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Wacoal America announces CEO succession plan Beth Wright | 1 Oct 19

Wacoal America has named Mitch Kauffman as its new CEO following the announcement of Bob Vitale's upcoming retirement after leading the company for seven years.

Wacoal acquires Lively lingerie brand in $85m deal Beth Wright | 2 Aug 19

The US subsidiary of Japanese lingerie manufacturer Wacoal Holdings Corp is to acquire direct-to-consumer innerwear disruptor Intimates Online for US$85m in a move that gives it a new reach into the millennial market.

Wacoal Europe CEO Lewis to step down Katie Smith | 11 Jan 16

Tracy Lewis, CEO of global lingerie business Wacoal Europe, is to step down after 11 years at the helm.

2014: Year in review - Brand winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 17 Dec 14

Successful turnaround plans, strong export growth, and innovative products paid dividends for some brands in 2014, while others were dented by takeover talk, adverse currency impacts and unsubstantiated marketing claims.

Companies rapped over caffeine shapewear claims Richard Woodard | 13 Nov 14

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered two companies to pay a total of more than US$1.5m for misleading customers about the claimed slimming effects of caffeine-infused shapewear.

Shapewear firms fined $1.5m for false weight-loss claims Leonie Barrie | 30 Sep 14

Two marketers of women's caffeine-infused shapewear undergarments have agreed to pay more than $1.5m in refunds to consumers for making misleading claims the garments would help them to lose weight and cellulite.

JAPAN: Wacoal Holdings unveils new European structure Katie Smith | 9 Jul 14

Japanese lingerie manufacturer Wacoal Holdings Corp has unveiled a new structure for its European operations, which it says will pave the way for the company's development across the Western Hemisphere.

JAPAN: Wacoal ups outlook on H1 profit growth Katie Smith | 4 Nov 13

Japanese lingerie manufacturer Wacoal Holdings has lifted its full-year earnings outlook after recording a 26.8% increase in first-half net profit, boosted by higher sales.

TAIWAN: Singtex platform to boost coffee-based yarn Leonie Barrie | 16 Oct 13

Taiwan-based fabric developer Singtex Industrial has set up a new platform to boost uptake and new applications for its S.Café coffee-based yarn.

Chinese manufacturers dig into green technology Wang Fangqing | 30 Sep 13

The Chinese textile industry has long been blamed for over-consuming resources and water pollution. And with consumers increasingly keen to take production processes into account when making purchases, brands are keen to improve their image and that of their suppliers.

JAPAN: Wacoal Q1 net income down on investments Petah Marian | 1 Aug 12

Japanese lingerie manufacturer Wacoal posted a slight drop in first-quarter net income on the back of strategic investments.

JAPAN: Wacoal full-year profit soars 148% Katie Smith | 15 May 12

Japanese lingerie firm Wacoal Holdings has today (15 May) posted a 148.2% hike in full-year profits, on the back of higher sales in its branded business and improved profitability in its Japanese subsidiaries.

UK: Wacoal acquires Eveden Group for GBP148m Petah Marian | 30 Mar 12

Japanese firm Wacoal has acquired UK lingerie and swimwear company Eveden Group for GBP148m (US$236.9m), including debt.

JAPAN: Wacoal posts nine-month net profit growth Petah Marian | 31 Jan 12

Lingerie company Wacoal today (31 January) recorded a jump in nine-month net profit as the company said it continued to improve profitability through the structural reform of its domestic operations and through developing its Chinese business.

Chinese makers focus on markets closer to home Wang Fangqing | 24 Oct 11

China's perpetually rising costs and currency have, of late, been undermining the country's export industry. But they have also encouraged Chinese clothing retail entrepreneurs to focus on their domestic market - most notably its demographic of Internet-savvy, younger generation consumers.

US: Lycra beauty fabrics scheme extended just-style.com | 19 Jul 11

A year after the launch of its Lycra beauty fabric programme, fibre producer Invista is extending the certification scheme from intimate apparel to swimwear, and adding new mills and qualifying fabrics to its line-up.

JAPAN: Wacoal and Gunze look to expand Asia network Michael Fitzpatrick | 27 Nov 09

Two of Japan’s top lingerie brands, Wacoal Holdings Corp and Gunze, are expanding their Asian store networks to meet demand for a rising number of middle class Asian women intent on buying fine lingerie.

JAPAN: Wacoal FY profit up 5.2%, adds Lecien unit just-style.com | 8 May 09

Women's underwear maker Wacoal Holdings Corp today (8 May) posted a 5.2% rise in full-year profit, and said it is to acquire Japanese fabric and apparel producer Lecien Corp.

US: Wacoal launches new sports bra range just-style.com | 10 Mar 09

Intimate apparel brand Wacoal has announced the launch of Wacoal Sport, a new functional athletic bra collection for full-figured women.

Emerging markets buoy global lingerie sector just-style.com | 12 Jan 09

Faced with slowing sales in Western markets, lingerie firms are increasingly focusing on emerging markets like Russia and Asia for growth. According to new research, both China and India are likely to see a double digit hike in lingerie sales over the next three years.

JAPAN: Wacoal to open retail stores in Vietnam just-style.com | 5 Dec 08

Japanese apparel company Wacoal Holdings Corporation has confirmed to just-style it will open a store in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, next month to coincide with deregulation of the country’s retail market.

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JAPAN: Lingerie maker Wacoal slashes FY forecast just-style.com | 31 Oct 08

Despite more than doubling profits in the first six months of its financial year, Wacoal Holdings Corp, the world’s largest manufacturer of intimate apparel, has slashed its forecast for the current fiscal year.

ISRAEL: Tefron swings to Q2 loss on Hi-Tex costs just-style.com | 14 Aug 08

Seamless intimate apparel, active wear maker Tefron Ltd today (14 August) has swung to a second quarter loss, despite higher revenues across all product lines, as it continues to be hampered by high costs in its Hi-Tex division.

US: Wacoal develops 'Top Solution' bra just-style.com | 7 Jul 08

Intimate apparel brand Wacoal has introduced a new type of bra called 'Top Solution', which has been designed for women who experience diminished body tone in the top portion of their breasts.

JAPAN: Wacoal takes control of Peach John just-style.com | 19 Dec 07

Major Japanese lingerie maker Wacoal has bought up smaller rival mail order underwear brand Peach John.

JAPAN: Poor weather hits Wacoal H1 profits just-style.com | 12 Nov 07

Rollercoaster weather in its home Japanese market sent first-half net profits crashing 70% at Wacoal Holdings, the world’s largest intimate apparel manufacturer.

JAPAN: Wacoal Holdings’s Q1 net income decreases 16.3% just-style.com | 31 Jul 07

Women’s apparel group Wacoal Holdings has posted first quarter net income of JPY2.77bn (US$22.3m), down 16.3% compared to the same period last year.

JAPAN: Wacoal triples full-year income to US$75m just-style.com | 11 May 07

Japanese underwear firm Wacoal Holdings Corp has increased full-year profit by 220%, primarily as a result of strong domestic growth.

JAPAN: Wacoal develops posture-enhancing bra and panty just-style.com | 26 Apr 07

Research carried out by Japanese lingerie manufacturer and marketer Wacoal Corporation on body shape and posture has led to the development of new undergarments that firm up muscles and change the shape of the wearers’ body.


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