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Marcus Tan

Business Features

Think Tank: Mitigating the Harmful Side of Unsustainable Consumer Practices

Marcus Tan explains how our culture’s obsession with the new is hurting the environment.

clock November 28, 2017Marcus Tan

Rula Ghani, Laura BushAsia Game Changer Awards, New York, USA - 01 Nov 2017

Parties

Uniqlo’s Tadashi Yanai, the Aga Khan, Dev Patel and More Honored by Asia Society

Fast Retailing Tadashi Yanai’s son Kazumi said his father “is running faster than anyone in the company right now.”

clock November 2, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

The Mitsukoshi store in Ginza, Tokyo

Retail

Retailers in Japan See a Boost in October Sales

Two typhoons couldn’t keep customers from stocking up on winter items, as the month brought colder-than-average temps.

clock November 2, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Toray Industries president Akihiro Nikkaku and  Uniqlo president and ceo Tadashi Yanai

Retail

Uniqlo and Toray: Not Such Strange Bedfellows

Uniqlo and Toray’s partnership demonstrates innovation and grace.

clock October 25, 2017Sharon Edelson

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Business Features

Think Tank: How Retail — and Its Workers — Will Survive Automation

Amit Sharma, founder and chief executive officer of Narvar, identifies five viable jobs in the age of automation.

clock October 20, 2017Amit Sharma

A Uniqlo store in Ginza, Tokyo

Financial

Fast Retailing Posts Record-High Full-Year Profit and Revenue

Strong growth by Uniqlo abroad helped to boost the Japanese company’s bottom line.

clock October 12, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Shibuya crossing in Tokyo

Retail

Japan’s Retailers See Mixed Sales in August

Cooler weather than usual in August negatively affected summer lines, but gave a boost to new fall items.

clock September 4, 2017Kelly Wetherille

GU smart cart smart mirror

Retail

Fast Retailing Brand GU Tweaks Strategy, Sets New Goals for Growth

Uniqlo’s low-priced sister brand will follow in its footsteps, increasing its rate of international expansion.

clock August 24, 2017Kelly Wetherille

The Primark store on Oxford Street

Fashion Scoops

Hong Kong Investor EmergeVest Exits Denim Manufacturer After Merger

JD United Holdings has been merged with Roo Hsing to create a denim manufacturing giant.

clock August 10, 2017Samantha Conti

The Uniqlo To Go vending machine.

Retail

New Uniqlo Vending Machines Sell Jackets and Underwear, but Not Coke

The Japanese retailer is looking to break into new markets.

clock August 2, 2017Sharon Edelson

Uniqlo tapped Marvel for the theme of its T-shirt contest.

Fashion Scoops

Uniqlo Sees Marvel Fan-Favorites Spider-Man and Jessica Jones on Shirts

Japanese retail giant’s love affair with Disney began in 2009.

clock July 21, 2017Sharon Edelson

Uniqlo's London flagship

Retail

Fast Retailing’s Nine-Month Profit Jumps 69.1%

Uniqlo’s parent said the rise was largely due to a foreign exchange gain.

clock July 13, 2017Kelly Wetherille

Aritzia Summer 2017

Financial

Aritzia Continues Winning Streak With Q1 Gains

The Canadian retailer saw sales and profits rise during its first fiscal quarter.

clock July 12, 2017Kali Hays

Gordon Reid, Uniqlo's newest global brand ambassador

Fashion Scoops

Gordon Reid: Uniqlo’s New Global Brand Ambassador

He is the world’s top male professional wheelchair tennis player and the first British athlete to hold the role at the company.

clock July 11, 2017Kelly Wetherille

The Mitsukoshi store in Ginza, Tokyo

Retail

Retail Sales in Japan Increase in June

Earlier-than-usual summer clearance sales, as well as strong demand from overseas visitors, contributed to the rise.

clock July 4, 2017Kelly Wetherille

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Jonathan Saunders and Diane von Furstenberg at the CFDA Fashion Awards after party

Fashion

Jonathan Saunders Resigns as Chief Creative Officer of DVF

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