// Uniqlo sales rise in July thanks to demand for stay-at-home clothing
// Same-store sales, including online, rose by 4.4% year-on-year during the month
Uniqlo has seen its total sales rise by 4.7 per cent during July when stores had reopened post-lockdown.
Same-store sales, including online, rose by 4.4 per cent year-on-year during the month.
Uniqlo is usually dependent on the weather in the Japanese market to drive sales in its weather-specific items such as its Heattech series.
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However, Uniqlo said that despite the “long spell of rain and low temperatures” same-store sales rose in July thanks to the demand for stay-at-home clothing.
Loungewear sales have increased in demand during lockdown and the demand may continue as Brits work from home due to the ongoing pandemic.
Uniqlo said that its stores are now largely open and that as of the end of July, only seven shops remained temporarily closed, although 93 are still operating shorter working hours.
Last month, Uniqlo said it saw sales surge by 26.2 per cent on its website during June thanks to “higher demand for summer ranges”.