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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Birkenstock Raises Annual Revenue Forecast on Strong Footwear Demand

A Birkenstock shoe shop is pictured in Dortmund August 27, 2013. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)/File Photo
A Birkenstock shoe shop is pictured in Dortmund August 27, 2013. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)/File Photo
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Birkenstock Raises Annual Revenue Forecast on Strong Footwear Demand

A Birkenstock shoe shop is pictured in Dortmund August 27, 2013. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)/File Photo
A Birkenstock shoe shop is pictured in Dortmund August 27, 2013. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)/File Photo

Birkenstock raised its annual revenue forecast on Thursday, as the German sandal maker bets on benefits from full-price selling and strong demand for its closed-toe silhouettes and cork-based sandals.
Wholesale retailers are still stocking up on in-demand products like Birkenstock despite a wider effort to cut back on inventory due to waning demand for discretionary items such as footwear.
Demand for Birkenstock's sandals and shoes made of cork also got a boost from Margot Robbie donning a pair of pink Birkens in the movie "Barbie" last year.
The company now expects fiscal 2024 revenue between 1.77 billion euros ($1.91 billion) and 1.78 billion euros, compared with its prior forecast of 1.74 billion euros to 1.76 billion euros.
Birkenstock reported quarterly revenue of 481.2 million euros, compared with market expectations of 466.1 million euros, according to LSEG data.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Hugo Boss Cuts Full Year Sales Guidance over Weaker Demand in China, UK

FILE PHOTO: Mens clothing are on display at the Boss store in London, Britain, May 30, 2024. REUTERS/Chris J. Ratcliffe/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Mens clothing are on display at the Boss store in London, Britain, May 30, 2024. REUTERS/Chris J. Ratcliffe/File Photo
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Hugo Boss Cuts Full Year Sales Guidance over Weaker Demand in China, UK

FILE PHOTO: Mens clothing are on display at the Boss store in London, Britain, May 30, 2024. REUTERS/Chris J. Ratcliffe/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Mens clothing are on display at the Boss store in London, Britain, May 30, 2024. REUTERS/Chris J. Ratcliffe/File Photo

German fashion house Hugo Boss on Monday cut its sales guidance for the year to a range of between 4.20 billion euros ($4.58 billion) to 4.35 billion euros over weakening global consumer demand especially in markets like China and the UK.
The company earlier expected sales for the year at around 4.30 billion to 4.45 billion euros.
Hugo Boss said that it expects operating profit (EBIT) to be around 350 million euros to 430 million euros, down from its previously communicated guidance of around 430 million euros to 475 million euros.
This is the second time this year that Hugo Boss has cut its sales guidance.
The company had previously also flagged in its first quarter results weaker demand in China and concerns about the US consumer sentiment ahead of presidential elections, causing shares to slump to their lowest since 2022.
The German fashion house also said that its preliminary second-quarter sales declined by 1% to 1.02 billion euros. Its operating profit (EBIT) in the period amounted to 70 million euros on a preliminary basis.
The premium apparel brand has been on an expansion mission, and has been increasing marketing spend and opening 102 new points of sale in 2023, but its shares have fallen this year as it warned of slower sales growth.
World's biggest watchmaker Swatch reported a steep drop in first half sales and earnings earlier on Monday as demand for luxury goods in China remained weak, Burberry also issued a profit warning and scrapped its dividend payment for the year as well.