Uniqlo eyes speed to take on Zara for global crown

Business / Corporate Mar 17, 2017

Uniqlo eyes speed to take on Zara for global crown

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co. is betting that speed, both in supplying its stores with the latest fashion and getting custom-made products to shoppers, will allow it to overtake apparel powerhouse Zara. Fast Retailing plans to shorten the time it takes from design to delivery ...

Amazon takes on Alibaba from Japan with Chinese-language website

Business Aug 1, 2016

Amazon takes on Alibaba from Japan with Chinese-language website

Just before the stores open in Tokyo's Akihabara electronics district, buses pull up, unleashing Chinese tourists and their credit cards to snap up televisions, rice cookers and other gadgets. Walk into any department store and there they are, buying mascara, T-shirts and other merchandise. China's ...