Fast Retailing Co Ltd
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.
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has posted an increase in both earnings and revenue for the first half of fiscal 2017, booking a 106.7% leap in profit for the period.
UK retailer Marks & Spencer has topped a new benchmark ranking that aims to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.
After pressuring Fast Retailing to publish the supplier list for its Uniqlo casual clothing chain, activists are now urging the Japanese corporation to settle wage and severance payments at a former factory in Indonesia.
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has published the names and locations of the 146 factories that manufacture garments for its Uniqlo casual clothing chain, in a bid to increase transparency across its supply chain.
Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain and Asia's largest fashion retailer, has confirmed to just-style it is preparing to make its supplier list public within 2017.
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing has posted an increase in both earnings and revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, booking a 45.1% leap in profit for the period.
Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain and Asia's largest fashion retailer, has established its first facility to research and develop new fabrics, fit and finishes for its denim products.
Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain and Asia's largest fashion retailer, has invested JPY400m (US$3.8m) in a joint venture with specialist knit machinery manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg, in a move designed to increase production of its Wholegarment seamless knitwear.
Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain and Asia's biggest global fashion retailer, has announced its GU casual fashion brand will launch in Hong Kong next year in a move the company says is a "huge step forward" for the unit's global expansion.
Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain and Asia's biggest global fashion brand, saw earnings slump in its last fiscal on foreign exchange losses and impairment costs related to its Uniqlo Japan and US stores.
Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain and Asia's biggest global fashion brand, has delayed plans to eliminate perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) from its products and supply chain.
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.
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