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Oct 15

Fast Retailing upgrades e-commerce

With retailers now firmly in control of their supply chains, and e-commerce growing quicker than any other sales channel, the major brands are just beginning to initiate moves to take better control over logistics functions too. Last month Fast Retailing completed a deal with Daiwa House aimed at improving distribution both at home and overseas. […]

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Apr 15

GU: sales of ¥100 billion this year

GU has grown from scratch to sales of ¥83 billion in seven years and expects to hit ¥100 billion this year. It continues to expand store numbers rapidly while working on new, more fashionable merchandising as it begins to expand overseas. GU, Fast Retailing’s second chain, is forecasting sales will hit ¥100 billion for the […]

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Feb 15

Fast Retailing the multi-national

A new listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange is part of Fast Retailing’s wider strategy to globalise its operations in a bid to get its stores into every key international market. Non-Japanese sales are certainly rising fast on the back of a rapid store roll out, but profitability remains elusive in some markets and […]

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Dec 17

Uniqlo: the only road is overseas

Fast Retailing finally achieved its target of ¥1 trillion in sales for the year ending August 2013. It took four years more than originally hoped, but is still a significant achievement as the first apparel firm to break this iconic target. The company claims to be still on track to meet CEO Tadashi Yanai’s next […]

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