F.O.S Mid Valley outlet to close down after 22 years

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the livelihoods of tens of thousands of Malaysians, we have witnessed the permanent closure of many local businesses. Earlier this month, we bid farewell to the RASA Food Arena in Suria KLCC which ceased operation after 22 glorious years of serving Malaysians.

Unfortunately, another local business has decided to do the same. Factory Outlet Store or better known as F.O.S said two days ago that they are closing down one of their largest outlets located in Mid Valley Megamall due to losses incurred during the pandemic.

F.O.S Malaysia says goodbye to megastore in Mid Valley Megamall

F.O.S Mid Valley outlet closure announcement
Image credit: F.O.S

On 13th September 2021, F.O.S Malaysia made the official announcement on their Facebook page that they will be closing down their Mid Valley outlet after 22 years of service. The shocking decision to close down one of its largest and most popular outlets were made due to losses incurred during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closure of our F.O.S Store in Mid Valley Megamall after serving our customers for 22 years. The impact of Covid-19 on the Malaysian economy is forcing us to make some tough decisions in order to continue to serve our customers better. But we are thankful for all your support and on F.O.S brand over the years and we’ll continue to adapt and innovate in order to serve you better going forward,” they wrote, informing customers to visit existing outlets within Klang Valley to continue shopping.

F.O.S Mid Valley outlets interior view
Image credit: Jo Lee

The closure of the Mid Valley Megamall outlet is saddening for a lot of Malaysians because it is the first-ever megastore and possibly the largest to start operation in the country two decades ago.

The store spans more than 10,000 sq ft, or 3,048 sqm, and it offers a near-complete shopping experience for the entire family with a wide range of merchandise on display. The megastore concept also gave customers a bigger and better picture of what the brand stands for.

But with repeated Movement Control Orders and restrictions on a lot of businesses such as clothing stores, it’s understandable why F.O.S decided to say goodbye to their Mid Valley outlet although things are slowly returning to normalcy.

F.O.S Malaysia closes down their Mid Valley Megamall outlet after 22 years of operation

It is sad to know that F.O.S has decided to go ahead with this decision as things have been tough for them. Nonetheless, we still hope Malaysians can continue to support their business by shopping at the remaining outlets in Klang Valley to avoid further closures of outlets. The pandemic has certainly caused a lot of trouble for a lot of people but with existing relaxations on SOPs, we hope businesses can recover as soon as possible.

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Cover image adapted from: Andrew Ang and Andrew Ang

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