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Fast Retailing ramps up sustainability efforts

Fast Retailing says it is working to raise the bar across the apparel industry, after facing criticism earlier this year of factory conditio...

Top company strategic reviews of 2014

Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...

Uniqlo price hike may restore profit margins

Uniqlo, operated by Japanese apparel giant Fast Retailing, has confirmed plans to hike its prices this year, blaming a weaker yen. The count...

Uniqlo in multi-pronged attack on US market

Premium Supima cotton, musician Pharrell Williams and New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are spearheading the drive by Japan's Fast Reta...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Henry Tan, CEO, Luen Thai Holdings 9 May 2012

Leonie Barrie

Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.

Uniqlo rolls out new look for global flagships 14 Dec 2007

Fast Retailing Co today (14 December) opens its first Uniqlo brand casualwear store in France, making this the fifth overseas market for the firm following the UK, China, South Korea and the US. The Japanese company’s creative team talks to Michael Fitzpatrick about their mission to build a new urban cool image for its global flagships.

Latest News

Warmer weather heats up Uniqlo April sales 7 May 2015

Katie Smith

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo recorded double-digit sales growth at its Japanese stores in April, as warmer weather boosted demand for summer products.

Fast Retailing ups FY outlook on Uniqlo sales 9 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has upped its earnings forecast for the full year as Uniqlo sales beat expectations in Japan and international sales soared.

Uniqlo unveils next stage of US expansion 7 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo has unveiled the next stage of its expansion in the US, which will see it open new stores in on the east and west coasts and in the central region.

Uniqlo sales take a hit in March 2 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

Impacted by fewer public holidays to go out shopping, casual clothing brand Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores fall in March, despite warmer weather.

Fast Retailing looks into Cambodia abuses claims 1 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

Uniqlo brand owner Fast Retailing is looking into claims from pressure group Human Rights Watch (HRW) of labour rights abuses at supplier factories in Cambodia.

Latest blogs

A year of challenges and opportunities 19 Jan 2015

Leonie Barrie

One of the most popular reports published on just-style each year is our annual briefing on apparel industry issues to watch in the year ahead. And for 2015 we have again asked leading executives for their feedback on the challenges and opportunities likely to emerge.

Spotlight shines on Ethiopia sourcing 11 Mar 2014

Leonie Barrie

just-style turned the spotlight on Ethiopia last week, marking the release of a new research report looking at the country's emerging apparel and textile industry with additional insights into its rising potential for sourcing garments.

Company research

Fast Retailing Co Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (Japan)

Fast Retailing Co Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (Japan)

Fast Retailing Co Ltd aims to strengthen its position overseas to become the world’s number one apparel manufacturer and retailer. The company announced that it has a target to achieve annual group sa...

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Fast Retailing Co Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (World)

Fast Retailing Co Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (World)

Fast Retailing Co Ltd is a multibrand operator based in Japan. It has ambitions to be the leading global apparel retailer by 2020, and is rolling out new stores at pace, both in Japan, where its affor...

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Fast Retailing Co Ltd in Apparel and Footwear ( World)

Fast Retailing Co Ltd in Apparel and Footwear ( World)

Fast Retailing aims to become the world’s largest apparel company by 2020. The company has been very successful in Greater China, but continues to struggle in other markets and its US super premium de...

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