Japanese casual clothing retailer Uniqlo today (4 September) booked a 2% rise in August same-store sales after hot weather boosted demand for summer clothing.

Sales at Uniqlo's Japanese stores increased 5.4%, while total sales, including online, were up 5.7%.

The company said same-store sales rose year-on-year as persistent hot weather "kept sales of summer garments firm" in August.

The retailer closed two stores during the month.

Last month, Uniqlo launched its latest tennis apparel collection in the US, which will be modelled by tennis player and brand ambassador Novak Djokovic. The range is expected to expand into other markets at a later date.