I read My Lovely 'A' blog about her recent fruitless visit to the 100 Yen store. I just got back from the SS2 outlet and sure enough there is hardly anything for Bento enthusiasts like us. The Bentos left on the shelf are really OLD STOCK and there are only 2 or 3 pieces left.
I visit the SS2 branch almost weekly and the last time I was there I saw 3 packs of 'onigiri face molds' and they were all gone today. I guess I am able to get the stuff I want because I am very regular. I used to visit the Puchong branch once a month until the petrol price went up and I've decided that once in two months is good enough.
Anyway, after this morning's visit to the 100 Yen store I called one of their managers whom I had encountered before, about the status of their miserly Bento stock. He admitted that they had not been focusing on Bento because there was a lack of interest and sales turnover in that area was pretty slow.
We had a long chat and he assured me that he'd look into sourcing for Bento accessories again. He also mentioned that they've recently cleared some containers of new stock which will be hitting their 100 Yen stores soon. But, he also mentioned that there is minimal Bento stuff.
The other news that he shared with me is that they are opening another new outlet in Uptown, Damansara Utama. For those of you who work around there, you can visit the new 100 Yen store after mid July 2008. It is opposite to Uptown towers 2.
I don't know about you, but I'm sure to check out the place, with all the new stock coming and all, who can resist??
Disclaimer: Please be informed that I have no affiliations with the 100Yen shop other than being a regular paying customer. All opinions are mine personally and does not serve to be or claim to be an authority of any sort. I receive no monetory rewards or discounts from 100Yen shop (other than commercially available discounts for all customers) or any other companies or persons mentioned in this article.
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