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Retail

Mastercard Report: June Retail Sales Rise 11 Percent

After a string of monthly sales growth, retailers are poised for robust back-to-school and holiday sales.

clock July 9, 2021David Moin

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Retail

Retail Sales in Japan Spike in April Due to COVID-19 Measures

Sales rose on a low comparative base but are likely to fall again in May.

clock May 14, 2021Kelly Wetherille

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Financial

Shiseido Posts Q1 Net Loss, Increased Sales and Operating Profit

The company also revised its guidance, raising its net profit forecast but lowering sales and operating forecasts.

clock May 12, 2021Kelly Wetherille

Retail

Retail’s Rebound Sustained Through April

Americans are spending again, eager to go out again, and reconnect with friends and family.

clock May 6, 2021David Moin

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Financial

Shiseido Posts 2020 Net Loss, Looks to Brighter Future

Japan’s largest cosmetics company said it plans to return to the black with its current fiscal year.

clock February 9, 2021Kelly Wetherille

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Beauty Features

The Growth and Business of Lashes and Brows

Eye makeup was the most profitable segment in cosmetics last year in the U.S., with a sales revenue of $1.96 billion, according to market and consumer data firm Statista.

clock February 5, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

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Financial

Fast Retailing’s Q1 Net Slips 0.7%, Operating Profit Grows

The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected sales from Uniqlo International, but performance from Uniqlo Japan was strong.

clock January 14, 2021Kelly Wetherille

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Skin Care

Furtuna Skin, Sourced From a Private Farm in Sicily, Is Growing

The skin-care label will next launch a $285 eye cream, out in March 2021.

clock October 30, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

Shopping cart on the screen.

Marketing and Promotion

Time to Court the High Spenders? Report Reveals Key Online Spending Trends

Bluecore’s 2020 Retail Email Benchmark Report examines conversion rates across multiple categories. The comparison is eye-opening.

clock October 22, 2020Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Beauty Features

By the Numbers: Softening Declines in the Mass Market

New numbers from IRI show softening declines in key color categories.

clock October 2, 2020James Manso

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Retail

Japan’s Retail Sales Remain Lows as GDP Nosedives

A continued lack of international travelers to the country and a stifling heat wave negatively impacted August sales.

clock September 10, 2020Kelly Wetherille

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Business Features

Finding Opportunities to Maximize Profits, Increase Sell-through

New study reveals insights into how retailers and brands can best price products to meet demands and minimize risks.

clock October 3, 2019Alexandra Pastore

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Retail

August Sales in Japan Mixed but Largely Positive

A strong typhoon forced temporary closures in some regions, dampening sales.

clock September 3, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Claudio Marenzi, head of Italy’s Confindustria Moda.

Markets

How Worried Should the World’s Apparel Industry Be About Germany’s Slowdown?

Germany is one of the world’s biggest markets for fashion and last week, its economic growth was downgraded again. Are ongoing issues there going to start impacting major fashion players elsewhere?

clock May 13, 2019Cathrin Schaer

A mock up of the planned Milan Uniqlo store.

Financial

Fast Retailing Lowers FY Forecast, Despite Growth in First Half

The Japanese retailer posted record-high profit and revenue in the half, but revised downward its guidance for full-year operating profit.

clock April 11, 2019Kelly Wetherille

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