Fast Retailing


Fast Retailing

) is a Japanese retail holding company. In addition to its primary subsidiary UNIQLO, it owns several other brands, including ASPESI, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Foot Park, and National Standard.

The company is also affiliated with the American-Japanese clothing brand Theory through the acquisition of "an equity stake in Link Theory Holdings Co Ltd, the marketer of the Theory and Helmut Lang apparel brands, in 2004". [ [http://www.just-style.com/factsheet.aspx?ID=156/ Apparel and textile industry factsheets ] ]

In 2007, Fast Retailing unsuccessfully offered a bid of $900 million for Barneys New York department store to the Jones Apparel Group. [ [http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/07/06/sports/barney.php/ Fast Retailing of Japan makes offer of $900 million to buy Barneys - International Herald Tribune ] ]

History

Fast Retailing was founded in 1963 by Tadashi Yanai.

References

External links

*en icon [http://www.fastretailing.com/ Fast Retailing corporate]


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