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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...

North America retail market rebuffs recession

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 c...

Uniqlo means business with ambitious global plans

Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain, thinks big, talks big and has big ambitions - and analysts believe the company do...

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

just-style.com

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

Fast Retailing cuts FY outlook as earnings slide 11 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Japanese giant Fast Retailing Co has cut its full-year profit outlook as it recorded a fall in earnings in the first nine months of the year.


Demand for summer clothes boosts Uniqlo June sales 2 Jul 2014

Katie Smith

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores grow in June, thanks to demand for its summer merchandise.


Top stories this week on just-style... 27 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include M&S and the publication of its updated 2020 sustainability report, Hanesbrands' deal to acquire European lingerie leader DBApparel, and a warehouse fire at Asos.


Uniqlo looking to India for garment sourcing? 26 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

Casual clothing company Uniqlo, owned by Japanese giant Fast Retailing Co, is looking to begin sourcing garments from India, a government statement claims.


Rising temperatures drive Uniqlo May sales growth 3 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

Fast Retailing booked an increase in sales at its Japanese Uniqlo stores in May, after rising seasonal temperatures boosted demand for summer items.

Latest blogs

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.

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