[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Highlights during 104 years of development of Don Quijote, Japanese multinational discount store chain (1980)


(worldkings.org) Don Quijote Co., Ltd., also known as Don Don Donki, is a Japanese multinational discount store chain.

Donki has over 160 locations throughout Japan, 15 in Singapore, 9 in Hong Kong, 6 in Thailand, 3 in Hawaii and Malaysia, 2 in Taiwan, and 1 in Macau.

Don Quijote provides a wide range of products, from basic groceries to electronics and clothing. The store is well known in Japan and Singapore and is often referred to by its shortened name Donki.

Since then, the usage of the "Donki" label for the store has become more commonly used beyond the two countries that have the store. Distinctly, Don Quijote tends to keep very late hours for Japanese retailing (to 3 or 5 am, or even 24 hours) and it packs its goods from ceiling to floor in a distinct merchandising strategy.

(Wowtimes)Don Quijote’s history andachievements

  • 1980: Founded by Takao Yasuda, Don Quijote opened its first store in Suginami, Tokyo in September 1980 under its original name, Just Co.
  • 1982: Originally a retail store, Just Co. quickly switched to wholesale.
  • 1989: The company opened its first "Don Quijote" named store in Fuchu, Tokyo.
  • 1995: Just Co. followed suit and changed its corporate name to Don Quijote Co., Ltd

  • 1998: The company was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • 2017: Don Quijote opened its first East Asian store outside of Japan at Orchard Central, Singapore.
  • 2018: Don Quijote then opened a second store at the 100AM Mall in Tanjong Pagar.
  • 2019: The first store in Thailand opened in the Thonglor area of Bangkok
  • 2021: The first Don Don Donki store in Malaysia was opened in Lot 10 of Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. The first Don Don Donki store in Taiwan, first store in Macau, and Guam was opened.
  • 2022: The second Don Don Donki store in Taiwan was opened in the Zhongxiao Xinsheng business district of Taipei.


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