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.
SINGAPORE, Singapore — Cotton On Group, a clothing chain with 1,300 stores globally, said it will invest in China to step up its overseas expansion and challenge the dominance of Fast Retailing Co.’s Uniqlo and Hennes & Mauritz AB.
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.
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.
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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TOKYO, Japan — Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co. is hiring executives from retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to strengthen the Japanese clothier’s overseas expansion blitz.
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.
After two decades of decline, Japan’s apparel market looks set for an era of growth and relatively stability. JapanConsuming reports.
TOKYO, Japan — Fast Retailing Co., Asia’s largest clothing retailer, forecast profit that missed analyst estimates amid weak consumer sentiment in Japan.