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Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. history, profile and history video

   Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. is a Japanese retail holding company headquartered in Yamaguchi, Japan. It was founded as Ogōri Shōji Co., Ltd. in 1963 by Tadashi Yanai.

   In September 1991, Ogori Shoji changed its name to Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.


   The company operates multiple fashion brands including UNIQLO, GU, and Theory.

   UNIQLO and GU are Japanese discount casual wear designers, manufacturers and retailers.

   Theory is a New York-based men’s and women’s contemporary fashion label that sells clothes and accessories.

   In addition to these fashion brands, it also owns several other brands, including Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse Tam-Tam, and J Brand.


   With over 56 000 employees in more than 25 countries and regions, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. is considered one of the world’s largest manufacturers and retailers of private-label apparel. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the top 2000 largest public companies in the world and one of the Top Regarded Companies.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and ”www.fastretailing.com/eng”.

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