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Fast Retailing says it is working to raise the bar across the apparel industry, after facing criticism earlier this year of factory conditio...
Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to h...
Uniqlo, operated by Japanese apparel giant Fast Retailing, has confirmed plans to hike its prices this year, blaming a weaker yen. The country's biggest clothing store chain may be hoping the move will help restore profit margins.
Premium Supima cotton, musician Pharrell Williams and New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are spearheading the drive by Japan's Fast Retailing Co to expand its Uniqlo chain in the US market.
Despite another challenging year for retailers in 2013, international expansion, support for workers in the clothing supply chain, and innovative merchandise were on the list of accomplishments for some. However, others were forced to enter administration amid increased competition.
North America may no longer take centre stage in the global apparel market, but the recession has by no means sounded the region's curtain call, according to Euromonitor International.
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.
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.
Casual clothing chain Uniqlo is preparing to enter the Canadian market, with dates set for the opening of its first two stores in Toronto.
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has cut its earnings guidance for the third time this year as a result of the stronger yen and a fall in profits for the first nine months of the year.
Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo has declined to comment regarding reports it is scaling down its US operations, closing five of its US stores since January.
Japanese retailer and Uniqlo casual clothing parent Fast Retailing has cut its full-year profit guidance by almost a half after a stronger yen and weaker sales at Uniqlo Japan led to a 55.1% drop in first-half profit.
Helped by warm weather in early March, casual clothing brand Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores rise during the month, albeit at a slower pace than February.
Thanks to the launch of new favourable spring ranges, casual clothing brand Uniqlo saw sales at is Japanese stores increase in February, albeit at a slower pace than the prior month.
Strong New Year discounts combined with buoyant demand for winter merchandise boosted Uniqlo's overall performance in January, registering double-digit sales growth at is Japanese stores.
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has cut its full-year outlook after seeing its first-quarter profit slide, with warm weather hampering sales at its Uniqlo casual clothing brand.
Unusually hot weather in mid-November stifled sales of winter apparel for casual clothing brand Uniqlo, pushing down sales at its Japanese stores.
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has come under fire from labour rights groups for failing to improve working conditions and environmental pollution at Uniqlo supplier factories in mainland China.
RevoLaze has signed what it hopes will be the first of a number of license deals for its laser technology with Japanese retailer Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo brand, following the closure of its recent ITC patent dispute lawsuit.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how C&A's overhaul of its fit and product development processes is paying dividends, Uniqlo and Toray ink a new sourcing deal aimed at reducing lead times and optimising production, and Cambodia approves a draft union law despite criticism.
Fast Retailing-owned casual clothing brand Uniqlo has inked a new five-year sourcing deal with Japanese textile maker Toray Industries in a move aimed at reducing lead times, optimising production and "creating a new industry centered on the future".
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores rise for a third consecutive month in October, as cold weather boosted sales of autumn/winter ranges.
Fast Retailing, the Japanese parent company of fast fashion retailer Uniqlo, has forecast profit growth below analyst expectations for its next fiscal year amid losses at is Uniqlo and J Brand US businesses last year.
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo booked an increase in sales at its Japanese stores for the second consecutive month, as cooler weather drove demand for autumn/winter ranges.
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores grow in August, bouncing back after two consecutive months of declines.
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has launched a new company aimed at advancing digital innovation as part of a joint-venture project with global management consultants Accenture Japan Ltd.
Poor weather during the first half of July dampened sales of summer items for Fast Retailing-owned casual clothing brand Uniqlo, pushing down sales at its Japanese stores.
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has highlighted the progress it has made with monitoring and improving working conditions at its textile supplier factories following a series of alleged violations earlier this year.
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing is again urging Hong Kong garment supplier Lever Style to quickly resolve an ongoing strike caused by a decision to relocate its factory in Shenzhen.
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