The Benetton Group has announced plans to expand throughout Japan with the opening of six new 'Mega Stores' by the end of 2002. The group currently runs mega stores in Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Hiroshima, but according to chairman Luciano Benetton, it is hoped there will also be mega stores in Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Tokyo and Osaka.