikawa Modi

    • 2007
      Yurakucho Marui

      OctoberSwitched to holding company system; Changed name to MARUI GROUP CO., LTDEstablished watch procurement and sales company MARUI 4 DOT WATCH CO., LTD.Established Marui Home Service Co., Ltd. which commenced operations after spinoff in January 2008, to expand the home service operations of CSC Service Co., Ltd.Opened Yurakucho Marui

EPOS card
Namba Marui, Second Marui store in Kansai region
Yurakucho Marui
    • 2008MarchOpened ru JEANS Tokyo Marui in Jiuguang Department Store in Shanghai, China

    • 2008
      EPOS Gold cards

      AprilStarted the MARUI GROUP's "The Power of Fashion to you." campaignBegan issuing EPOS Gold cards

    • JuneTadao Aoi became Honorary Chairman

    • AugustEstablished Marui (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. as retailing business base in China

    • SeptemberBegan issuing EPOS Hundred Design Cards

    • OctoberIntegrated all procurement and sales companies into MARUI CO., LTD.

EPOS Gold cards
    • 2009FebruaryReorganized six stores in Shinjuku
      Opened Shinjuku Marui One and Shinjuku Marui Karen

    • 2009
      Shinjuku Marui Main Building

      AprilOpened Shinjuku Marui Main Building

    • SeptemberOpened Shinjuku Marui Annex

    • 2010FebruaryLaunched Rakuchin private brand series

    • AprilChanged name of CSC Service Co., Ltd. to MARUI FACILITIES Co., Ltd.

    • NovemberCommenced business alliance with Rakuten, Inc.

    • DecemberMARUI KIT CENTER CO., LTD. visited by Emperor and Empress of Japan

Shinjuku Marui Main Building
    • 2011JanuaryReopened Nakano Marui

    • 2011
      Kyoto Marui

      AprilOpened Kyoto Marui
      Began issuing EPOS Platinum Cards

    • OctoberTransferred Group company head office to the top floor of Nakano Marui

  • 2012NovemberBegan issuing EPOS Virtual Cards, credit numbers exclusively for online shopping use

    • 2013FebruaryEstablished Epos Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Co., Ltd.

    • SeptemberBegan issuing credit cards using tablets at all stores

    • OctoberReorganized operations in Shinjuku to create three-building system
      Renovated Shinjuku Marui Main Building, Shinjuku Marui Men, and Shinjuku Marui Annex

    • NovemberBegan selling small-amount short-term insurance policies

Kyoto Marui
    • 2014
      Newly renovated Machida Marui

      2014MayEstablished Hakata Store Development Office
      First store with tenants on fixed-term rental contractsRenovated Machida Marui

    • JuneAnnounced MARUI GROUP's new medium-term management plan

    • JulyAnnounced HUIS TEN BOSCH Collaboration EPOS CARD, the first collaboration card with a partner in Kyushu
      Began issuing Otomate EPOS CARD

    • AugustBegan issuing MONA EPOS CARD

    • SeptemberReleased official EPOS card app

    • NovemberBegan issuing Sasebo 5bangai EPOS CARD

Newly renovated Machida Marui
    • 2015FebruaryEPOS card transactions exceeded ¥1 trillion
      Began issuing Club Hawks EPOS CARDMARUI GROUP's stock price increased for first time in seven years and four months, posting top rate of growth among companies on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

    • MarchBegan issuing JQ CARD EPOS CARD

    • AprilReopened Shibuya Marui (previously Marui Jam Shibuya)

    • JuneBegan issuing EPOS pre-paid Visa cards

    • JulyBegan issuing MALera GIFU EPOS CARD

    • AugustGentosha published Keiki wo Shikaketa Otoko, a novel about MARUI founder Chuji Aoi

    • SeptemberPublished Co-Creation Management Report 2015, the Company's integrated report
      Began issuing unimo Chiharadai EPOS CARDBegan issuing Capcom EPOS CARD

    • 2015
      Shibuya Modi (previously Marui City Shibuya)

      NovemberOpened Shibuya Modi (previously Marui City Shibuya)

    • DecemberRecommenced openings of specialty stores with opening of Marui Shoes LaLaPort Tachikawa Tachihi Store

Shibuya Modi
    • 2016FebruaryBegan issuing Tachibana EPOS CARD

    • MarchBegan issuing KOEI TECMO GAMES EPOS CARD

    • 2016
      Hakata Marui

      AprilBegan issuing Rera EPOS CARD
      Opened Hakata Marui, the first Marui store in Kyushu

    • MayRenovated Kashiwa Marui (previously Kashiwa VAT)
      Announced MARUI GROUP's new medium-term management plan (five-year plan)Established the Nominating and Compensation CommitteeParticipated in TOKYO RAINBOW PRIDE for the first time

    • Kashiwa Modi

      OctoberOpened Kashiwa Modi (previously Kashiwa Marui)
      Began issuing ASPIA AKASHI EPOS CARD

    • Shizuoka Modi

      NovemberOpened Shizuoka Modi
      Began issuing IDC OTSUKA EPOS CARD

Hakata Marui
Kashiwa Modi
Shizuoka Modi
    • 2017JanuaryBegan issuing MALLAGE KASHIWA EPOS CARD

    • FebruaryOpened store operated by MARUI GROUP on KDDI CORPORATION's Wowma! Internet sales site
      Began issuing Feeeal EPOS CARD

    • MarchBegan issuing Hoshigaoka CARD EPOS
      Made EPOS cards compatible with Apple Pay

    • AprilBegan issuing ELM EPOS CARD

    • Neko ga Kureta Ma-rui Shiawase (Simply Joys Taught to Me by a Cat) series of original anime commercials

      JuneLaunched Neko ga Kureta Ma-rui Shiawase (Simply Joys Taught to Me by a Cat) series of original anime commercials
      Began issuing Gintama EPOS CARD

    • AugustIntroduced service enabling payments using bitcoin virtual currency on a trial basis

      TM&©TOHO CO., LTD.

      SeptemberBegan issuing GODZILLA EPOS CARD

    • OctoberBegan issuing GTN EPOS CARD
      Began issuing HMV&BOOKS EPOS CARD

    • DecemberBegan issuing Kishiwada CanCan EPOS CARD

Neko ga Kureta Ma-rui Shiawase (Simply Joys Taught to Me by a Cat) series of original anime commercials