All Mizuno articles

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    Mizuno’s profits soar


    Bouncing back from a difficult first half of its financial year, Mizuno saw its net income rise nearly six-fold to 1,812 million yen (€14.3m-$17.3m) in the fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31, 2020. Revenues progressed by 9 percent to ¥40,492 million (€318.7m-$387.6m), led by a rebound in U.S. ...

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    Mizuno partners with Italy’s Fiamme Gialle athletic team


    Mizuno will be the official technical partner of Gruppi Sportivi Fiamme Gialle for the athletic section. “Fiamme Gialle” is the name given to athletes from the sports groups of Guardia di Finanza, Italy’s law enforcement agency for financial crime and smuggling. The prestigious military sports group comprises around ...

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    Mizuno establishes European headquarters in the Netherlands


    Joining many other sports brands that have their European hub in the Netherlands , Mizuno has established a new company for its European business, Mizuno Europe B.V. , headquartered in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The new company, which is a 100 percent subsidiary of Mizuno, will begin operations ...

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    Mizuno's weak results softened in the latest quarter


    The impact of restrictive measures to contain Covid-19 in Japan weighed on Mizuno ’s results for the first half of its fiscal year ending on March 31, 2021. The Japanese group’s revenues declined by 22.5 percent from the year-ago period to 66.2 billion yen (€537.7m-$639.0m). The gross margin narrowed by ...

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    Vulcabras takes over Alpargatas’ Mizuno license


    An asset reshuffle involving three of Brazil’s leading footwear manufacturers will result in Vulcabras Azaleia focusing on sports with its Olympikus brand and the distribution of Under Armour in Brazil, while getting out of the women’s sector and taking over a Mizuno license from Alpargatas, ...

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    Mizuno’s sales fall by 32%


    Sales decreased significantly in all regions where Mizuno operates due to the impact of the pandemic. The Japanese group’s revenues for the first fiscal quarter ended on June 30 were off by 32.0 percent from the year-ago quarter to 28,700 million yen (€229.0m-$268.9m). The gross margin narrowed by 3.3 ...

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    Alpargatas thrives abroad in a challenging context


    Despite the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Alpargatas , the parent company of Havaianas and Osklen , managed to grow its revenues outside the domestic Brazilian market in the second quarter. Overall sales declined by 19.6 percent to 680.5 million Brazilian reais (€108.6m-$128.6m), while the gross margin expanded ...

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    Mizuno to support Honolulu Marathon


    Mizuno will be one of the sponsors for the 2020 Honolulu Marathon , in Hawaii, scheduled for Dec. 13. The Japanese sporting goods and apparel brand will be supplying all finisher, commemorative and volunteer shirts and selling merchandise at the Honolulu Marathon Expo . The Honolulu Marathon is particularly ...

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    Mizuno launches a new energy-return footwear technology, Mizuno Enerzy


    Mizuno is introducing Mizuno Enerzy , an innovative footwear technology that has been designed to deliver high energy return and enhanced softness. The purpose of the technology, which is the result of more than two years of development and testing, is to allow athletes to retain more of the ...

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    Mizuno’s profit drops by 23%, but Europe improves


    Lower sales of running shoes, combined with a weak home market for golf and other sporting goods , weighed on Mizuno ’s sales for its fiscal year ended on March 31. The Japanese group’s revenues declined by 4.7 percent from the previous year to 169,700 million yen (€1.45bn-$1.62bn). The ...

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    Mizuno appoints new country manager for Germany and Austria


    Mizuno, the Japanese sporting goods manufacturer, has recently appointed Christian Wiesender as country manager for Germany and Austria. In this function, he will not only support existing customers, but also promote the company’s sales strategy and brand communication in both markets. Wiesender will work closely with Jean-Paul von ...