Monday, September 30, 2013
First Uniqlo Shop To Open In Australia
TOKYO (NQN)--Fast Retailing Co. (9983) said Monday that it will open its first flagship Uniqlo clothing shop in Australia next spring.
The company will set up the shop in the Emporium Melbourne shopping mall, located in the heart of Melbourne. The shop will have two basement levels and two floors above ground, with a total floor area of about 2,178 sq. meters. Hundreds of new employees will be hired to staff the new shop.
Fast Retailing is focusing on opening new Uniqlo shops in Asian countries and regions, including Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The company is aiming to establish its brand in Asia and Oceania, creating a foothold to roll out its business in other regions in the southern hemisphere.
(Nikkei Quick News, Sept. 30)