When discount store Oomomo flung open the doors to its first Toronto location in early December, customers lined up well in advance to scoop up everything from low-cost origami paper and shrimp-flavoured chips to vegetable peelers and toothbrushes. Oomomo is part of a growing group of Asian-centric retailers selling affordable household goods that are expanding in Canada, quickly conjuring up loyal customer bases with big plans to conquer the market in little time. Miniso — a Chinese discount brand masquerading as a Japanese company — has the most ambitious goal in mind: stores by the end of
It will feature unexpensive FMCGs, household appliances, clothes, shoes, etc. The platform aims to work initially with retailers from China and Southeast Asia, then with companies from the EU and Russia. In the Russian market, Chinese manufacturers sell large amounts of goods through such companies as AliExpress, Joom, and Pandao, which belongs to Mail.
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It has operations in several East Asian countries, where it diligently searches for cheap, reliable suppliers of everything from handbags to bar stools. So when Mr Rockowitz says the era of low-cost Asian production is drawing to a close, people listen. He argues that Asian manufacturing has gone through a number of phases, each lasting about 30 years.
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