Uniqlo Steps up Europe Push With Stores in Berlin and Paris

Uniqlo Store Display | Source: Fast Retailing

PARIS, France — Japanese casual wear chain Uniqlo opens its first store in Germany on Friday, as it accelerates expansion in Europe in a bid by its parent company Fast Retailing Co Ltd to become the world's top fashion retailer by 2020.

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Fast Retailing Gains in Hong Kong Debut, Aims For Bigger China Profile

Uniqlo | Source: Bloomberg

HONG KONG, China — Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co Ltd climbed 7 percent in its Hong Kong trading debut — a listing aimed at raising its profile in China where it plans to expand aggressively as part of its bid to become the world's top clothing firm.

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Uniqlo Billionaire’s Drive for Global Crown Fuels J.Crew Talks

Tom Odell and Dakota Fanning for Uniqlo | Source: Uniqlo

TOKYO, Japan — The Japanese owner of Uniqlo is in talks about a potential acquisition of J. Crew Group Inc., the U.S. retailer owned by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners LP, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Uniqlo Tweaks “Made for All” to Give U.S. Shoppers a 3-D Fit

Uniqlo Global Flagship in Tokyo's Ginza District | Source: Fast Retailing

TOKYO, Japan — Fast Retailing Co's casual clothing brand Uniqlo is rethinking its "Made for All" strategy, looking to offer lower priced lines in smaller Asian cities and more generous sizes to fit the U.S. market, a top executive said on Tuesday.

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Uniqlo’s Main Road is Overseas

Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign | Source: Uniqlo

Uniqlo has reached saturation in Japan and is now focusing almost all of its investment overseas, where it plans to open more than 400 stores in the next few years, with the aim to drive ¥3 trillion in international sales by the end of 2020. To reach this target it may also need to make a major overseas acquisition. JapanConsuming reports.

 

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Fast Retailing to List Hong Kong Receipts; Won’t Sell New Shares

Uniqlo Global Flagship in Tokyo's Ginza District | Source: Fast Retailing

Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co., the Japanese clothing company on an overseas expansion drive, plans to list depositary receipts in Hong Kong. Fast Retailing doesn’t plan to sell new shares or raise funds through the listing, it said in a statement to the Tokyo Stock Exchange today. The receipts will trade on Hong Kong’s stock exchange on March 5, it said.

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Fast Retailing Profit Beats Estimates as Per-Customer Sales Rise

Uniqlo Global Flagship in Tokyo's Ginza District | Source: Fast Retailing

TOKYO, Japan — Fast Retailing Co. profit rose 8.8 percent in the fiscal first quarter, beating analyst estimates, as the Japanese casual clothing chain that doubled in market value last year boosted sales per-customer.

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Bargain Cashmere Tests Thrifty Japan’s Taste for Little Luxuries

Uniqlo Fall 2013 Campaign Starring Chloe Sevigny | Source: Uniqlo

TOKYO, Japan — Cashmere sweaters at Uniqlo. Gourmet coffee and ice cream at 7-Eleven. These incongruously premium offerings by two of Japan's biggest retailers are part of a strategy to lift profit margins by enticing thrifty shoppers to splurge on little luxuries.

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