Business

Penney's Hit by Another Key Executive Departure

clock July 20, 2018David Moin

Business

Roberto Cavalli Said Open to New Investors

clock July 20, 2018Luisa Zargani

Beauty

Tmall Global Encourages Italian Beauty Brands to Enter Chinese Market

clock July 20, 2018Sandra Salibian

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Takashimaya Shinjuku in Tokyo

Retail

June Sales Among Retailers in Japan are Mixed

Department stores continued to perform well due to strong demand from overseas visitors, but low-priced retailers didn’t fare as well.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland enters court wearing Uniqlo outfitWimbledon Tennis Championships, Day 1, The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, UK - 02 Jul 2018

Marketing and Promotion

Uniqlo Names Roger Federer Latest Brand Ambassador

The athlete will represent the brand starting with The Championships, Wimbledon 2018.

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Uniqlo Copenhagen

Retail

Uniqlo to Enter Denmark in Spring 2019

The country will become the retailer’s ninth market in Europe.

clock June 26, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Retail

Osaka Quake Leaves Three Dead, Disrupts Transport and Retail

The 6.1-magnitude earthquake damaged buildings, toppled furniture, and halted transportation services

clock June 18, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Mitsukoshi store in Ginza, Tokyo

Retail

May Sales Mixed Among Retailers in Japan

Cooler weather and one fewer holiday dampened sales, while some retailers got a boost from overseas visitors to the country.

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Designs from UT's Kaws x Sesame Street collection.

Fashion Scoops

Uniqlo’s UT Collaborates With Kaws and Sesame Street

The artist formerly designed a “Peanuts” collection of T-shirts for the company.

clock June 1, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Tokyo Midtown Hibiya shopping mallTokyo Midtown Hibiya opening, Tokyo, Japan - 29 Mar 2018The new 35-story building by Mitsui Fudosan Realty is located near Hibiya park and includes offices, restaurants, retail space and a new cinema.

Real Estate

Mixed-Use Tokyo Midtown Hibiya Complex Joins City’s Crowded Retail Scene

The latest development to muscle its way into the crowded shopping field is proving that if you build it, they will come.

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Yoshihiro Murakami

Beauty Features

Kao Revamps the Strategy for Its Cosmetics Business

The company will streamline its brand portfolio, with greater cooperation between Kao and Kanebo.

clock May 18, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Retail

Fast Retailing’s GU to Open in South Korea

The company hopes to emulate the success that sister brand Uniqlo has had in the country.

clock May 16, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Uniqlo Manila Philippines flagship

Retail

Uniqlo to Open Flagship in the Philippines

The store will be the brand’s largest in Southeast Asia and its 15th global flagship.

clock May 14, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Shiseido The Store

Financial

Shiseido’s First-Quarter Net More Than Doubles

Strong sales of prestige products and a cross-border marketing strategy helped to boost the company’s bottom line.

clock May 11, 2018Kelly Wetherille

The Mitsukoshi store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Financial

Isetan Mitsukoshi Posts Full-Year Net Loss

An extraordinary loss related to restructuring cut into the company’s bottom line.

clock May 9, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Tadashi Yanai

Retail

EXCLUSIVE: Uniqlo Continues Global Push, to Enter India

India will be the Japanese retailer’s 22nd market worldwide.

clock May 9, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Uniqlo Hawaii rendering

Human Resources

Former Popeye Editor in Chief Joins Fast Retailing

In his new position, Takahiro Kinoshita will oversee Uniqlo’s overall creative communications.

clock May 1, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Products from the Kanebo brand

Financial

Kao Corp. Net Profit Up 14.9% in First Quarter

Sales also increased, but the profit growth was largely due to tax reasons.

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