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Employees at Uniqlo Korea Anxious as CEO Email Mentions ‘Restructuring’

Employees at Uniqlo Korea Anxious as CEO Email Mentions ‘Restructuring’

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are anticipating layoffs at the South Korean unit of Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo, which has been hit hard by last year’s national boycott movement against Japanese products. Chief executive of FRL Korea, an operator of Uniqlo Korea, recently mentioned the term ‘restructuring’ in an email. The email written [...]

Japanese Retailer Posts Net Plunge in S. Korea amid Trade Row

Japanese Retailer Posts Net Plunge in S. Korea amid Trade Row

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean unit of Japanese conglomerate Fast Retailing Co. said Thursday its net profit fell 9.9 percent in the January-September period from a year earlier due to local sentiment against Japanese products. The company, which sells Uniqlo and GU brand products, said in a regulatory filing that its [...]

Uniqlo’s Marketing Offensive Raises Controversy

Uniqlo’s Marketing Offensive Raises Controversy

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Uniqlo has sparked yet another round of controversy by distributing free Heattech shirts as part of a new marketing offensive. The Japanese apparel company, as part of its 15th Anniversary promotional event, is giving out 100,000 heat-tech shirts on a first come, first served basis to all customers purchasing [...]

Asahi and Uniqlo Take Desperate Measures for Survival in S. Korea

Asahi and Uniqlo Take Desperate Measures for Survival in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese beer brands and Uniqlo, major companies affected by the boycott movement in South Korea, are taking desperate measures for survival. Lotte Asahi Liquor Co, the official importer of Asahi beer, has lowered beer prices by 30 percent. Sapporo beer importer M’s Beverage also lowered prices for its beer [...]

Uniqlo Sales Plunge Despite Special Discounts

Uniqlo Sales Plunge Despite Special Discounts

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Uniqlo, a Japanese fashion retailer targeted by the boycott movement in South Korea following Japan’s restrictions on exports to the country, has suffered a plunge in sales despite massive discount offers. Rep. Park Kwang-on reported based on a compilation of data collected from eight credit card companies in South [...]

Uniqlo Begins Marketing Offensive in S. Korea

Uniqlo Begins Marketing Offensive in S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo is coming back to strengthen its presence in the South Korean market after a setback caused by the boycott movement against Japanese products that began last July. Uniqlo’s new commercial, however, has rekindled controversy following complaints that the ad made fun of Japanese sex slaves. [...]

Uniqlo to Halt Ad After Allegations of Defaming Sex Slave Victims

Uniqlo to Halt Ad After Allegations of Defaming Sex Slave Victims

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo said Sunday that it will suspend a new advertisement following allegations that the advertisement defamed victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery. Uniqlo’s latest commercial, aired globally, sparked suspicions in South Korea that it could be intended to ridicule sexual slavery victims due to a difference [...]

Jongno Uniqlo to Shut Down in the Midst of Japan Boycott

Jongno Uniqlo to Shut Down in the Midst of Japan Boycott

SEOUL, Aug. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo, which has been hit the hardest by the boycott triggered by Japan’s export restrictions to South Korea, will begin the process of shuttering its branch in Jongno 3-ga. The five-story building in central Seoul, where the branch is located, had a large “for rent” sign [...]