By  on May 7, 2009

TOKYO — Uniqlo’s same-store sales rose 19.2 percent in April, as high-than-average temperatures, in-store promotions and television commercials helped drive sales growth.


This is the sixth consecutive month of comps growth for the casual wear chain owned by Fast Retailing Co. Ltd. Uniqlo is one of the few retailers growing in recessionary Japan.

Fast Retailing said while the number of consumers rose 17.6 percent for the month while average spending per consumer was up 1.3 percent.

The same-store figures exclude Uniqlo’s operations outside Japan. Uniqlo is in the process of broadening its international presence. Last month, it opened its first store in Singapore, rounding out its network of boutiques in New York, Paris, Hong Kong and China.

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