Uniqlo books strong summer sales increase at home

09/3/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Fast Retailing's Uniqlo stores booked a 29% rise in same-store sales in August, its biggest jump since October 2009, amid sweltering heat that sent shoppers scurrying for summer clothes, the company said. "Usually retailers prepare autumn goods from the end of the month, but because it was so hot so customers kept coming," said Mikihiko Yamato, deputy head of research at JI Asia in Tokyo.

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