31 May 2013
Sequential Brands Group is launching its Caribbean Joe sportswear and activewear brand in Japan this season with licensing partner Minoya Company Ltd, one of Asia's leading apparel manufacturers.
19 September 2012
Japanese retail giant Fast Retailing Co has shuttered nearly one-third of its Uniqlo casual clothing stores in China following anti-Japan demonstrations in the wake of a diplomatic dispute between Asia's two biggest economies over a group of islands in the East China Sea.
18 June 2012
Tesco has confirmed details of its planned withdrawal from the Japanese market, which was initially announced last year.
17 April 2012
Yesim Tekstil, one of Turkey's largest clothing and textile manufacturers, has expanded its customer base to Japan through a new supply deal with retail giant Aeon.
4 April 2012
The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.
22 November 2011
One of Vietnam's leading knitwear manufacturers, Dong Xuan Knitting Co Ltd (Doximex) has opened a new $16m factory in the northern province of Hung Yen to produce high quality knitwear for the Japanese market.
7 July 2010
Japan's second-largest retailer Aeon more than doubled its operating profit in the first quarter, boosted by the sale of its stake in US clothing chain Talbots.
13 April 2010
Women's wear retailer The Talbots Inc has swung to a fourth quarter profit after cost cuts and more sales of its garments at full-price offset lower revenues.
8 April 2010
Women's wear retailer The Talbots has completed its merger deal with BPW Acquisition Corp as well as paying off all outstanding debts to former majority shareholder, Aeon.
5 January 2010
Struggling apparel retailer The Talbots has amended its loan arrangements to repay all of its outstanding third party debt – part of the company’s merger plans.
23 December 2009
Like just about every other business sector on the planet, retailers continued to be affected by global economic turmoil during 2009. Companies previously intent on expansion and growth turned to cost-cutting, making swingeing redundancies and shuttering loss-making stores.
16 December 2009
Aeon Co, Japan's second largest retailer, is to spin-off its Jusco shoe business into a separate subsidiary as part of moves to shake-up its struggling general merchandise operations.
11 December 2009
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9 December 2009
Japanese retailer Aeon has retired its majority shareholding in The Talbots, with the US chain announcing plans to merge with a special purpose acquisition company and repay $491m in debt to Aeon.
6 October 2009
Aeon Co has posted a net loss for its first six months, as Japan's recession cut into consumer spending on food and clothes.
1 October 2009
Another major Japanese retailer has upped the ante in the country's jeans war, with Seiyu Ltd today (1 October) launching jeans for women and men priced at just JPY850 (US$9.44) a pair.
13 August 2009
A jeans price war got under way with earnest today with Aeon, Japan’s largest retailer, announcing that from tomorrow (Friday) it will be retailing jeans at JPY880 (US$9.2), just over a hundred yen less than the JPY990 price offered by Fast Retailing's Gu stores.
8 July 2009
Japanese retailer Aeon has posted a 62% drop in operating profit as falling consumer spending hit sales.
2 June 2009
Gap Inc's Japanese unit has introduced a test low price store concept to compete with Uniqlo far to the North of the Japanese capital.
30 April 2009
Japanese retailer Aeon Co has confirmed to just-style reports in the Japanese press that it plans to close 100 of its casual women's apparel outlets this year as part of ongoing restructuring of its store business.
15 April 2009
A slowdown in consumer spending, coupled with losses at its US clothing unit Talbots Inc, have pushed Japanese retailer Aeon Co to a full-year loss.
14 April 2009
Retailer The Talbots is nearing a global sourcing deal with Li & Fung and has secured extra funding from its parent company as its fourth quarter losses spiralled to US$136.3m.
13 March 2009
Taking a leaf from the Fast Retailing business model, Japan’s top supermarket chains have upped the ante by stepping up direct imports of clothing for sale at discount prices in their stores.
9 March 2009
Japan's biggest retailer Aeon is to roll out a new low price kids apparel range, setting its targets on the value sector.
3 March 2009
Struggling women’s wear retailer The Talbots has suspended its quarterly dividend indefinitely and frozen the company’s pension fund in a renewed bid to cut costs.
6 February 2009
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6 February 2009
Another 370 jobs are to go at The Talbots Inc as part of moves by the women’s wear retailer to strip more costs from its business after negotiating a new $200m loan from its majority shareholder Aeon Co.
20 January 2009
Japanese retailer Aeon is mulling a number of structural changes as it attempts to return to profitability, having posted its first loss in seven years earlier this month.
6 January 2009
Women’s wear retailer The Talbots Inc has agreed three new credit lines in a move that gives it access to an extra $150m in working capital.
16 December 2008
Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp is to join forces with domestic retailer Aeon Co. in a "comprehensive business alliance" taking in distribution, procurement and the supply chain.