UNIQLO USA announced it will continue its expansion in the U.S. by opening five new stores this spring/summer. These new stores will expand the brand's presence and mark UNIQLO's first entry into the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area.
The five new UNIQLO locations to open in spring/summer are:
- King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA
- Stamford Town Center in Stamford, CT
- Serramonte Center in Daly City, CA
- Sunvalley Shopping Center in Concord, CA
- Great Mall of the Bay Area in Milpitas, CA
"We are thrilled to announce our newest store openings and eager to bring the UNIQLO experience to even more communities throughout the United States," said Larry Meyer, CEO of UNIQLO U.S.A. and Fast Retailing Group Senior Vice President. "Our universal products, every day basics of exceptional value, world class customer service and modern, bright stores will create a brand new group of UNIQLO fans."
Currently there are 17 UNIQLO stores in the U.S.: 3 in New York City, 5 in New York State, 3 in New Jersey, 1 in Connecticut, and 5 in the San Francisco-Northern California area, as well as UNIQLO.com, which offers nationwide online shopping.
In the fall of 2014, UNIQLO plans to debut its innovative, high-quality clothing in new markets including downtown Philadelphia, Boston and Los Angeles-Southern California. Details about these new markets will be announced at a later date. To staff these new stores, UNIQLO plans to hire and train several hundred full-time and part-time employees at all levels.
In addition, UNIQLO announced it will close today the second floor of its 5th Avenue store in New York City for renovations and will reopen this section in March. Customers will be able to shop the other floors during construction.