Sheng Siong was founded by Lim Hock Chee, now its Managing Director. After winding up his stall selling pork in 1985, Lim founded Sheng Siong's foremost operation in a single shophouse unit. Sheng Siong has evolved into a chain of 23 supermarkets and hypermarkets, and five food courts in Singapore. Sheng Siong has been awarded top 500 retail enterprises.
The supermarket chain has also launched a variety programme on Channel 8.