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Alibaba teams up with US Postal Service

Sep 18, 2015 / United States
The ecommerce giant will work with the US post office on cross-border e-commerce, with an aim to speed up delivery of merchandise ordered by US consumers on Alibaba’s international online platforms

Truworths in talks to buy footwear chain Office

Sep 16, 2015 / South Africa
South African fashion retailer Truworths International confirmed the existence of talks with privately owned shoe chain Office, a British-based retailer

Strong results for Genesco

Sep 14, 2015 / United States
The US-based footwear and apparel retailer has reported strong sales growth for the second quarter of the current financial year

Another billion on the way

Sep 8, 2015 / Portugal
The study Footwear Consumer 2030 predicts that in the next 15 years profound changes will occur in the international economy and consumer markets, as a result of more women becoming active in the labour markets

Bata India incorporates new subsidiary

Sep 4, 2015 / India
Way Finders Brands will trade in footwear, apparel and accessories in the wholesale and B2B segments

Finish Line with exclusive experience with Puma

Aug 28, 2015 / United States
Retailer launches in-store destination with sports brand in ten stores in the US and at FinishLine.com

Nine West acquires former Canadian licensee

Aug 26, 2015 / Canada
The Canadian stores, owned until now by Toronto-based Sherson Group (licensee of the brand) were sold to the American owner of Nine West’s brand

New Balance’s tribute to automotive heritage

Aug 20, 2015 / United States
A new limited-edition shoe created by New Balance is paying tribute to Michigan's industrial history

Aldo and Target team up

Aug 13, 2015 / Canada
The resulting collection, including shoe and accessories, will hit stores this fall

DSW announces 22 new stores

Aug 12, 2015 / United States
The new locations will be inaugurated mainly during the fall, between August and November

Asics opens first performance store in Paris

Aug 11, 2015 / France
The Japan-based company is debuting a new retail design concept. The store will trial the new motion-sensor MOTION ID service which analyses running styles and advises consumers on most suitable footwear

AAFA calls for new transparent anti-counterfeiting measures from Alibaba

Jul 21, 2015 / United States
According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) the request follows years of unproductive conversations with the Alibaba Group

Canadian owner of Nine West’ stores fills for bankruptcy protection

Jul 14, 2015 / Canada
Toronto-based importer, wholesaler, and retailer Sherson Group sought bankruptcy protection last week, according to filings

Nike India opens its largest store

Jul 13, 2015 / India
Nike’s largest store opened in Bengaluru. The store dedicates special attention to the running segment, with a wide choice of products and specialized services catered to runners and athletes

Argentina’s measures to promote the leather and footwear sectors

Jul 10, 2015 / Argentina
After Ahora 12, aimed at promoting consumption and domestic production in an array of sectors, the government is planning to issue price-control mechanisms on leather, footwear and leather goods
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