Fast Retailing brand Uniqlo’s same-store sales (including online) in July rose by 4.4 per cent year-on-year. Its total sales rose by 4.7 percent.
Uniqlo is usually heavily dependent on the weather in the Japanese market with the right temperatures at the right time of year regularly helping to boost or suppress sales of its basics such as T-shirts or its weather-specific items such as its Heattech series.
But this time, despite the long spell of rain and low temperatures experienced during the month, same-store sales rose in July on the back of strong sales of items that perfectly suited the recent demand for stay-at-home clothing. The company also said that its stores are largely open and that as of the end of July, only seven shops remained temporarily closed, although 93 are still operating shorter working hours due to the pandemic.