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Asics will be distributed in Argentina by Dass

Mar 22, 2021 / Argentina
The Japanese-based sportswear brand is delegating the distribution of its branded products in Argentina to Brazilian-based company Dass

Revenue down by 13.0% at Mizuno

Feb 19, 2021 / Japan
The Osaka-based sportswear company reported revenue down by 13.0% in the first nine months of the current fiscal year. Sales decreased significantly in all regions due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Japan Retail: YoY November retail sales could be misleading for 2021 forecasts

Premium ContentFeb 1, 2021 / Japan
Looking at the most recent Year-on-Year retail sales variation in Japan can be quite misleading for any forecast, as retail sales in October-November seem to have been scarcely affected by the new COVID-19 outburst, when compared to 2019. In the same period the price indexes also showed little or no reaction to the pandemic, as they are at the same level as one year ago. The concern comes from a consumer confidence indicator which began to fade away in December

The world's largest trade agreement

Nov 20, 2020 / World
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership was signed by China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia, plus ten Southeast Asian economies, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei

Imports of footwear with a dark picture in the first semester

Premium ContentNov 9, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The most recent statistics for footwear trade in 2020 show a very dark, albeit expected, picture. In the first semester of the year, footwear imports fell in almost every country

US remains by far the world’s largest importer of footwear

Premium ContentAug 11, 2020 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the conclusions of the World Footwear 2020 Yearbook, recently published by APICCAPS and containing a deep analysis of the footwear industry in 2019. The publication also contains Country Profiles for 84 markets

Tapestry stores continue closed in many locations but China re-opened

Apr 14, 2020 / United States
Tapestry has extended store closures in North America and Europe for an additional two weeks (through the 24th of April). Stores in China have re-opened

Covid-19 in Asia: latest update

Premium ContentMar 25, 2020 / Asia
After reporting the situation in Vietnam, Republic of Korea and Malaysia, today we bring you more news from Cambodia and Japan

EU-Japan EPA: a practical guide for footwear companies

Premium ContentFeb 4, 2020 / Japan
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and Japan entered into force last year creating the largest open trade zone in the world. Today we bring you a practical guide for footwear companies

EU-Japan EPA: a practical guide for footwear companies

Premium ContentJan 21, 2020 / European Union
The Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan entered into force last year creating the largest open trade zone in the world. Today we bring you a practical guide for footwear companies

Asics expands global tennis sponsorships

Jan 10, 2020 / Japan
The Japan-based brand announced the sponsorship of Borna Coric and Caroline Garcia ahead of the start of the 2020 season. Iga Swiatek also joined Asics Tennis

Mizuno's semester boosted by the American region

Nov 19, 2019 / Japan
Assisted by improved profitability in the Americas Mizuno reported net income rising by 21.7% in the semester despite a decline of 1.7% in sales

Asics extends partnership with IAAF until 2029

Sep 27, 2019 / Japan
The two entities announced the renewal of their partnership and Asics’s commitment to the world of athletics with the signing today of a new 10-year agreement as an Official IAAF Partner

Uniqlo to switch from plastic to paper bags

Jul 22, 2019 / Japan
Japanese-based retailer announced it will be using paper shopping bags instead of the plastic bags from September onwards. With this move, the company is joining the global initiatives to address one of the most important environmental issues: plastic pollution
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