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Uniqlo to open fewer stores in U.S. after missing profit target

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By Chris Gallagher and Christopher Cushing

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much more competitve in the US market than they thought. Itll take a lot lot more money before there brand recognition is more widely know to US customers. They cant call themselves a world leading clothing retailer until they have a good market share of the US. Something I dont see them getting anytime soon.

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****it should draw spot light on employees satisfaction.

****Yeah, I wonder about the life of their factory workers... but so do I about those of other brands, from the cheapest to the more luxury priced ones.

thanks for reply

I am very concerned about the labor environment in their factory, just thinking about their working schedule, that makes me feel bad. Moreover, the shop salesman in different branches in uniqlo in japan, they are struggling to work under their labor environment. at least three years, many employees are leaving the office. The company don't unveil the an employee turnover rate. Job hunting in japan always see the rate as the significant benchmark to decide to work for. But the company don't announce the rate officially.

Surprisingly, the company don't have to compensate for loss of the retire employee, because the company easily get job hunting attention. The company is expanding the business abroad, and keep their profitability reputation.

I wonder the company is going to be thriving in the future.

****Doing it in a totally different industry... I'd say less tought than being foreign in Japan.

you imply living in japan is tough .....................could you tell me a little bit more?

Anyway thanks for comment , so honor to have your comment :)

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catchy name but not trends

Fashion trends are for vapid wasteful youth with too much time and money on their hands.

Has it improved?

Definitely. They started selling casual and youth crap only, and then introduced lines of high quality fabric and a few classics you can wear at the office. They still do 'fancy crap', but less and labels are clearly telling which is which. I am still wearing warming underwear that I got 10 yrs ago (so calculate 6 months a year of weekly laundry).

it should draw spot light on employees satisfaction.

Yeah, I wonder about the life of their factory workers... but so do I about those of other brands, from the cheapest to the more luxury priced ones.

it sounds tough to bring japanese business into different countries.

Doing it in a totally different industry... I'd say less tought than being foreign in Japan.

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Uniqlo doesn't have their own fashion trends, they have catchy name but not trends sorryyyyy.

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Years ago I went to one of their shops in Osaka. I thought the fabric quality was pretty much meh.

Has it improved?

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the challenging let me consider that it sounds tough to bring japanese business into different countries.

In japan, uniqlo is very famous

Cheap, comfortable, Easy

the company always focus on making profitability , customer's satisfactions

in the other hand, more profitability the company gains, the more employees are leaving office because the authority make them work harder in order to seek business profitability.

before expanding their business, it should draw spot light on employees satisfaction. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Most Americans just do not know what is good.

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"Great to hear! Uniqlo brand is bland ,faceless and boring fashion. Good riddance!"

Most of their merchandise are basic fashion staples and not overly styled.

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You forgot to mention affordable. Some people are less worried about fashion than about feeding their kids. Nobody is forcing you to shop there.

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Great to hear! Uniqlo brand is bland ,faceless and boring fashion. Good riddance!

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sad to hear. i like their stuff much more than h&m, zara, and gap. better workmanship, fabric, and comfortable styles. hopefully US consumer will soon recognize this brand name.

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