Uniqlo reverses position, will close all stores in Russia

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Decision follows multimillion-dollar humanitarian donation and international criticism.

In recent weeks, numerous international organizations have announced that they will not be doing business in Russia as a form of protest against the country’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine. One noticeable exception has been Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo, which has kept its Russian stores open during the conflict, with Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Uniqlo parent company Fast Retailing, taking the position that “Clothes are a life necessity” that the Russian people should not be denied because of the actions of their government.

That position has brought Uniqlo criticism from multiple

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