Jul 10, 2015

Rainy season dampens Uniqlo's sales forecast

Fast Retailing Co. raised doubt about meeting its own sales targets for Uniqlo casual wear sales in the current quarter as unseasonably cool weather dampened demand for summer items. The apparel retailer on Thursday maintained its forecast for annual profit at ¥120 billion, 9.8 ...

Jun 17, 2015

Hundreds of workers at supplier to Uniqlo strike over firings

Hundreds of factory workers at a Chinese supplier to Fast Retailing Co. are striking over the dismissal of some of the employees, forcing production to shut down, a labor rights group said. All of the about 900 workers at Artigas Clothing & Leatherwear Co. ...

Apr 24, 2015

Fast Retailing mulling delivery tie-up with Lawson

Fast Retailing Co., operator of the Uniqlo casual clothing chain, is in talks with convenience store operator Lawson Inc. for a tie-up in delivery services, aiming to expand its sales network, company officials said Friday. Asia’s biggest clothing retailer would start a new service ...

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 ...

Jan 27, 2015

Uniqlo set to open two outlets in Toronto

Fast Retailing Co. said Monday it will open two Uniqlo casual wear stores in Toronto in the autumn of 2016, in the brand’s first foray into the Canadian market. The move comes as part of Fast Retailing’s efforts to expand overseas operations of Uniqlo. ...

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, ...

Nov 3, 2014

Plans to redo Boston's iconic Quincy Market stir debate

The market at Boston’s historic and spiritual center, steps from where Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty stoked the fires of rebellion against Britain and a colony took its first shaky steps toward nationhood, is up for a 21st century facelift. Quincy Market, ...