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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

The Growth and Business of Lashes and Brows

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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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

Furtuna Skin

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

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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

Garnier SkinActive

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

Takashimaya Shinjuku


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


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

Takashimaya Shinjuku


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.


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.


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

Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi


February Sales by Retailers in Japan Mixed

Duty-free sales to foreign shoppers visiting the country remained strong.

clock March 4, 2019Kelly Wetherille

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As Weekly Sales Gain, Results Reveal Census Bureau Data Hiccup

Weekly sales rose 2.7 percent, year-over-year.

clock February 20, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Shiseido Products


Shiseido Posts Record Full-Year Profit and Sales

Higher sales, an increased operating margin and an extraordinary loss a year earlier all contributed to the growth.

clock February 8, 2019Kelly Wetherille

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Weekly Retail Sales Slide, Shows Snow and Shutdown Impact

Weather also affected results as retail weekly sales fell 1.3 percent.

clock January 23, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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