Uniqlo USA promotes retail veteran Larry Meyer to CEO
New York -- Uniqlo, a division of Japan’s Fast Retailing, announced the promotion of Lawrence (Larry) H. Meyer to CEO of Uniqlo USA.
Meyer left his post as executive VP of Forever 21 to join Uniqlo in January 2013 as COO. Prior to Forever 21, he served as CFO of Gymboree.
In his new role, Meyer will oversee the day-to-day operations of Uniqlo and hold responsibility for the ongoing development of the company’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 U.S.-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, which recently opened a total of 10 new locations 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 has 17 stores in the United States, as well as its e-commerce site. The fast-growing retailer has a total of more than 1,200 stores in 14 markets around the world.