Japan's Uniqlo targets global stature with fashion identity

Jun 15, 2016

Japan's Uniqlo targets global stature with fashion identity

Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo has leveraged its prowess in mass production to build a fashion empire filled with shelves upon shelves of affordable, good quality items like down jackets, underwear and T-shirts. Now the 17-nation, 1,734-store retailer is on a quest to beat Western ...

Apr 7, 2016

Uniqlo operator logs first-half net profit slump

Fast Retailing Co., the operator of Uniqlo clothing stores, said Thursday that its group net profit in September-February plunged 55.1 percent from a year before to ¥47.04 billion, the first drop in five years on a first-half basis. The drop chiefly reflected sluggish performances ...

Jan 8, 2016

Nishikori renews Uniqlo endorsement deal

Asia’s highest-ranked tennis player, Kei Nishikori, has renewed his endorsement deal with Fast Retailing Co.’s Uniqlo clothing brand. “I have been impressed at how he has continued to evolve as a player,” Fast Retailing chairman Tadashi Yanai said in a statement about the contract ...

Warm winter means damp profits for Fast Retailing

Jan 7, 2016

Warm winter means damp profits for Fast Retailing

Fast Retailing Co. cut its full-year operating profit forecast as unseasonably warm weather worldwide hurt sales of winter clothes for the retailer’s Uniqlo brand of casual wear, the Yamaguchi-based company said Thursday. Operating profit will probably be ¥180 billion in the year ending August ...

Dec 3, 2015

Uniqlo has more stores abroad than in Japan

The number of Fast Retailing Co.’s overseas Uniqlo stores outnumbered its domestic outlets for the first time at the end of November, the company said. Fast Retailing had 864 of the casual clothing stores overseas and 844 in Japan, it said Wednesday. It now ...

Nov 27, 2015

China labor groups chide Uniqlo over continued worker abuses, pollution

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo has failed to improve abusive working conditions or stop environmental pollution in its supplier factories in mainland China, despite having acknowledged the problems months ago, labor rights groups in the country said Thursday. Four clothing factories manufacturing goods for the ...