Japanese casual clothing chain Uniqlo, owned by Fast Retailing, said it plans to sell face masks made of fabric used for its Airism underwear line in response to strong demand for protective gear for the coronavirus.
Change is afoot at the Havaianas parent company: after 21 years with the group, Márcio Utsch is set to step down as CEO in 2019, when he will be replaced by member of the Board of Directors Roberto Funari.
Global Japanese skincare brand Shiseido is on track to boost its piece of the makeup pie, with plans to introduce new beauty products in the coming weeks, ahead of its first re-entry into Sephora since 2009.
Havaianas owner Alpargatas said revenue for the third quarter fell 3.3%, with sales falling in Brazil, Argentina, and at the group’s international division due to increased competition and an increase in prices.
Performance leisure and fitness retailer Realbuzz has opened a store at Liverpool One, kicking off an ambitious expansion programme that will see 30 stores open in the next two years in the UK, the US and Australia.