After quenching the thirst of fashion lovers in and around Jakarta, Japan giant retail Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., the owner of international fashion brand Uniqlo, is reaching out to new markets by opening two stores in Surabaya, East Java.
The company’s expansion to the East Java provincial capital increases the number of Uniqlo stores in the country. Uniqlo already operates 11 stores, spread around several regions consisting of Jakarta, Tangerang in Banten, Bekasi and Bandung in West Java.
PT Fast Retailing Indonesia president director Michiaki Tanaka said in a statement that the new stores in Surabaya were part of his company’s plan to reach all customers across the country. “The new stores are also part of our way to understand the culture and local wisdom of Indonesia, especially in Surabaya,” he said.
The two upcoming stores, which will be launched in September this year, are being built in Surabaya’s biggest malls, Tunjungan Plaza and Pakuwon Mall.
Uniqlo currently has 1,800 stores in 18 countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, Belgium, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. (rdi/ags)