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Japan Department Stores’ July Sales Drop 11.7%

The continued weakness of the Japanese economy and an unusually long rainy season hurt business.

Uniqlo’s July Comps Drop 4.2%

Unusually long rainy season in Japan hurt sales at the fast-fashion chain Uniqlo.

Kao Q1 Net Profit Slides 31%

The global economic downturn is slowing but consumer sentiment is not yet recovering, the company said.

Calling All Shoppers: Retailers Push Mobile Commerce

Net-a-porter, Sears and Galeries Lafayette offer shopping on Web-enabled cell phones.

Uniqlo Same-Store Sales Rise 6.4%

At Uniqlo, sales rise as consumers snap up t-shirts and summer tops.

Takashimaya Sales, Profit Fall

The retailer Takashimaya has not seen any recovery in recessionary Japan.

Kracie Holdings Set to Be Sold

Tokyo-based Kracie Holdings Ltd., a beauty company that was spun off from Kanebo, is set to be sold to hair…

Japan Department Store Sales Fall

In Japan, department stores’ May sales slid 12.3 percent to 511.2 billion yen.

Japan Department Stores’ May Sales Fall 12.3%

Retailers post 15th straight month of decline.

Uniqlo Plans to Open Paris Flagship

Japan fast-fashion giant Uniqlo plans to open a sprawling Paris flagship this fall in the city's bustling…

Winser Departs From Aquascutum

Kim Winser stepped down after her bid to buy the brand was rebuffed by Aquascutum’s Japanese parent Renown…

International Trade Shows: Bang for the Bucks

Buyers seek more value for their trade show dollar.

Apparel Sales Sink in Japan

Women’s wear sales at department stores fell 13.6 percent last month.

Uniqlo’s April Comps Climb 19.2 Percent

Warm weather and sales promotions drive sales growth.

Kao FY Net Profit Slips 3.2%

Slumping demand for personal care products and prestige cosmetics hit the company.