Retail in Asia


% Arabica opens first store in South Korea

The Japanese coffee chain % Arabica continues its Asian expansion in South Korea with the opening of its first store in the country.

The coffee shop is located at Starfield Library, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Seoul’s Gangnam district. The interior design is minimalistic so as to encourage customers to relax with books and coffee. The store’s exterior is constructed of the brand’s trademark glass and white decoration.

The store is % Arabica’s 125th location globally following its first-time launches in Bali and Taiwan in August 2022.

Source: % Arabica

Since opening its first store in 2014 in Kyoto, Japan, the boutique coffee group has expanded to 19 countries with 86 stores in Asia.

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The group has announced plans to open stores in Vietnam, the Philippines, Canada, Mexico, and Spain in the near future.