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Uniqlo’s fast-evolving supply chain can’t avoid COVID-19 disruptions

China 2393 Cons. Discr. - Apparel 318 Cons. Discr. - Retailing 249 Coronavirus 256 U.S. 4229 Vietnam 250

Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo is facing shipping delays of products from Vietnam of around two weeks due to upstream material supply shortages from China resulting from the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Vietnam accounted for 16.1% of U.S. imports of apparel by value in 2019, with a 10.3% rise offsetting a tariff-linked 8.3% slide in shipments from China. Uniqlo has aggressively moved its sourcing towards Vietnam recently. Vietnam represented 20.2% of U.S. seaborne imports linked to the firm in 2019 compared to 11.5% in 2016. That process has continued recently with a 365% surge in shipments ...

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