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JONETZ by Don Don Donki to open 11 stores by June 2024

PETALING JAYA (Dec 10): JONETZ by Don Don Donki aims to open 11 Don Don Donki stores by June 2024 as revealed by Satoshi Machida, the president of Pan Pacific Retail Management (PPRM) Malaysia, the company operating the outlets, at a media event on Thursday (Dec 9) during the opening of the country's second and largest Don Don Donki store in Tropicana Gardens Mall here.

“Spanning 42,243 sq ft across two levels, this unique store offers a wide variety of quality Japanese products, yatai Japanese street food stalls, the CosmeDONKI cosmetic corner and a halal section,” said Tropicana Corp Bhd group managing director Dion Tan. 

PPRM is a global Japanese discount retail chain with more than 680 stores around the world. The majority of 580 stores are in Japan, while the remaining 90 are located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Hawaii, Bangkok, Taiwan and Malaysia. Products available include snacks, food (cold and hot), groceries, cosmetics and household items. There are also halal-certified products. 

“This is our second store in Malaysia and the largest Don Don Donki store in the Asia-Pacific region. We hope our customers enjoy our Japanese speciality — from snacks and groceries, a variety of halal-certified Wagyu beef platters to ready-to-eat meals, traditional sweets and more,” said Satoshi. 

Meanwhile, Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) has also opened its 12-screen cinema at the mall. There are 1,717 seats with six special halls. One of the halls is specifically designed for families with children as in the cinema is a small playground for children. For more exclusive viewing is the Premiere Hall which can be booked for private events with a bar and seats are able to recline at the press of a button. 

Also open is the largest Sports Direct outlet with 28,000 sq ft of space that includes a new USC lifestyle facia, marking the 33rd store in Malaysia. There will also be a golf outlet — MST Golf X — targeting to open in June next year.

Tan said that the mall opened during the early stages of the pandemic in March 2020. Tenancy stood at 56% as of November 2021, and the mall hopes to achieve 67% occupancy by year end.

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