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Fast Retailing Co Ltd in Apparel and Footwear

September 2019

Headquartered in Japan, Fast Retailing Co Ltd is the parent company of a group of companies engaged mainly in womenswear, menswear and childrenswear. Although still reliant on its main brand Uniqlo in its home market Japan, the business has recently expanded overseas via its Uniqlo brand, but also Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princess tam.tam and GU. The company is now investing heavily in its omnichannel strategy to ensure its relevance with consumers around the globe.

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Euromonitor International's report on Fast Retailing Co Ltd delivers a detailed strategic analysis of the company's business, examining its performance in the Apparel and Footwear market and the global economy. Company and market share data provide a detailed look at the financial position of Fast Retailing Co Ltd, while in-depth qualitative analysis will help you understand the brand strategy and growth prospects of Fast Retailing Co Ltd.

This report examines:

  • Company share by region and sector
  • Brand portfolio
  • New product developments
  • Marketing and distribution strategies

A detailed SWPT analysis of Fast Retailing Co Ltd provides strategic intelligence on:

  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Category and country opportunities for growth
  • Challenges and threats from current competition and future prospects
  • Global and regional market positions

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Euromonitor International's company profile reports are written by our Apparel and Footwear research team, a dedicated group of analysts that knows the industry inside and out. Buy this report to inform your planning, strategy, marketing, sales and competitor intelligence functions.


Executive summary

State of Play

Top companies at a glance
Fast Retailing´s global footprint
Company overview
Increasing market share supports growth

Exposure to Future Growth

China to become a key market
Top 10 rankings unchanged

Competitive Positioning

Shifting away from fast fashion
Uniqlo’s LifeWear concept spreads globally
Blurring boundaries spark competition with sportswear players
Presence in non-sportswear sets FRC apart from competitors
Key categories and markets
Uniqlo brand strong in Asia Pacific
Strong presence in Asia Pacific
Inclusivity key to expansion in other regions


Smartphone becoming increasingly common for product searches
China: presence on local social media platforms helps brands set root
Japan: innovation in self-developed apps

Retailing Strategy

Despite the rapid increase in internet retailing…
…physical outlets remain vital
Physical + digital = phygital approach for efficient distribution

Key Findings

Key findings


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