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Uniqlo plans major expansion of kids’ wear line

Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo casualwear brand said on Friday it would expand the range of items in its kids’ and babies’ collection by 50 percent, aiming to bring it on par with its men’s and women’s lines.

Spain’s Inditex, which owns the Zara chain, Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz and Gap Stores Inc already offer a full line of children’s clothes. Fast Retailing is aiming to overtake them to become the world’s top apparel maker by 2020.

Uniqlo said it aims to double revenues for the kids’ and babies’ lines this year but did not provide specific figures.