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Uniqlo parent expands automated-warehouse network into China

Fast Retailing eyes quicker, cheaper deliveries to keep pace with e-commerce boom

Uniqlo is interested in synergies between e-commerce and its physical operations, such as through shipping online orders out of brick-and-mortar stocks.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing will bring an automated warehouse online in China by the end of August as part of a 100 billion yen ($865 million) global investment spree to better tap a growing e-commerce sector.

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