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Don Don Donki confirms Taiwanese debut date

Discount store Don Don Donki (Don Quijote) from Japan in Bangkok, Thailand

Japanese discount chain Don Quijote is to open its first Taiwan store in Taipei next week, under the Don Don Donki brand it uses overseas. 

Located in Ximending shopping area, the new Don Don Donki store spans three stories, featuring a selection of Japanese products and exclusives for the Taiwan market, including food, household appliances, daily necessities, fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Taiwan’s first Don Don Donki store is scheduled to open on January 19. 

The retailer announced its opening plan in Taiwan earlier last year, however the opening date was not confirmed due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic. Local media also said the original plan was to open its first store in another location in the city. However, the plan was dismissed as the landlord refused to install escalators in the building because of safety concerns. 

First entering Asia in 2017, Don Quijote has gradually expanded its network in the regions, opening stores across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Macau. Don Quijote now operates more than 637 stores around the world. 

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