Japanese retailer Uniqlo revealed today that it had ordered two suppliers to better the standards of their factory working conditions, following an inspection by the brand which found a range of problems such as excessive working hours
Luxury fashion brand Alexander McQueen has plans to open its first ever Parisian store – a lease has been signed for a property on the chic Rue Saint Honor, in a location that was owned previously by US company Brookes Brothers.
Japanese e-commerce brand Rakuten Inc has announced it will launch a budget smartphone service that costs roughly a third of the standard monthly fees that Japan’s three main operators charge, in a move that will intensify price competition.
Starbucks has revealed plans to take on complete ownership of its Japanese sector for in excess of $900 million – in order to strengthen its power in what is the second-biggest market globally.
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