UNIQLO to Open Ten New Stores in the U.S. This Fall

Jul 11, 2013, 05:00 ET from UNIQLO

NEW YORK, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIQLO, the global clothing retailer, will open 10 more U.S. stores in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and California this fall. The new stores will expand the brand's U.S. presence to a total of 17 stores, in addition to the Uniqlo.com online shopping platform which opened in October of 2012.

To staff the new stores, UNIQLO will take on the ambitious plan to hire and train several hundred full-time and part-time employees at all levels.

The new UNIQLO stores represent the company's goal for a continued expansion within the important U.S. market. The new stores will be in shopping centers and retail mall spaces and will all carry the innovative casual clothing UNIQLO provides for Men, Women, and Kids. The 10 new UNIQLO locations are:

Two stores in New Jersey

  • Bridgewater Commons Mall in Bridgewater, NJ
  • Menlo Park Mall in Edison, NJ

Three stores in New York

  • Atlantic Terminal Mall in Brooklyn, NY
  • Staten Island Mall in Staten Island, NY
  • Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, NY

One store in Connecticut

  • Westfield Trumbull Shopping Center in Trumbull, CT

Four stores in California

  • Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, CA
  • Westfield Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, CA
  • Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco, CA
  • Bay Street in Emeryville, CA

"UNIQLO is ready to take our next step in our U.S. expansion by opening more smaller format and mall stores in the regions surrounding our current flagships stores in the Tri-State and Northern California regions," said Larry Meyer, COO of UNIQLO's USA business and Fast Retailing Group Senior Vice President. "Our goal is to continue to build brand awareness for new potential customers, and greater loyalty from our fans, with more convenient access to our high quality clothing and exceptional customer service."

There are currently seven open U.S. stores, including three in New York City (5th Ave., 34th St., SoHo New York), two in New York State (Westchester's Ridge Hill, Palisades Center), one in Paramus, NJ (Westfield Garden State Plaza), and one in San Francisco, CA (Union Square).

For more information on open positions, you can visit www.uniqlo.com.

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing

UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co. (FR), a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under six main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of 928 billion yen for the 2012 fiscal year ending August 31, 2012, FR is the world's fourth largest apparel retail company and UNIQLO is Japan's leading specialty retailer. Today UNIQLO has more than 1,100 stores in 14 markets, namely in Japan, China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. 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 truly global brand. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel in line with its 'Made for All' philosophy. With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, FR is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and other FR brands, please visit www.uniqlo.com or www.fastretailing.com