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Uniqlo to open first roadside 'megastore' in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 10): Uniqlo is set to open its first roadside “megastore” in the country. This means that the store “will not be in a mall”.

It will “be a roadside, community-based store”, “surrounded by residential townships, schools and office buildings”, Uniqlo Malaysia said in a statement on its Facebook page.

To be located DA Square @ Damansara Avenue, the store “has been carefully designed to ensure enough space and accessibility for all, including families with children, elderly people and people with disability, and will feature its own car park for our customers”.

Uniqlo Malaysia and Singapore CEO Yuki Yamada explained in a statement that the announcement of the new roadside store “coincides” with their 10th anniversary in Malaysia this month.

“Over the years, we have developed a strong presence here with an online store and 51 physical stores in shopping malls located in major cities and towns across 12 states,” he said.

Yamada said the roadside store marks Uniqlo’s “continuous expansion in this market and hoped it would complement their existing network of mall-based outlets”.

“Essentially, the new Uniqlo roadside store will serve as a close-to-home store for customers in Bandar Sri Damansara and surrounding townships, giving locals the chance to enjoy a quick and convenient trip to the store,” added Yamada.

The roadside megastore is scheduled to open in December.

Malaysia will be the fifth country outside Japan and the third in Southeast Asia to have such a roadside store.

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