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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

Takashimaya Shinjuku

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

The Mitsukoshi store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Retail

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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Retail

As Weekly Sales Gain, Results Reveal Census Bureau Data Hiccup

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

clock February 20, 2019Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Financial

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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Retail

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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Technology

High-Tech: How MedMen, ‘Apple Store’ of Marijuana, Educates Staff

Behind the proprietary technology prescribing employee success and delivering consumer expectation for legal cannabis dispensary, MedMen.

clock December 10, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

Michael R. Marra of Fisher Phillips speaks of seasonal hiring.

Human Resources

Think Tank: Don’t Get Caught in the Cold During Seasonal Hiring

Michael R. Marra, co-managing partner of Fisher Phillips, shares his insight on seasonal hires and mitigating legal risk.

clock November 29, 2018Michael R. Marra

SAP and Qualtrics in a $8 billion deal.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In a Move to Take on Salesforce, SAP Acquires Qualtrics

SAP announced its acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc. today in a deal for $8 billion in cash.

clock November 12, 2018Kaley Roshitsh

The Mitsukoshi store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Retail

Isetan Mitsukoshi’s First-Half Profit Jumps, Sales Slip

The company’s bottom line was boosted by a very low comparative base.

clock November 7, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Backstage at Marni RTW Spring 2019

Beauty Features

Prestige Beauty Sales Surpass $4 Billion in Q3

Makeup was the largest, but slowest-growing category, with skin care close behind.

clock November 2, 2018Alexa Tietjen

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Business Features

Research Reveals Revenue-Generating Power of Personalization

The report was sponsored by Mastercard and conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

clock October 8, 2018Arthur Zaczkiewicz

Takashimaya Shinjuku

Retail

June Sales Among Retailers in Japan are Mixed

Department stores continued to perform well due to strong demand from overseas visitors, but low-priced retailers didn’t fare as well.

clock July 3, 2018Kelly Wetherille

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Fashion

Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

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