Uniqlo has had some tough months in recent periods with the weather not playing ball. But the Fast Retailing-owned company said on Tuesday that it was in positive territory in its core Japanese stores, in February.
The global fashion market should grow by 64 billion dollars in five years, according to Kantar. Approximately half of that will come from five major players: Fast Retailing, Inditex, H&M, TJX and Old Navy.
It was the same old story for Uniqlo, the largest chain operated by retail giant Fast Retailing, in January as the company said on Tuesday that its sales in Japan were dented by the wrong kind of weather.
H&M, Uniqlo, Gap and Starbucks among others have taken measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak in China, closing several branches in the Wuhan area and, in some cases, elsewhere in the country too.
Circumstances conspired against Fast Retailing in Q1 with the firm having faced several obstacles in the Asia market. And its Uniqlo chain was also at the mercy of the weather last month as high temperatures hit sales.
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.