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 NITORI Store in Southeast Asia, Lalaport Bukit Bintang, Malaysia.
First NITORI Store in Orchard, Singapore.
Second NITORI Store in Pavilion Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.
Third NITORI Store in IOI City Mall Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Fourth NITORI Store in 1 Utama Bandar Utama, Malaysia.
Fifth NITORI Store in The Mall Mid Valley Southkey, Malaysia.
Sixth NITORI Store in Toppen Shopping Centre, Malaysia.
Seventh NITORI Store in Suria KLCC, Malaysia.