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 2016. ...

Smart underwear that measures health data developed

/ Jan 7, 2016

Smart underwear that measures health data developed

An upcoming trade fair in Tokyo will showcase wearable devices that include underwear that can measure the wearer's heart rate, calorie consumption and back straightness. The machine-washable garment, knitted with conductive metallic textiles, was developed by major underwear maker Gunze Ltd. in collaboration with NEC ...

Fukushima clothing chain expands in China

Apr 4, 2014

Fukushima clothing chain expands in China

A Japanese maker of casual wear for young women is expanding operations in China with its "kawaii" (cute) clothing. "I love cute Japanese clothes and buy them here repeatedly because they are inexpensive," said Wang Tianyi, a 19-year-old college student who visited Honeys Co.'s store ...

Clothing retailers boost large-size women's lineup

Apr 11, 2013

Clothing retailers boost large-size women's lineup

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Department stores and other retailers are expanding their lineup of large-size clothes to meet growing demand among big women wishing to don fashionable apparel. Nissen Co., a leading mail-order company based in the city of Kyoto, opened a store in the Parco Part3 building in ...