Aeon Co. Ltd. is the largest retailer network in Asia, consisting of over 300 companies. The company was established in its original form in 1926, and adopted the name Aeon in 2001. Aeon provides a wide range of retail services to its customers, plus some financial services such as loans and insurance. Aeon owns 618 stores and 207 shopping centers in Japan and overseas. The company currently employs 440,000 staff, and is headquartered in Chiba, Japan.