What does the "H Mart" stand for in the Korean supermarket chain's name?


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The "H" in H Mart comes from the Korean phrase "Han Ah Reum." This translates to "One arm full of groceries," according to H Mart.

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H Mart is an international chain of grocery stores known for its focus on Korean groceries. Their stated mission is to provide the freshest products for their customers. In addition to groceries typically found in the United States, H Mart stocks authentic Korean items, and sells produce that is ideal for Korean cuisine.

H Mart was founded in 1982 in Queens, New York as a small, local grocery store. They now have over 40 locations in the United States. H Mart opened their first store in Canada in December 2003. As of 2015, H Mart has one European location in New Malden, United Kingdom.

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