Utility Stores Corporation was established in 1973 by taking over 20 outlets of Staff Welfare Organization. Since then, this organization has emerged from various ups and downs and is the largest retail organization in the country. With the network from Sust to Gawadar, its reach has reasonably expanded to 6,000 stores. During this course of time, Utility Stores Corporation pioneered the standards of "Retail Chain Organization". It has delivered succesful subsidized packages, provided "Food Ration Packages" to the disaster hit areas and played an important role as a deterrent to hoarding, black marketing and profiteering.