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.
TOKYO, Japan — Fast Retailing Co.’s Uniqlo brand reported its biggest sales gain in almost four years in Japan as Asia’s largest clothing retailer benefited from strong demand for summer apparel.
TOKYO, Japan— Fast Retailing Co., Asia’s largest clothing retailer, joined Inditex SA and Hennes & Mauritz AB in signing an accord to improve factory safety in Bangladesh after an April garment complex collapse killed more than 1,000 people.
TOKYO, Japan — Fast Retailing Co., Asia’s biggest clothing retailer, fell the most in a month after reporting a drop in third-quarter operating profit due to discounting and increased marketing expenses.
TOKYO, Japan — Fast Retailing Co., Asia’s biggest clothing retailer, reported third-quarter operating profit below analyst estimates amid more discounts at its domestic outlets.
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Uniqlo, owned by Japan's Fast Retailing Co., is opening two stores in Bangladesh, a favourite low-cost sourcing hub for many international retailers but a country where, until now, they have not sold their clothes.
The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.
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TOKYO, Japan — Fast Retailing Co., Asia’s largest clothing retailer, hasn’t decided if it will join a safety pact to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh following the country’s worst industrial disaster.
HONG KONG, China — Armed with empty suitcases and same-day return tickets, an army of mainland Chinese is descending on suburban outlet shopping malls and international fashion chains in Hong Kong, turning cheap into the new chic as luxury falls out of favour.
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
Today, we bring you the first instalment of The China Edit, a weekly curation of the most important must-read fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.