Japanese clothing retailer, UNIQLO is set to launch its first store in India at New Delhi, that will mark its international debut into the South Asia Region. Following the establishment of its Indian subsidiary Uniqlo India Pvt Ltd., the company will soon begin recruiting local talents informed as told by firm’s spokesperson in a press statement.
Uniqlo is a popular Japanese brand known for everyday items such as T-shirts, socks and Jeans and is owned by Tokyo based Fast Retailing Co. The parent company had filed for a licensed brand of UNIQLO with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion last year.
The company is looking forward to introducing UNIQLO brand that will offer high quality, affordable and LifeWear apparel in India and at the same time will contribute to the expansion of Indian economy.
Tadashi Yanai, president and CEO of Fast Retailing Co.Ltd., the operator of the Uniqlo brand said,
Our entry in India represents a significant step in our company’s global strategy, and we are very pleased and excited to be part of the country’s growing retail market.
The first store will open in Delhi and the company will focus on expanding its outreach in the capital region before considering other areas. UNIQLO will also launch its Uniqlo Manager Candidate (UMC) programme which will be a formalized on-the-job education programme as part of its preparations to enter the market.
With a new store in the capital city, India will become the latest string of new markets for Uniqlo brand which has already announced its launch in Sweden and Netherland in Fall 2018.