|Traded as||TYO: 9983
|Founded|| • 1963 (as Ogori Shoji Co., Ltd.; Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan)
• 1984 (named changed to Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.)
|Headquarters||Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi, Japan|
|Subsidiaries||Uniqlo, et al.|
Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (ファーストリテイリング Fāsuto Riteiringu?) is a public Japanese retail holding company. In addition to its primary subsidiary Uniqlo, it owns several other brands, including J Brand, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Foot Park, g.u., Princess Tam-Tam, and National Standard.
The company was founded as Ogori Shoji Co., Ltd. in 1963 by Tadashi Yanai.
In September 1991, Ogori Shoji changed its name to Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., and was listed on the Hiroshima Stock Exchange in July 1994.
The company also owns the American brand Theory; Fast Retailing acquired "an equity stake in Link Theory Holdings Co Ltd, the marketer of the Theory and Helmut Lang apparel brands, in 2004". It acquired the rest of the company in 2009.
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- Li, Shan. "Fast Retailing buys majority stake in L.A. denim line J Brand". LA Times.
- Socha, Miles (6 November 2013). "Nancy Pedot Named CEO of Comptoir des Cotonniers". WWD. Retrieved 6 November 2013.