Uniqlos February sales were boosted by the winter weather

Uniqlo's February sales were boosted by the winter weather

Cold weather during February helped boost sales of winter clothing at Uniqlo's Japanese stores.

The casual clothing brand said same store sales increased by 7.7% year-on-year, while sales at its directly-run stores were up 9.8%. Total sales, including online, grew 10.5%. The retailer added that a favourable launch of spring ranges also contributed to the overall sales growth.

Uniqlo closed five stores during the month, taking its total number of stores to 814.