Fashion giant Fast Retailing revenues rocketed 40% year on year for its first quarter to November.

Same-store sales jumped 21% and operating profit soared 49% to JPY61.1bn (£419m).

Fast Retailing said the performance was driven by new products, the opening of its Paris Uniqlo global flagship store, the launch of the +J collection for Uniqlo and increased sales of Heattech functionalwear.