Chain's Growth Reflects Rise in Ethnic Population

H Mart, a chain of supermarkets catering to Asian consumers and consumers who like Asian foods will make a major statement this year when it opens eight more locations. The chain, based here, which already operates 24 units all over the U.S., is part of a growing wave of stores catering to a growing Asian population. Asians are popping up all over Laotians in St. Paul, Cambodians in

LYNDHURST, N.J. — H Mart, a chain of supermarkets catering to Asian consumers — and consumers who like Asian foods — will make a major statement this year when it opens eight more locations.

The chain, based here, which already operates 24 units all over the U.S., is part of a growing wave of stores catering to a growing Asian population.

“Asians are popping up all over — Laotians in St. Paul, Cambodians in Boston — and supermarkets often must learn through ‘immersion b

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