UNIQLO to open at Centre Eaton de Montréal in late 2020
UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, today announces plans to launch in Montreal with the opening of a first store in Centre Eaton de Montréal during late 2020, marking the brand's entry into Québec. The announcement also paves the way for the beginning of recruitment at all levels for the company’s expanding Canadian operations.
"Since our first store opening in Canada in fall 2016, we have had our eyes set on Montréal and we are pleased and excited to answer our customers’ many demands for a store in la belle province,” said Yuichiro Kaneko, CEO of UNIQLO Canada. "We look forward to introducing UNIQLO and our high quality, affordable and thoughtfully created LifeWear apparel to Montrealers and Quebecers alike and welcoming them to our new store, a testimony to dynamic redevelopment of Montreal’s downtown core with the opening of the store at Centre Eaton de Montréal, in late 2020."
The plans for Montréal follow the recent opening of the first UNIQLO in Edmonton, taking the brand truly nationwide with a total of 14 stores across the country. “Canada is an important market with discerning shoppers able to judge true value. Our success here is an important part of the brand’s global outreach,” Kaneko said.
LifeWear is the UNIQLO commitment to creating perfect clothing that meets the needs of everyone's daily lifestyles. High quality, functional, affordable and constantly evolving, LifeWear is available in a variety of colours and styles for people of all ages.
The first UNIQLO store in Québec will be located in Centre Eaton deMontréal. More details regarding the new store in Montréal will be announced at a later date.
Candidates interested in positions are encouraged to apply through http://jobs.jobvite.com/uniqloca/jobs.
There are currently 13 stores in Canada; eight in the greater Toronto area at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Vaughan Mills, Square One, CF Markville, Oshawa Centre, Upper Canada and First Canadian Place with an additional four in the Greater Vancouver Area at Metropolis at Metrotown, Guildford Town Centre, CF Richmond Centre and Coquitlam Centre and one in Edmonton at West Edmonton Mall. Customers can also shop online at UNIQLO.CA and through our mobile APP available for download on the App Store or on the Google Play Store.
About UNIQLO LifeWear
Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, Helmut Lang, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam and J Brand. With global sales of approximately 2.13 trillion yen for the 2018 fiscal year ending August 31, 2018 (US $19.17 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2018 rate of $1 = 111.1 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.
UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a global brand. Today the company has more than 2,000 stores in 22 markets including Japan. In alphabetical order, the other markets are Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition, UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank in 2010, and today there are several Grameen-UNIQLO stores in Dhaka.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.
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