YOKU MOKU CONTINUES REGIONAL GROWTH WITH THREE NEW STORES IN THE UAE
Latest developments are part of strategic GCC expansion plans
17 June, 2015, UAE:YokuMoku, the leadingJapanese confectionary brand, is pleased to announce the opening of three new stores in the UAE, further consolidating its GCC presence. The new outlets are located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain respectively and reflect the continued success of the brand with Middle Eastern audiences following the opening of a Kuwait store in April 2015.
Commenting on the robust store expansion strategy, Ehab Al Bakri, COO, Alsa Lifestyle & Apparel LLC, said: “Since 2012, YokuMoku has experienced tremendous growth in the region, with our recent Kuwait opening and now a further three branches in the UAE. We are confident that YokuMoku will continue to grow from strength to strength and are excited to be looking at Qatar as our next market.”
YokuMokubelieve that making their luxury Japanese confectionary is a creation, not a production, from the finest high quality ingredients since 1969. The brand has developed to encompassover 300 stores across the world and is best known for its all-natural, freshly made light butter cookies. The signature YokuMoku offerings include theCigare, a vanilla flavoured, butter-rich rolled cookie, and Bateaux biscuits which offera flavourful crunch with a sprinkle of rich nuts. The Bateaux de Pistachio are created exclusively for the Gulf region,they provide a harmony of shortbread biscuit, chocolate filling and pistachios or macadamia nuts for flavour influenced by the gourmet preferences of the Middle East consumer.
YokuMoku is brought to GCC by ALSA lifestyle & Apparel LLC, the retail arm of Al SayeghGroup.
Location details of the new YokuMoku stores:
Ground floor, Al Khalidiyah Mall
Opening hours: Sunday-Wednesday: 10am - 10pm; Thursday-Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Ground Floor, Arabian Center
Opening hours: Saturday-Wednesday: 10am - 10:30pm; Thursday & Friday: 10am - 12am; Saturday: 10am - 11:00 pm
Ground floor, Bawadi Mall
Opening hours: Saturday-Wednesday: 10am - 11pm; Thursday & Friday: 10am - 12am
Established in Japan in 1969 and expanded to various destinations around the world, YokuMoku is one of Japan’s most famous confectionary brand. YokuMoku’s collections are made from light butter cookies make with the freshest and finest ingredients and no preservatives. A wide range of delicious cookies and cigars, combined with thin layers of original rich milk chocolate, will please demanding tastes. The concept of the confectionary is based around the idea of spreading happiness and joy, created with traditional Japanese baking methods. There are more than 190 stores in Japan and worldwide locations: UAE, USA, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Kuwait & Thailand, and 20 stores in the GCC.
YokuMoku is brought to GCC by ALSA lifestyle & Apparel LLC, the retail arm of Al Sayegh Group.