1. The first SM Supermall is the country’s largest mall

SM Supermalls began as Shoemart, a small shoe store in Carriedo in 1958, which later became SM Department Store with a string of shops strategically located across Metro Manila through the ‘60s and ‘70s. They also ventured into the supermarket and home appliance businesses, but it wasn’t until 1985 when they fully embraced the status of a shopping mall chain with the opening of their first supermall, SM City North EDSA.

 

Sitting in the heart of Quezon City, SM City North EDSA started with a gross floor area of 125,000 square meters and grew in size to over 676,000 square meters to date. Home to over a thousand retail and food business tenants, the flagship supermall is the largest mall in the country.