Woolrich Europe saw internet sales increase by 70 percent during the past year, and the company expects a 60 percent jump in 2016. The company registered a 4 percent sales increase in the first quarter and forecasts a 10 percent increase for the year. The sales increase is also being driven by the high double-digit growth in the Asian markets. Woolrich Europe was created at the beginning of the year, when WP Lavori in Corso split itself into two entities and created Woolrich Europe as a new legal structure, effective Jan. 1. In spite of the name, Woolrich Europe also covers Japan and South Korea as part of its licensing agreement with the brand owner in the U.S. In Japan, the company plans to open a second flagship store in Tamagawa, and then another one in Tokyo Ginza, in 2017. In South Korea, it plans to open three shop-in-shops in the next autumn-winter season and a first flagship in 2017. Also, four European stores are set to open in the second half of the year in Antwerp, Courmayeur, Trento and a European capital, followed by a new shop-in-shop in major department stores across Europe such as La Rinascente in Milan.