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Benri

Benri was a Slovakian-American international store, vending machines and fuel station chain. Their slogan is "Retail anywhere".

2017-2019

In March 2017, John River Group acquired Global Blue's main IT hub in Bratislava, Slovakia to be turned into Benri's headquarters, with Global Blue's offices in Morocco, Turkey and United Arab Emirates turned into Benri's head offices in respective countries.

In April 2017, they acquired:

  • Tesco Malaysia, South Korea, Turkey, France and Slovakia with Tesco Homeplus & Dobbies Garden Centres
  • Statoil Fuel & Retail's fuel stations in Scandinavia and Baltic countries
  • Circle K's retail stores in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guam and Lithuania
  • Primark's stores in Portugal, Austria, Belgium and Italy
  • Selecta Group's vending machines and offices in Austria, Belgium, Spain, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Estonia and Switzerland
  • Supernetto, Säästumarket and Mini-Rimi supermarkets
  • ICA Naer (Norway), ICA Maxi (Norway), Matkroken (Norway), ICA To Go and ICA Nära
  • Tesco Metro, One Stop and Tesco Extra stores with 70 Tesco Express/Esso stores
  • Most of the fuel stations, print outlets and stores formerly under Reitan Eiendom, R Kiosk (Baltic states), Lietvuos Spauda, Uno-X, Rema Bensin and XY Energi.
  • Intersport's locations in Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, Lichenstein, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Czech Republic.
  • Sogo department stores in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.
  • Robinson Department Stores in Japan
  • Loft franchise stores in Thailand
  • Seibu department stores in Indonesia and Hong Kong
  • Ito-Yokado stores in China
  • ABC Group's Bab Idriss, Tripoli, Amman, and Dbayeh branches in Lebanon and Jordan (Middle East)

In July 2018, Benri acquired Toys R' Us international stores in Africa and Asia (excluding Japan, South Korea, South Africa and Mainland China).

On January 30, 2019, Benri's US operations were merged into May Superstores, while Salvonic Lifestyle Group's stores were branded as Benri, unifying tons of stores. Stores in Chile & Mexico, with MalaWorks Hypermarkets, were sold off to Walmart, while stores in Latvia & Lithuania were sold to Rimi Baltic, and stores in Philippines were sold off to FamilyMart. In July 2019, due to restructuring, Benri became the international division of Caldor.

Caldor

2019-present

VTE Qualis Holdings
Qualis 2019

Qualis Holdings Inc.


Other assets:
Salovaara & Kukkonen Group | Qualis Radio (New York/Chicago) | Qualis Entertainment | Qualis Music Group (List of labels)

Acquisitions pending:
Viva, Inc | Williams Grand Prix Engineering | Bonduego Films


Former assets:
Qualis Family Entertainment, Old Dominion Interactive Media Group, Oak Acres Entertainment, Octagon Cable Entertainment and Dreamcatcher Entertainment | Luckykids Middle East | Ultra Productions | Ultra Kids U! | Q2 Entertainment | BadHat Games

Past consoles and computers:
Nitrome Pong Console | Nitrome II | Nitrome Text to Speech TV Fun | Nitrome Enjoyment System | Nitrome 32 (Nitrome 32 CD | Nitrome 64-i) | Nitrome Unity | Nitrome Unity 128 | Nitrome Unity 256 | Nitrome Unity 512 | Nitrome Unity 1024 | New Playing Engine | CCG Engine 2 | CCG Engine 3 | CCG Engine 4 | CDX | CCG Core | CCG PC One | Eagle Hybird Entertainment System | Eagle Visual Computer | Eagle PCDVD | Z2000 | DBC 3D World | DBC Adventure | DBC Super | DBC TeleGame | DBC Toy TV | DBC Vision | Nitrome Handtrome | Nitrome 32 Portible | Nitrome Handtrome Unity | Nitrome Handtrome Unity 2 | Nitrome Handtrome Unity 3 | CCG Nano | CCG Nano Colors | Stereo Pocket | CCG Alpha | CCG Spire | Nitrome Handtrome Unity 4 | Nitrome Unity 2048 | Laserium Durango | CCG Nano Silm | Ben's Period (brand and group of consoles) | Eagle 4 | Mars


Affiliated companies:
Legacy Pictures | Ultra Limited | Quest. | Nimbus Electronics

Shareholders and controllers: Ootwar
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