Are you ready for Don Quijote Philippines?
- Don Quijote is a discount store that is popular in Japan for selling different kinds of merchandise and being open at late hours
- They have opened branches outside of Japan like in Singapore and most recently in Thailand
- Rumors are now circulating that Donki, as it is widely called in Japan, will open a branch in the Philippines soon
Numerous Japanese stores have opened in the Philippines lately. From stores that sell clothing to those that sell household products, Filipinos have welcomed them and are frequent visitors. With that, it looks like news of another Japanese store entering our local shores is being welcomed with open arms.
Don Quijote is a Japanese discount store chain that has over 300 branches all over Japan. They are famous for selling different kinds of products, from electronics to groceries, and even clothing. Originally named Just Co., they opened their first store in 1980 and had opened the very first Don Quijote store in 1989. They were originally a retail store, then they switched to wholesale in 1982, then went back to retail after becoming Don Quijote.
Donki, as it is called by the Japanese, is also famous for being a store that remains open for a long time. Some branches would be open until 5 AM, while some might even be open for 24 hours.
Donki has opened stores in Honolulu, Hawaii around the last quarter of 2017, and they have opened branches in other countries in Asia, starting with Singapore on December 2017. It was mentioned that they plan on opening more stores in Singapore, and they have recently opened one in Thailand in early 2019.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that news have spread that Don Quijote is expanding to other countries. An article written by spot.ph mentioned that Donki is planning on opening stores in other Asian countries like Taiwan and Malaysia, so it is most likely that they will open one in the Philippines, too!
As of this writing, there are no further details given and no dates revealed, but hopefully, through places like Don Quijote’s Facebook page, we can get more information.