Japanese retailer sets up shop
TOWNSVILLE shoppers are getting ready to say kon’nichiwa to a Japanese mega discount retail chain.
Daiso has announced it is opening a new shop in Townsville in September.
The “Japanese variety wonderland” is based on the 100 yen concept, a Japanese shop similar to $ 2 shops here.
Many of the items priced about $ 2.80.
The shop will be opening at Willows Shopping Centre.
Daiso retail operations manager Jennifer Hibberd told the Bulletin the company would be looking to hire a are management team and sales assistants for the new space.
“We are looking at employing 20- 25 team members for the store,” she said.
Ms Hibberd the company had been looking for the perfect location in Townsville for the past year.
“It is a strong and vibrant regional city with much opportunity,” she said.
“After opening our Cairns store in June last year, we were met with many customers who already knew and loved the Daiso brand in Far North Queensland.
“Daiso is where you can find everyday life solutions with a wide variety of depart- ments from stationery, food, beauty, cleaning, kitchen, gardening and many more.
“And the best part is almost every item is just $ 2.80.”
The chain was started 40 years ago in Japan by Hirotake Yano, the pioneer of the 100yen shopping concept.
The number of shops in Australia has exploded recently and the Townsville shop will be the 30th.
“We opened the first corporate store in Australia in 2013 and in four short years have grown to 29 stores with Townsville being No. 30,” Ms Hibberd said. Apply for jobs at mydaiso. com. au/ queensland- careers