Tiger gives preview of first Asia store

Kyodo

Tiger, the Danish variety store chain opening its first outlet in Asia in Osaka, invited the press to a viewing of its finished interior Thursday.

The Scandinavian shop offering products at low prices will open Saturday in the busy shopping area known as American Village in the Shinsaibashi district, which has numerous shops aimed at young people. It will focus on stylish and fancy stationery and other products, targeting young female customers.

It will be the first Tiger shop to be opened outside Europe. The retail chain has some 140 stores across 16 European countries, including Britain and Germany.

According to Zebra Japan K.K., the Japanese arm of the Copenhagen-based Tiger operator Zebra A/S, the chain plans to open two more shops in Osaka by the end of the year next March and will consider opening stores in other areas, including Tokyo, in and after fiscal 2013.