Uniqlo saw same-store sales edge up 0.6% in March

Uniqlo saw same-store sales edge up 0.6% in March

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo saw sales at its Japanese stores climb in March, after warmer weather during the middle of the month kick started sales of spring garments.

The Fast Retailing-owned chain said same-store sales edged up 0.6% in March, compared to the same period last year. 

Sales at Uniqlo's own stores, which include new ones that are less than a year old, grew 4.4%. Total sales, including online, increased 4.2%.

The company opened 12 new stores in March, and closed six.