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...
| 11 Jun 2014
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.
| 24 Mar 2014
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.
| 9 Dec 2013
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.
| 31 May 2013
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.
| 9 May 2012
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.
| 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.
| 27 Nov 2015
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.
| 26 Nov 2015
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.
| 20 Nov 2015
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.
| 17 Nov 2015
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".
| 5 Nov 2015
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.
| 8 Oct 2015
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.
| 2 Oct 2015
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.
| 2 Sep 2015
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores grow in August, bouncing back after two consecutive months of declines.
| 1 Sep 2015
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.
| 4 Aug 2015
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.
| 3 Aug 2015
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.
| 17 Jul 2015
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.
| 10 Jul 2015
Strong sales of Uniqlo-brand products in Asia, particular in Greater China and South Korea, helped Japanese retailer Fast Retailing to book a hike in profit for the first nine months of the year.
| 2 Jul 2015
Cooler weather led to a double-digit decline in June sales for casual clothing brand Uniqlo, ending two consecutive months of growth.
| 26 Jun 2015
Hong Kong garment manufacturer Lever Style says it has so far failed to negotiate an agreement with striking workers at its factory in Shenzhen, which is a supplier to Fast Retailing, operator of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain.
| 15 Jun 2015
Fast Retailing and global management consultants Accenture have joined forces on a project that will enable the casual clothing brand to digitise its operations with the potential to form a joint-venture in the future.
| 4 Jun 2015
Unusually hot weather led to a double-digit increase in sales at Uniqlo’s Japanese stores for the second consecutive month in May.
| 7 May 2015
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo recorded double-digit sales growth at its Japanese stores in April, as warmer weather boosted demand for summer products.
| 9 Apr 2015
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has upped its earnings forecast for the full year as Uniqlo sales beat expectations in Japan and international sales soared.
| 7 Apr 2015
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.
| 2 Apr 2015
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.
| 1 Apr 2015
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.
| 19 Jan 2015
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.
| 11 Mar 2014
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.
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....
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...
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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