Oomomo 100-yen store launches in Canada

Japanese discount retailer Oomomo has launched in Canada with plans for stores in most major cities.

The first store opened in West Edmonton Mall in Alberta last month and was followed by another in Toronto this week, which attracted queues of customers to check out its eclectic mix of homewares, stationery, snacks and beauty products.

More stores are planned in Vancouver, Burnaby in British Columbia and North Edmonton and Markham in Ontario.

Oomomo translates into “big peach” in English and in Japan the chain is one of a group of retailers commonly referred to ‘100-yen’ stores. Most of its stock is priced at less than C$3.

Some of the stock is sourced from Japanese retailer Daison.


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