Fast Retailing, owner of Uniqlo, reported a sales rise of 23% to ¥659.1bn (£4.94bn) for the first nine months of fiscal 2009/10.

The fashion retailer reported a profit rise of 35% to ¥67.2bn (£503.4m) for the period, which ended May 31. Fast Retailing is forecasting sales of ¥815bn (£6.08bn) for the full year and net profit of ¥67.5bn (£505.6m).