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The UK’s largest Asian supermarket chain is coming to Manchester Arndale

Korean supermarket favourite Oseyo is about to open its second northern site in Manchester

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 26th July 2023
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Oseyo, the largest Asian retailer in the UK, has confirmed it will be opening a huge new store in Manchester city centre.

The massive Korean supermarket chain, which already has a popular site on Manchester’s Oxford Road, has just signed a new 15-year lease for a 12,580 sq ft unit in the Manchester Arndale shopping centre.

It is known for selling a vast range of Korean and Asian foods such as Korea Fried Chicken, Kimchi Flavoured Dumplings, and corn dogs, as well as toys, stationery, houseware, and electronics.

Products span ready-to-cook meals, sauces and spices, instant pots of ramen, various styles of kimchi, a vast selection of noodles, rice, and grains, plus powders, Asian snacks, seaweed, frozen food, teas and coffees.

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Endless varieties of ramyun. / Image: Oseyo
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Cute cans of bubble milk tea at Oseyo. / Image: Oseyo

Elsewhere, customers can browse a large selection of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages like soju, as well as shop for K-pop gifts and Korean beauty products.

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First launched in 2015 with a small shop on London’s Tottenham Court Road, today Oseyo has multiple stores across the UK with eight London sites, a Cambridge store and, soon, two in Manchester.

Its name, translated from Korean, loosely means  ‘Welcome’ – a message that is at the heart of the brand.

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Isaac Kweon, Operations Coordinator at Oseyo, said: “Our new store in Manchester Arndale is our largest and most ambitious project so far in our journey, and we are excited to bring to the people of Manchester a truly global and refined shopping experience.

“With an ever growing range of exclusive products which we directly produce or import with partner brands in Korea, we aim to provide for our customers a unique experience found nowhere else.”

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Image: Oseyo
manchester asian supermarket
Image: Oseyo
manchester asian supermarket
Image: Oseyo

Steve Gray, Head of European Retail Asset Management at Global Mutual, added: “We’re very excited to welcome Oseyo to Manchester Arndale as we continue to enhance our varied offer. We place great importance on creating a mix that caters to the city’s diverse taste and we are certain Oseyo will fit the bill.

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“With such exciting leasing activity taking place it’s clear there is continued demand for well-placed retail units, and we are delighted to see confidence in Manchester Arndale’s long-term performance; we hope to share more exciting news soon.”

Featured image – Oseyo