BUSINESS LEGO to open 80 new retail stores in China in 2020

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LEGO to open 80 new retail stores in China in 2020

Xinhua

16:29, June 26, 2020

Customers line up to purchase LEGO toys at the flagship store in the city of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, on June 25, 2020. (Photo: Qianjiang Evening News)

LEGO Group plans to open 80 new retail stores in China this year, the global toy giant said Thursday.

The company opened a flagship store in the city of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Thursday. The store, covering 527 square meters, is decorated with paintings and models of Hangzhou's famous tourist attractions made from hundreds of thousands of Lego bricks.

The outlet is the company's fourth flagship store in China, with the other three in Beijing and Shanghai.

"China is an important strategic market for the group, and we are confident in the Chinese market," said Paul Huang, senior vice president of the LEGO Group and general manager of LEGO China, adding the company will have 220 retail stores in China by the end of this year, which will cover more third- and fourth-tier cities in the country.

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