|Traded as||TYO: 9983
TOPIX Large 70 Component
|Headquarters||Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi, Japan|
|Revenue||¥1,861 billion (FY2017)|
|¥176 billion (FY2017)|
|¥909 billion (FY2017)|
|Total assets||¥1388 billion (FY2017)|
Number of employees
Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (株式会社ファーストリテイリング Kabushiki Kaisha 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, G.U., Princesse Tam-Tam, and Theory.
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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