|Headquarters||Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi, Japan|
|Revenue||¥1,143 billion (FY2013)|
|¥132 billion (FY2013)|
|Profit||¥90 billion (FY2013)|
|Total assets||¥885 billion (FY2013)|
|Total equity||¥579 billion (FY2013)|
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 February 1999, it was listed on the first section (large companies) of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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.
In 2012, the company purchased an 80% stake of premium denim company J Brand for US$290 million and US$10 million in advisory legal fees.
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