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Chinese variety retailer MINISO, which positions itself as a ‘Japanese lifestyle brand’, aggressive Canadian expansion

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Chinese variety retailer MINISO, which positions itself as a ‘Japanese lifestyle brand’, aggressive Canadian expansion

MINISO Launches Aggressive 500 Store Canadian Expansion
http://www.retail-insider.com/retail-in ... 7/5/miniso
Chinese variety retailer MINISO, which positions itself as a ‘Japanese lifestyle brand’, has big plans for Canada. The company opened its first Canadian store in Vancouver last month, and it could eventually operate as many as 500 stores in Canada, according to a representative.

MINISO is a value-priced retailer that might be classified as a variety store, specializing in household and consumer goods that include cosmetics, stationery, toys and kitchenware. It was co-founded in 2013 by Japanese designer Junya Miyake and Chinese entrepreneur Ye Guo Fu, and is headquartered in Guangzhou, China. MINISO's signage and branding appears similar to that of fast-fashion Japanese chain UNIQLO, which opened its first Canadian store last fall.

In fact, MINISO says on its own website that it considers itself to be a competitor to UNIQLO, as well as Japanese retailer MUJI, which is also expanding into Canada with multiple store locations. Competition could become fierce — MINISO launches new products every seven days.

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Japanese Dollarama competitor MINISO is opening Toronto store
http://www.blogto.com/fashion_style/201 ... g-toronto/
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So in this article, Dollarama, Muji and Uniglo are all lumped together.... Also the writer has Japanese and Chinese confused....
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Raggie wrote:
May 16th, 2017 11:46 pm
So in this article, Dollarama, Muji and Uniglo are all lumped together.... Also the writer has Japanese and Chinese confused....
MINISO positions itself as a ‘Japanese lifestyle brand’

MINISO says on its own website that it considers itself to be a competitor to UNIQLO, as well as Japanese retailer MUJI

from http://www.retail-insider.com/retail-in ... 7/5/miniso
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That article is better written. Anyhow, the store reminds me of One Living.
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Cool, the Vancouver one is on Broadway, between Granville/Oak. Will have to check it out sometime :D .

I hope it is different to Daiso, which has lots of interesting/cool stuff, but where I don't buy that much.
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Franchised.... Let's see how this goes
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Miniso is a Chinese retailer that pretends it's Japanese.
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Aznsilvrboy wrote:
May 17th, 2017 12:51 pm
Miniso is a Chinese retailer that pretends it's Japanese.
So basically like 90% of sushi restaurants.
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joeyjoejoe wrote:
May 17th, 2017 12:57 pm
So basically like 90% of sushi restaurants.
No. Koreans can run a sushi place also.
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No. Koreans can run a sushi place also.
Did I write 100%? What do you think the other 10% are?
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Aznsilvrboy wrote:
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Miniso is a Chinese retailer that pretends it's Japanese.
Yes.
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We need Daiso or Can-Do here!

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Not sure why Dollar Tree is not expanding quicker.
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Any kinky uniquely-japanese stuff?

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