Fast Retailing is to open 49 Uniqlo stores in the Greater Manila area over the next three years. The details came as the fashion group opened its first store in the country’s Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Fast Retailing Philippines chief operating officer Katsumi Kubota sees great growth potential in the country. He said: “Once we are strong enough in Metro Manila, then we can move to other key cities in the country.”