Since its foundation in 1958, JUN has offered fashion and a wide variety of cultural opportunities such as a winery, golf courses, restaurants, music and advertisement for the past 60 years. The various businesses are united under the company’s “Vision FFF” theme, with the three F’s representing FASHION, FOOD and FITNESS. In addition to its key brands such as ROPÉ, which celebrated its 50th anniversary, ROPÉ PICNIC and ADAM ET ROPÉ, the company has continued to role out new projects, which includes a fashion/food enterprise SALON adam et ropé. JUN is also known to collaborate with creators of various industries such as Rinka and Hiroshi Fujiwara, which has been key to its success. With 65 billion in sales (as of Sept 2017) and over 400 stores around Japan, the company hopes to preserve traditions while creating new values in this ever-changing world through its innovative businesses.
“We have 5 mottos which define our actions -Human First, Extreme Quality, Happiness for Everyone, Global Identity, Be Foolish-” and our other slogan “YOU ARE CULTURE.” encourages participation in creative and cultural development which generates economic growth.
Q. What are you recently focused on or what new ideas do you have for the future?
As we believe ‘fashion’ is not limited to textiles and has a rather broader meaning, we have taken on new initiatives in various other industries such as food, health and fitness. The food industry is filled with new discoveries, and we are committed in food retail development. In June 2018, we are also launching B.I.F (BUDO INSPIRED FITNESS), a fitness studio for women based on martial arts. We are dedicated in offering a range of health and fitness services.
Q. Do you have any memories from working with LUMINE that you would like to share?
Our partnership with LUMINE is a deep relationship which is difficult to describe in memories. LUMINE has created various strategies to help our store sales mem- bers and with this, it has become like a second home to them. We believe that initiatives like this that evolve around people is what has led our success.