Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo, announced that around 100 of its outlets have reopened in China since last week.
However, about a third of its 750-strong ones remained closed owing to the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus.
Reportedly, the firm is also gradually opening some of its partner factories.
The company said that few of its items in its Spring/Summer Uniqlo U collection, which were to go on sale on Friday, were being delayed because of the prolonged disruption of its supply chain, which started to impact the business outside China as well.
China has been a key growth market for Uniqlo and the brand’s mix of affordable basics and occasionally trendy items has been a huge success among country’s fast growing middle class population.
Fast Retailing had temporarily closed over 10 per cent of its Uniqlo stores in China earlier in January.
Here it’s important to note that around 100 locations, especially in the Hubei province and its capital Wuhan, have been significantly affected.
The firm had stalled business at all its 17 locations inside Wuhan, after a transportation lockdown in the city made it almost impossible for the staff members to travel for work.