It hasn’t taken long to hear who’s moving into the location that Superdry is vacating on Regent Street. Fast Retailing has just announced that it will be taking up residence with its Uniqlo and Theory brands.
Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo is likely to report strong same-store sales for June, taking the edge off a profit plunge for owner Fast Retailing due to store closures and weak demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.
While no major fashion firms have been spared, Japan's Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo brand and not far behind the world's No. 2 H&M in sales, looks well placed to cope with the crisis better than rivals.
Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp said Tadashi Yanai, founder and CEO of Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing, will resign as independent board member at the end of the month after 18 years on the job to focus on his fashion business.
A South Korean boycott of Japanese goods is seen dragging down sales at Fast Retailing Co Ltd’s Uniqlo stores, denting otherwise strong financial results due to be announced on Thursday, analysts said.
The CEO of Japanese fashion and retail group Fast Retailing (owner among others of Uniqlo and Comptoir des Cotonniers), said that the group’s top job is better suited to a woman, according to Bloomberg.