Oomomo, the insanely popular Japanese dollar store, opened their first-ever Ontario location last week and already they're planning on more. The company not only is opening two more Canadian locations this week, but they also have major expansion plans for 2019.
Included in those plans is Oomomo's largest store to date. At a whopping 25,000 square feet, the massive Oomomo will be located just outside of Toronto in Markham and it's set to open next spring, Retail Insider revealed yesterday.
The new store will be located at First Markham Place, in Markham, which is just north of Toronto. Not only will it be the second Ontario location to open, but it will also be the company's biggest ever at 25,000 square feet.
That number may sound big enough already but to give you a full idea of the enormous size of it, the new location that just opened at Don Mills, which some people have said is comparable to the size of a Best Buy, is only 13,000 square feet. Meaning the Markham store would be almost double that.
The 25,000 square-foot store may be the Oomomo's most ambitious, but they have a lot of plans in Canada. Over the next few years, they want to expand to have 20-30 stores across the country, becoming a national brand. While size isn't guaranteed as locations are still being finalized, they are aiming for each store to be at least 10,000 square feet.
The company says they will evaluate as they go along to determine where more stores are needed but so far talks are underway for locations in Calgary and Winnipeg.
This has been a busy week for Oomomo with the Don Mills launch and now two more stores opening on December 15th. The newest locations will be coming at the Londonderry Mall in Edmonton and also at Lougheed Town Centre in Vancouver.