Uniqlo may get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to Fast Retailing news, but the parent company’s GU chain is also doing interesting things and the brand is about to open a ‘next-generation’ store in Japan.
Fast Retailing has announced it has developed a new denim washing process which will help it save 3.7 billion litres of water by 2020, when the technology will be used to make all jeans sold by the group.
Fast Retailing, owner of Japan’s popular clothing chain Uniqlo, booked a record annual profit and forecast even stronger results in the current year, helped by growth in Asia and a recovery at its US stores.
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Uniqlo has launched a new campaign to celebrate its upcoming arrival in Amsterdam. Dubbed ‘To A New Everyday', it features seven Amsterdam-based individuals and their shared values with the Japanese retailer.
Fast Retailing is rolling out its Uniqlo chain further in key established markets as well as developing countries, and has just opened in retail giant H&M’s home market of Sweden, while also planning a Vietnam debut.