Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditio...
More than 90 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...
| 31 Mar 2015
Fast Retailing says it is working to raise the bar across the apparel industry, after facing criticism earlier this year of factory conditions at two of its suppliers in China. Detailing some of its efforts in its latest CSR report, the Japanese business says it has ramped up inspection efforts at its garment and textile suppliers, and set out a new initiative to spread best practices.
| 17 Dec 2014
Macro factors, particularly in the US and Europe, have created a somewhat challenging environment for retailers in 2014. Many succumbed to heavy promotional activity in order to keep sales up. Subsequently, however, margins and earnings were hit. As a result, a large number of firms were forced to carry out strategic reviews on their business operations in order to turn their businesses around. Here are some of those that just-style has reported on this year.
| 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.
| 23 Apr 2014
US clothing giant Gap Inc has set its sights on growing operating margin beyond 13%, as it looks to gain a larger share of the US$1.4 trillion global apparel market. Key to this is building a more responsive supply chain, seamless inventory, international expansion, and omni-channel capabilities.
| 31 Aug 2012
Hong Kong based Crystal Group is one of Asia's largest apparel manufacturers, producing more than 230m garments a year for customers including Victoria's Secret, Levi's, A&F, H&M, M&S, Uniqlo, JC Penney and Gap. Here CEO Andrew Lo talks to just-style about supply chain consolidation, productivity, setting up offshore factories, and why big is better when it comes to building a competitive edge.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 18 Feb 2015
Uniqlo brand owner Fast Retailing has outlined further plans to improve workplace monitoring, following criticism of factory conditions at two of its suppliers in China.
| 3 Feb 2015
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo enjoyed a strong start to the new year after reporting an increase in sales at its Japanese stores in January.
| 27 Jan 2015
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo is to enter the Canadian market next year, with the opening of two stores in Toronto.
| 16 Jan 2015
Japanese retailer Fast Retailing has pledged to improve working conditions at its supplier factories in China, following allegations of "harsh and dangerous" working conditions at two manufacturers making clothes for its Uniqlo brand.
| 16 Jan 2015
The most-read stories on just-style this week include an insight into Myanmar's garment sector, political tensions raising risks to Bangladesh's read-made garment industry, and a comment on online apparel retailing.
| 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.
Uniqlo Singapore Pte Ltd in Apparel and Footwear (Singapore)
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Affected by internet retailing, apparel and footwear specialist retailers provide cheap offerings in stores to be more competitive. Besides, enhanced fitting and alteration services provided in physic...
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This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global apparel industry, including: colour trends; finishes for denim fabric; new collections; new dyes; sports apparel; the...
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