Fast Retailing



Firms With Disposable Funds

Retailers storing up billions of dollars in cash may be easy targets for activist investors wishing to make changes.

clock May 16, 2019Kellie Ell

The "Eve" top by artisan Ivano Tella.

Business Features

Fashion Brand Vida ‘Redefines Growth,’ Addresses Consumption

Vida’s business model “takes what’s best of fast fashion” to help evolve the industry.

clock May 1, 2019Tracey Greenstein

The resale market might be retail's next big disruptor.


Retail’s Latest Disruptor: The Resale Industry

Here’s what we know about the fast-growing channel.

clock April 30, 2019Kellie Ell

A mock up of the planned Milan Uniqlo store.


Fast Retailing Lowers FY Forecast, Despite Growth in First Half

The Japanese retailer posted record-high profit and revenue in the half, but revised downward its guidance for full-year operating profit.

clock April 11, 2019Kelly Wetherille

J.W. Anderson x Uniqlo spring 2019

Fashion Scoops

Jonathan Anderson Debuts Third Uniqlo Collaboration in Paris

The collection, which was inspired by British heritage, will hit stores on March 5.

clock February 26, 2019Fleur Burlet

Takashimaya Shinjuku in Tokyo


Retailers in Japan Struggle to Meet Last Year’s Sales Levels

A slowdown in sales to customers from abroad, as well as a competitive sale season, posed challenges for department stores especially.

clock February 4, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Uniqlo Swedish Olympic Team


Uniqlo to Outfit Swedish Olympic and Paralympic Teams

The Japanese brand will provide athletes and officials with clothing for four years.

clock January 24, 2019Kelly Wetherille



Fast Retailing’s First-Quarter Profit Dips on Poor Results From Uniqlo Japan

The company said a warmer-than-usual winter hindered its performance in its home country.

clock January 10, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Retail valuations have fallen as investors struggle to see the path forward.


Retail’s Wild Ride on Wall Street in 2018

A look at some of the best- and worst-performing stocks in the sector.

clock December 31, 2018Kellie Ell

Looks from the Vans x Opening Ceremony collection.


More ‘Fake Vans’

Vans files another trademark infringement lawsuit, this time against Target.

clock December 27, 2018Kellie Ell

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Vans Is Suing Primark Over ‘Fake Vans’

The footwear company says Primark is copying two of its iconic sneakers.

clock December 24, 2018Kellie Ell

A Forever 21 sweater.

Fashion Scoops

Forever 21 Faces Backlash Over ‘Black Panther’ Gear

The fast-fashion retailer apologized and removed a photo of a white model wearing a “Black Panther” sweater.

clock December 19, 2018Kellie Ell

People sit at tables at the Stanford Shopping Center, a Simon Property Group property in Palo Alto, Calif., . Simon Property Group, the nation's largest shopping mall owner, made a $10 billion hostile bid Tuesday to acquire ailing rival General Growth PropertiesSimon Properties General Growth, Palo Alto, USA

Real Estate

Some Malls Are Still Surviving — Even Thriving

Foot traffic in malls owned by Simon Property Group continues to rise, even as online shopping becomes more popular.

clock December 17, 2018Kellie Ell

The "Always Love Sweatshirt" is available on for $15.


Riot Society Suing Fashion Nova for Copyright Infringement

The indie clothing company says Fashion Nova copied one of its best designs, the “Panda Rose.”

clock December 4, 2018Kellie Ell

The Mitsukoshi store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.


November Retail Sales in Japan Stunted by Warm Weather

One fewer weekend day compared with the same month last year also posed a challenge for many stores.

clock December 4, 2018Kelly Wetherille

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