Fast Retailing Names Jay Global Creative President

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John C Jay will oversee product and store design, marketing and branding for Fast Retailing’s brands.

Uniqlo opens first US mall store, in Paramus, NJ

The as yet unveiled exterior of the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall Uniqlo in Paramus, New Jersey.

John Jones talks to Uniqlo US CEO Shin Odake about the newest Uniqlo store, in Paramus, NJ.

Fast Retailing in property deal with Mitsui Fudosan

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Fast Retailing has inked a deal with real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan to speed up its expansion in East Asia.
The company announced yesterday (24 August) that the agreement will build on the “strong partnership” the two companies have formed over m…

Fast Retailing upbeat despite Q2 profit fall

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Despite posting a 0.8% fall in its third-quarter profits, Fast Retailing says it is still confident of meeting its full-year forecasts after warm weather lifted sales of summer clothing at its Uniqlo casual clothing chain. Net sales for the group as …

Fast Retailing sues over worker exploitation claims

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Japanese retail giant Fast Retailing is suing publisher Bungeishunju after one of its publications claimed the Uniqlo casual clothing chain exploits workers employed in its stores and at the factories that make its products.
The weekly magazine Shukan …

Uniqlo sales decline hits Fast Retailing profits

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Japanese retail group Fast Retailing has posted a 25% dip in first-half net income after domestic demand for its winter products dipped. For the six-months to February, the company posted a net income of JPY41.6bn (US$488.3m), which compares to JPY55.3…

JAPAN: Uniqlo sales rocked by tsunami

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Japanese retail group Fast Retailing saw total sales at its domestic Uniqlo stores fall 10.1% in March, impacted by the country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami during the period. Uniqlo’s same-store sales decreased by 10.5% in March, compared to t…

Fast Retailing to donate money, apparel to earthquake victims

TOKYO—Fast Retailing, the owner of the fast fashion chain Uniqlo and the contemporary brand Theory, has pledged 1.4 billion Japanese Yen, or about $17 million in donations to help organizations like the Japanese Red Cross with earthquake and tsunami relief. The earthquake, which was centered off the coast of northern Japan on Friday, March 11, […]

Fast Retailing in 34.9% Q1 profit plunge

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Fast Retailing, owner of low-cost fashion retailer Uniqlo, saw its first quarter net profits plunge thanks to a lacklustre performance from its core Japanese business.
Uniqlo Japan same store sales fell 12.3% in the three months to the end of November …