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What is Fast Retailing?

Fast Retailing operates several brands worldwide, including UNIQLO, GU, and Theory. Fast Retailing sells high-quality clothing at reasonable prices through an integrated process that encompasses everything from material procurement to planning, production, and sales. UNIQLO is the third largest apparel manufacturer and retailer in the world in terms of sales.UNIQLO, the Group’s core business, has opened approximately 2,200 stores in 22 countries and regions, generating sales of approximately 1.9 trillion yen (as of August 31, 2019). UNIQLO differentiates itself from its competitors by focusing on the concept of LifeWear (the ultimate in everyday wear) and by using high-quality materials and unique products made from functional materials. UNIQLO's growth engine is expanding from Japan to areas in Greater China and Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, GU, with its strength in "fashion and low prices," has grown into a brand that generates sales of approximately 240 billion yen, primarily in the Japanese market.
Fast Retailing is working together on the Ariake Project to transform its business format into an “information manufacturing retailer,” a new industry that turns information into products. By making full use of all kinds of cutting-edge technology, the project aims to create a supply chain that seamlessly links Fast Retailing with its production plants, warehouses, and stores around the world. The transformational change brought about by the Ariake Project will also lead to the creation of a sustainable society by, for example, minimizing environmental impact and creating a production environment that takes human rights into consideration.Through its clothing business, Fast Retailing is committed to transforming the lives of people around the world into more affluent ones and contributing to the sustainable development of society.

Fast Retailing Sales and Transition

Revenue by Business Segment
Note: Data has been presented on a consolidated basis since fiscal 2002.
Data based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) since FY2014.

Comparison with major global SPA (Specialty store retailer of manufactured apparel) companies
Note: Compiled from each company’s annual re port; calculated at the exchange rate as of May 31, 2019 ($1=¥109.37) SPA: Abbreviation for Specialty store retailer of Private label Apparel, an apparel manufacturing and retailing company that integrates all processes from manufacturing to sales, including material procurement, planning, development, manufacturing, distribution, sales and inventory control SPA: Specialty store retailer of private label apparel, an apparel manufacturing and retailing business that integrates all processes from production to sales.

Global Markets Driving Future Growth

Global Markets Driving Future Growth

UNIQLO Business Model

UNIQLO’s integrated business model, which encompasses all processes from planning, planning, production, distribution, and sales, has enabled the company to develop a succession of unique products that no other company can imitate. UNIQLO is expanding its market share around the world as a brand that offers innovative materials developed in collaboration with synthetic fiber manufacturers and basic designs using high-quality natural materials.
Based on the concept of LifeWear, UNIQLO continues to create the ultimate everyday clothing that makes the daily lives of people everywhere more comfortable. In today's highly digitalized society, UNIQLO is evolving into a business model that connects directly with customers and gives immediate shape to their requests.

UNIQLO Business Model

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