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    Havaianas sells five NFTs


    Havaianas , the flip-flop brand owned by Alpargatas , has sold its first five NFTs (non-fungible tokens), all designed by Adhemas Batista , an artist who hails from São Paulo but lives in Los Angeles. Grouped under the general title Felicidade (Happiness), the blockchain-bound pieces of digital art sold ...

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    Alpargatas posts 33% jump in Q1 sales


    Alpargatas , the parent company of Havaianas and Osklen , saw first quarter sales rise by 32.7 percent to 901.3 million Brazilian reais (€137.9m-$165.5m), posting its best first quarter in a decade as growth accelerated both domestically and abroad following the continued easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures. Gross ...

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    ​Havaianas in partnership with Fortnite


    Havaianas , the flip-flop brand owned by the Brazilian footwear group Alpargatas , has entered into a partnership with the online video game Fortnite released in 2017 by Epic Games and that currently has 350 million players. Thanks to the collaboration, the Havaianas Summer Island will feature ...

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    Havaianas creates international division


    The Brazilian footwear group Alpargatas has created an international division for its flip-flop brand Havaianas . The division is based in Spain and run by Frédéric Lévy , a seasoned senior manager. Lévy was previously chief executive and president of Coravin , an America startup manufacturing products for ...

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    Brand reshuffle in the Brazilian footwear industry


    An asset reshuffle involving three of Brazil’s leading footwear manufacturers will result in Grendene  boosting its women’s collection, Vulcabras Azaleia  focusing on sportswear and Alpargatas  concentrating on its key brands, including Havaianas .

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    Alpargatas thrives abroad amid challenging context


    Despite the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Alpargatas , the parent company of Havaianas and Osklen , managed to grow its revenues abroad 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 by 2.1 percentage points ...

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    Havaianas launches first collection for the street


    Havaianas , the Brazilian flip flop brand owned by Alpargatas , has launched its first style created for the street rather than the beach in collaboration with the Japanese urban fashion brand mastermind JAPAN . The sandals have a square base, rather than the brand’s traditional rounded shape, a thick ...

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    Havaianas for healthcare workers


    Alpargatas , the Brazilian group that owns the Havaianas brand, has converted its production lines to produce clogs for the medical sector. The company will donate 18,000 pairs of shoes designed for use by healthcare professionals in São Paulo hospitals, made in the Havaianas factories in place of flip-flop ...

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    Carlos Wizard Martins acquires Alpargatas Argentina


    The Brazilian businessman Carlos Wizard Martins has acquired the entirety of Alpargatas S.A.I.C. of Argentina, and with it the worldwide rights to the Topper brand of athletic footwear. The similarly named Alpargatas S.A. will remain a separate operation in Brazil. In September 2018 Wizard Martins paid $24 million for a ...

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    New GM for southern Europe at Alpargatas


    Vittorio Fiorio has been promoted general manager for southern Europe at Alpargatas , the Brazilian shoemaker that owns Havaianas , Osklen and Dupé . He replaces Michele Pittureri , who became vice president in charge of Southern Europe at Global Brands Group . Fiorio served previously as business development director ...

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    Alpargatas’ growth softened in Q4


    Against the backdrop of a Brazilian economy that grew by just 1.0 percent in 2019, in line with the previous one, Alpargatas ’ consolidated revenues grew by 9.8 percent last year to 3,712 million Brazilian reais (€672.4m-$724.4m), driven by the improvement of Havaianas in international markets. The adjusted net income ...