H Mart is an American supermarket chain of Asian supermarkets operated by the Hanahreum Group, headquartered in Lyndhurst, Bergen County, New Jersey.
The chain has 97 stores throughout the United States, operated variously as H Mart, H Mart Northwest, and H Mart Colorado; two stores in the Pacific Northwest operate as G Mart. It also has stores in Canada and eight in the United Kingdom, including seven locations in Oseyo. H Mart is the largest U.S.-based grocery store chain that specializes in Asian-style products and caters to Asian-American shoppers.
The “H” in “H Mart” stands for Han Ah Reum, a Korean phrase meaning “one arm full of groceries”. This phrase translates more literally to “one arm,” “Han” meaning “one” in Korean, and “Ah Reum” being a transliteration of the English word “arm” in hangeul, the Korean writing system.
H Mart opened in 1982 with a store in Woodside, Queens. At the time, only about 1.5% of the American population was of Asian descent, according to the New York Times. The founder, a farmer’s son named Il Yeon Kwon left South Korea in the late 1970s and moved to New York, and he remains CEO of the family business.
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