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Uniqlo Pressured to Halt Russia Sales After CEO Vows to Stay

  • Retailers and other multinationals pulling out of Russia
  • Russia has largest number of Uniqlo stores outside Asia
Uniqlo entered the Russian market in 2010.

Uniqlo entered the Russian market in 2010.

Photographer: Christopher Occhicone/Bloomberg

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Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co. faces mounting pressure over its plans to keep operating stores in Russia, even as other global retailers including fast-fashion rivals Hennes & Mauritz AB and Zara’s Inditex SA pause sales in the country over President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.