After waiting for a quite while and making a market of its own, Canon has finally opened its first official store in Pakistan. Titled Canon Image Square, the store is located on the Zamzama Street in Karachi.
The store is first of its kind and has been built to provide all Canon photography products at one place. The store covers 1,450 sq. ft. of area while following a franchise model together with the Canon Imaging Academy.
The store is the first one of many, as by the end of 2017, the company plans to open five such stores in Pakistan. Furthermore, Canon stretches the plan till 2020 by opening more than 100 stores.
Of the first batch of five stores to be opened by Canon, three will be located in Karachi while Islamabad and Lahore will have one each. The minimum area covered by the stores would be 800 square feet while the maximum would be 1300 square feet.
Ms. Noriko Gunji, President, Canon Singapore, stated that this inauguration was part of a larger plan.
“We have had record growth of 50% in 2016 and expect more during this year. The Image Square, a unique concept by Canon, showcases a wide range of consumer products that includes cameras, camcorders, D-SLRs, lenses, and accessories. Each store has over 40 SKUs on display,” She added.