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Uniqlo to open its first highway store in India

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The Uniqlo store is at Dhillon Plaza in Zirakpur, Punjab and will open to public on 6 April

New Delhi: Uniqlo, a global Japanese retailer, announced the opening of its first highway store in India. The store will be located at Dhillon Plaza, Zirakpur, Punjab and the official launch date will be 6 April 2023. This will be a standalone store located alongside a highway.

This accelerates the company’s expansion in the country. The 10,965 sq. ft store will serve as a shopping destination for customers travelling on the route that connects Chandigarh to Delhi, and other regions of Punjab. This is the brand’s 10th brick-and-mortar store in India.

To celebrate the launch of the store, the brand will offer special offers at the store as well as its app.

“We are excited to launch our first highway store concept at Dhillon Plaza, Zirakpur, Punjab. We believe this roadside-type store, which is popular in Japan, will deliver greater convenience to our customers here in India,” said Tomohiko Sei, chief executive officer, Uniqlo India.

“The highway store format brings convenience to the community and serves as a perfect one-stop destination and is carefully designed to ensure enough space and accessibility for all,” added Sei.

Speaking about the store Karan Dhillon, principal of the Dhillon Group and owner/developer of the project which houses the store said, “It is a pleasure to have Uniqlo, the world’s leading retail brand setting up their first highway store in India at our development ‘Dhillon Plaza’ and offer to our customers a truly global retail experience. The brand has made a mark in the Indian retail landscape in the last few years of its launch and we are confident that the response at Dhillon Plaza Zirakpur will be positive, where customers find value for money.”

The highway format has played a crucial role in the brand’s growth in Japan as well as other places like Taiwan, Korea and Southeast Asia.

 

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