UNIQLO, the leading global retailer and a brand of Fast Retailing, is pleased to announce the promotion of Lawrence (Larry) H. Meyer to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UNIQLO USA.
Larry joined the company in January of this year as Chief Operating Officer (COO), and in his new role will oversee the day-to-day operations of the brand and hold responsibility for the ongoing development of UNIQLO's retail footprint in the USA.
"Larry's steadfast leadership has been a tremendous asset to the company and a key component to our successful growth this year. Building a US-based executive team is a very important step in the next phase of our expansion in the United States, and his promotion is a logical step", said Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President and CEO of Fast Retailing.
UNIQLO recently opened a total of 10 new stores in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and San Francisco, as well as a pop-up shop in New York's Union Square subway station. Currently, UNIQLO has 17 stores in the United States, as well as its ecommerce site.