Fast Retailing vows to stop abuses at garment factories

Feb 19, 2015

Fast Retailing vows to stop abuses at garment factories

Clothing empire Fast Retailing Co. says it will expand monitoring of its suppliers following complaints over labor violations and other problems. Yukihiro Nitta, in charge of corporate social responsibility at the clothing giant, said Wednesday the company’s oversight will extend to the fabric manufacturers ...

Uniqlo under fire for 'unsafe' factories

Jan 14, 2015

Uniqlo under fire for 'unsafe' factories

Clothing giant Uniqlo has come under fire for buying supplies from Chinese factories accused of putting workers at risk in dangerous conditions, with sewage on the factory floor, extremely high temperatures and poor ventilation. The claims made by a Hong Kong-based human rights group ...

Jan 9, 2015

Fast Retailing's profit beats estimates as Uniqlo sales surge

Fast Retailing Co. reported a 64 percent spike in quarterly profit after selling more Uniqlo casual wear than expected in Japan and overseas, while the weakening yen further boosted returns. Net income rose to ¥68.8 billion in its fiscal first quarter ended in November, ...

Oct 29, 2014

Seven & I to challenge online retailers with same-day delivery

Retail giant Seven & I Holdings Co. next year will start providing same-day delivery of products sold online by its group stores, a source close to the matter said Wednesday. The operator of the Ito-Yokado supermarket chain as well as Seibu and Sogo department ...

Uniqlo aims to up sales with opening in Australia

Apr 16, 2014

Uniqlo aims to up sales with opening in Australia

Casual clothing chain Uniqlo opened its first store in Australia on Wednesday, with some 300 shoppers lining up early in an indication of high interest. Australia is the 16th overseas market for the chain and the first in the Southern Hemisphere, except Indonesia, which ...

Uniqlo set to boost staff status

Mar 19, 2014

Uniqlo set to boost staff status

Fast Retailing Co. plans to turn about 16,000 of the 30,000 part-timers at its domestic Uniqlo casual clothing stores into regional regular employees, company sources said Wednesday. The company has begun interviewing candidates for regular employment with the aim of implementing the plan over ...