World Footwear

Strategy

Wolverine Worldwide sells US Leathers and Hush Puppies IP in Greater China

Sep 7, 2023 / United States
The company announced that its US Leathers business has been sold to New Balance and that Hush Puppies' intellectual property in Greater China will be sold to its current sublicense in the region

JD Sports to take full control of the Iberian Business

Jul 10, 2023 / United Kingdom
The UK-based retailer intends to buy the remaining 49.98% shares in the Iberian Sports Retail Group (ISRG) for 500.1 million euros, thereby acquiring 100% ownership

Nike reorganizes senior leadership team

May 31, 2023 / United States
The sportswear giant is promoting Heidi O'Neill to the role of President, Consumer, Product and Brand, and Craig Williams to President, Geographies and Marketplace

Kankura Golf: ten years devoted to golf

May 8, 2023 / Portugal
With steady growth, the Portuguese brand of golf footwear has reached the 10-year milestone. Eyes are now set on the American dream and doubling sales already in 2025

Zalando reviews brand portfolio to raise its relevance

Apr 7, 2023 / Germany
Based on a shift in consumer behaviour, the German-based e-tailer plans to increase the relevance of its brand assortment according to three criteria: inspiration, curation and personalisation

Stella International launches three-year growth plan

Mar 29, 2023 / Hong Kong
The footwear manufacturer confirmed its positive 2022 results, while taking the opportunity to launch a three-year plan (2023 – 2025) that focuses on growth and margin expansion

Foot Locker unveils long-term growth strategy

Mar 22, 2023 / United States
After announcing its full year and fourth quarter results, in which both sales and earnings declined over fiscal 2021, the US-based retailer introduced its long-term growth plan ‘Lace Up’

Rosana Perán Bazán (Fice & Pikolinos): price is a short-term advantage but added value is forever

Premium ContentJan 3, 2023 / Spain
Watch the interview with Rosana Perán Bazán, FICE President & Grupo Pikolinos Vice-President. We had a nice conversation with Rosana to understand the state of the footwear industry in Spain, and discuss some of the pressing issues of the footwear industry

Portuguese footwear industry to invest 600 million euros in the next 8 years

Dec 5, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers' Association (APICCAPS) has unveiled the new Strategic Plan of the Footwear Cluster 2030, setting in motion another decade of growth

Ellen Schmidt-Delvin: we are all looking to Europe to show us the next innovation

Premium ContentNov 30, 2022 / United States
Today we are sharing with you an interview with Ellen Schmidt-Delvin, Cofounder and Executive Director, University of Oregon. We have talked with Ellen about traceability, sustainability and innovation and all pressing issues of the footwear industry

Capri aims at an 8 billion USD revenue goal

Aug 2, 2022 / United Kingdom
The group said at an Investor Day that it plans to increase the footwear and accessories sales of Jimmy Choo, Versace and Michael Kors, while also focusing on store growth

Hotter Shoes owner raises funding

Jul 29, 2022 / United Kingdom
The Unbound Group announced that it has raised a gross 3.3 million British pounds (3.93 million euros) in the placing and subscription of 20.8 million new shares to boost its growth strategy

Nike accelerates its DTC strategy

Mar 3, 2022 / United States
Foot Locker is expecting its amount of Nike products to decline thanks to its accelerated strategic shift to DTC, but also due to the retailer’s own diversification efforts

Foot solutions buys Florida-based retailer Happy Feet

Feb 8, 2022 / United States
The international retailer of wellness footwear and custom orthotic insoles has announced the acquisition of the retailer Happy Feet. Details of the transaction were not disclosed

ABG teams up with JD Group to expand Reebok

Dec 21, 2021 / United States
The company has announced a partnership with JD Sports, which will sell the sportswear brand’s products in 2 850 stores and e-commerce platforms across North America and Europe
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