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  • Aug 23, 2014
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Uniqlo is Japan's leading clothing retail chain, and also has outlets in China, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Labour crunch pushes Japanese firms to reform

Don Quijote and Uniqlo, two of Japan's best-known mass-market retailers, are not waiting for the government's new growth policies due later this month before implementing their own labour reforms.

Friday, 6 June, 2014, 12:22am

Fast Retailing CEO upbeat despite Asia tensions

Japan's Fast Retailing, the parent company of casual wear chain Uniqlo, says slowing economic growth in mainland China and strained Sino-Japanese relations will not hold back its ambition to become the world's largest apparel retailer.

6 Mar 2014 - 12:35am

Retailer hopes Old Navy will bridge China gap

When Gap began an online campaign before it launched its Old Navy label in China, the iconic US clothing retailer asked its potential Chinese customers: have you heard of Old Navy?

Only a few had.

3 Mar 2014 - 3:22pm

Premium offerings at Japanese value shops

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.

8 Oct 2013 - 1:23am

Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing plans Hong Kong listing, sources say

Fast Retailing, the Japanese-based company that operates Uniqlo brand stores, plans to submit a filing with the city's bourse as early as next month for issuing Hong Kong depositary receipts, one of the people said, asking not to be identified.

27 Aug 2013 - 4:18am

Uniqlo brings fashion back to the source in Bangladesh

On a bustling Dhaka street full of buyers looking for deals on export rejects and designer fakes, a flight of stairs leads up to an anomaly in a country known for producing international clothing brands - a global high street fashion store.

5 Jul 2013 - 1:31pm

Store reviews: Topshop & Uniqlo's new flagship

After months of speculation and anticipation, Topshop, Britain’s enormously successful “fast fashion” chain, finally made landfall in Hong Kong this week. The opening drew huge press coverage in the UK, from The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph to The Financial Times. Even flamboyant founder and billionaire Sir Philip Green flew into the city just to cut the ribbon.

10 Jun 2013 - 11:51pm

Uniqlo owner won’t sign Bangladesh safety pact

Fast Retailing, the Japanese operator of the Uniqlo and Theory fashion brands, for now will not sign a legally binding safety pact for factories in Bangladesh, preferring to ramp up its own inspections, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

28 May 2013 - 10:35am

Material world: Uniqlo's Tadashi Yanai found inspiration in Hong Kong

For Tadashi Yanai, Japan's wealthiest man, Hong Kong represents a special place where his vision to create a world-class apparel and retailing business was honed.

29 Apr 2013 - 8:25am

Uniqlo steps up expansion in Hong Kong

Uniqlo, Asia's biggest apparel chain, plans to add as many as six new retail locations across Hong Kong, following today's opening of its 10th global flagship store in Causeway Bay.

26 Apr 2013 - 4:44am