Alpargatas' sporting goods business shrinks, rubber sandals explode

Strong sales under the Havaianas brand in Brazil helped Alpargatas to raise its total revenues by 8.4 percent to 1,010 million reals (€281.0m-$316.9m) for the quarter ended June 30. Domestic sales were up by 18.5 percent over the year-ago quarter to R$570.5 million (€158.9m-$179.0m), despite a backdrop of low consumption ...

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