Japanese fashion brand UNIQLO is withdrawing an additional 10 stores in Korea this month.
According to the Uniqlo homepage on the 12th, on the 18th, 8 stores including Homeplus Banghak, Mokdong, Gangseo, Seongseo, Asiad, Chilgok, Haeundae, and Donggwangju will be closed. The Lotte Department Store Merchant and Lotte Department Store Gwangju will be closed on the 19th and 25th, respectively.
With this, UNIQLO will withdraw from all Homeplus stores nationwide, and the number of offline stores will decrease to 143.
UNIQLO said, “It is part of a business strategy to operate stores more efficiently, taking into account complex factors such as changes in consumption trends along with the influence of external factors such as prolonged novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).” Revealed.
In addition, he added that it plans to strengthen the Uniqlo online store in view of the recent consumption trend shifting to online.
As of the end of 2019, the number of Uniqlo stores reached 187, but began to decline as the economic recession caused by Corona 19 overlapped with the boycott of Japanese products triggered by Japanese export restrictions to Korea. At the end of January, the Myeongdong Store, which attracted attention as the world’s second largest Uniqlo flagship store when it opened in 2011, was closed.
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