Uniqlo to open online store in Philippines


Posted at Jun 02 2020 06:30 PM | Updated as of Jun 02 2020 06:42 PM

MANILA - Japanese apparel brand Uniqlo said Tuesday it would soon launch its online store in the Philippines, as more shoppers shift online to ride out the coronavirus pandemic.

Launching in the second half, Uniqlo said it was banking on Filipinos' status as one of the world's top mobile internet and social media users.

“An online store will provide local UNIQLO customers a faster and easier way of purchasing their favorite LifeWear items,” said Masayoshi Nakamura, COO, UNIQLO Philippines.

The Philippines on Monday eased an 11-week lockdown in Metro Manila and urban areas, allowing retail and public transport to reopen at limited capacity.

Uniqlo has 2,200 stores in 24 markets including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and US, it said.