Fast Retailing has announced a “strategic plan to re-articulate the business model” of premium denim brand J Brand. That means it’s shifting it toward direct distribution and will cut some jobs in the months ahead.
Available via an official site and a dedicated Amazon shop, the debut merch collection includes t-shirts and tanks as well as accessories like baseball hats, socks, a drawstring bag and a rainbow sweatband set.
Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing may have taken a 42% pandemic-linked hit in its latest year but it’s forecasting a 60%+ recovery in its operating profit in the current financial year that ends next August.
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.