Uni President Chain Store Corp chairman Alex Lo has announced that, in order to keep pace with changes in the retail sector, the company is considering allowing the more than 5,000 retail stores it operates across Taiwan to take on a more unique feel and appearance. In addition, the company is also planning to introduce unmanned stores, which may be rolled out into the market more quickly than originally projected.
This year is the 50th anniversary of Uni President and Lo, who is in charge of setting the tone for the company, says that the future will see developments in three key areas: integrity, taste and brand.
Lo says the future will bring increased shortages in manpower which the company must face head on and says that Taiwan must value its human resource over the long term by employing technology to liberate staff who will then have more time to perform other tasks.
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1. retail store n.
2. unmanned adj.
3. roll out v. phr.
4. human resource n.
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