The turnover of the Haglöfs brand moved up by 5.6 percent to the equivalent of 4,021 million Japanese yen (€31.0m-$36.2m) for the first six months of this year. This amounted to a rise of 4.1 percent in constant currencies, with steady sales of outdoor apparel. The Swedish outdoor brand ended with a loss of ¥364 million (€2.8m-$3.3m) for the half-year, a little better than the loss of ¥430 million in the same period in 2017. The numbers were reported by Asics, the Japanese group that purchased Haglöfs eight years ago. The entire group suffered from weaker sales of Asics footwear in the U.S. and a clean-up in Japan, which dragged down its sales by 5.4 percent to ¥192,776 million (€1,486.9m-$1,733.6m) for the six months, with a fall of 6.8 percent in constant currencies. Its operating profit was down by 47.2 percent to ¥8,494 million (€65.5m-$76.4m) and its net profit sank to ¥3,420 million (€26.4m-$30.8m), down from ¥11,687 million. More on Asics in SGI Europe.