The Dedicated History of NITORI
The very first Nitori Furniture Store was launched, prioritizing customer satisfaction.
Japan’s first air dome, “Nango Store”, was constructed and opened as a furniture store in Shiroishi Ward, Sap-port. NITORI set ourselves apart from simple furniture stores by building our own brand identity.
We stared importing products directly from overseas at a full scale and aimed to manage constant supplies and reduce operational costs.
The “We launched our first store in Honshu. The “Katsuka Store” was opened in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, as a move in cultivating our employees dedication to-wards the mainland.
The “Kanto Distribution Center” was re-structured and set in motion at Shiraoka, Saitama. We also started establishing IT systems in-house.
We invested in Marumitsu Woodwork, a furniture manufacturer– which was eventually established as a wholly owned subsidiary.
The first store abroad, “Kaoshung Dream Time Store” was opened in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
We commenced operations for a new Deco Home business format and set foot in the shop-ping mall business. NITORI Mall Higashi Osaka, was opened in October 2011
We expanded into the US market as a “second founding”. Aki-Home Fullerton and Aki-Home Tustin were launched in the state of California, as the first store in the United States.
The first store in China, Wuhan Star City Store in Hu-bei province, was successfully opened.
Printemps Ginza Store, a metropolitan store was opened. It was the first store inside a department store.
Upgraded corporate status to a company with an audit and supervisory committee - based on a resolution maded at the 44th General Meeting of Shareholders.
First store in Malaysia.