Fans of Japanese minimalist brand Muji will be delighted to know that the retailer is planning to open its “largest” store in the Philippines — soon.
Muji announced this last night in a social media post, where it told followers to “stay tuned for more info.” It did not divulge where the new store will be located.
The pandemic has hit the retail sector in the Philippines severely, with countless brick-and-mortar stores closing inside now-empty malls. Rents in malls are expected to fall by 2%, while registered online businesses have increased to 75,876 in September from 1,753 in March. Many Filipinos now prefer to buy from e-commerce platforms Lazada and Shopee, mainly because they fear that they will get infected with the coronavirus if they venture outside their homes.
The changes taking place have prompted Muji Philippines to launch its own pick-up and delivery service in August.