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Wacoal America announces CEO succession plan

1 October 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Wacoal acquires Lively lingerie brand in $85m deal

2 August 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Wacoal Europe CEO Lewis to step down

11 January 2016 | Katie Smith

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

2014: Year in review - Brand winners and losers

17 December 2014 | Lee Adendorff

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.... read more

Companies rapped over caffeine shapewear claims

13 November 2014 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more

Shapewear firms fined $1.5m for false weight-loss claims

30 September 2014 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal Holdings unveils new European structure

9 July 2014 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal ups outlook on H1 profit growth

4 November 2013 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

TAIWAN: Singtex platform to boost coffee-based yarn

16 October 2013 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

Chinese manufacturers dig into green technology

30 September 2013 | Wang Fangqing

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.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal Q1 net income down on investments

1 August 2012 | Petah Marian

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

JAPAN: Wacoal full-year profit soars 148%

15 May 2012 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

UK: Wacoal acquires Eveden Group for GBP148m

30 March 2012 | Petah Marian

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

JAPAN: Wacoal posts nine-month net profit growth

31 January 2012 | Petah Marian

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.... read more

Chinese makers focus on markets closer to home

24 October 2011 | Wang Fangqing

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.... read more

US: Lycra beauty fabrics scheme extended

19 July 2011 | just-style.com

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.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal and Gunze look to expand Asia network

27 November 2009 | Michael Fitzpatrick

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.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal FY profit up 5.2%, adds Lecien unit

8 May 2009 | just-style.com

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.... read more

US: Wacoal launches new sports bra range

10 March 2009 | just-style.com

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

Emerging markets buoy global lingerie sector

12 January 2009 | just-style.com

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.... read more

Top stories on just-style this week...

5 December 2008 | just-style.com

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal to open retail stores in Vietnam

5 December 2008 | just-style.com

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.... read more

JAPAN: Lingerie maker Wacoal slashes FY forecast

31 October 2008 | just-style.com

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.... read more

ISRAEL: Tefron swings to Q2 loss on Hi-Tex costs

14 August 2008 | just-style.com

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.... read more

US: Wacoal develops 'Top Solution' bra

7 July 2008 | just-style.com

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.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal takes control of Peach John

19 December 2007 | just-style.com

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

JAPAN: Poor weather hits Wacoal H1 profits

12 November 2007 | just-style.com

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

JAPAN: Wacoal Holdings’s Q1 net income decreases 16.3%

31 July 2007 | just-style.com

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.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal triples full-year income to US$75m

11 May 2007 | just-style.com

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

JAPAN: Wacoal develops posture-enhancing bra and panty

26 April 2007 | just-style.com

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.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal net income up 40% in H1

13 November 2006 | just-style.com

Wacoal Holdings said net income jumped 40.4% during the first half of the year as net sales grew 1.6%.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal FY profit plummets 59%

11 May 2006 | just-style.com

Intimate apparel producer Wacoal Holdings reported a 59% slump in full-year net profit despite raking in sales of JPY164.1bn (US$ US$1.48bn).... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal Cuts Workforce By 10%

3 October 2005 | just-style.com

Women’s underwear maker Wacoal Holdings Corp says it is axing ten per cent of its workforce as part of a reshuffle of the business.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal To Become A Holding Company

11 May 2005 | just-style.com

Ladies’ underwear manufacturer Wacoal Corp is to become a holding company from 1 October to enable better execution of acquisitions and mergers as well as to allow it to carry out a restructuring strategy, according to Kyodo News Service.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal FY Sales Slip 0.3%

11 May 2004 | just-style.com

Intimate apparel giant Wacoal Corp has posted a 0.3 per cent slip in net sales to Y163.2 billion for fiscal 2003, down from Y163.7bn in the previous year.... read more