World Footwear

United Kingdom

Changes announced at Pentland

Dec 4, 2014 / United Kingdom
Andy Rubin is to be promoted to the newly created role of Chairman of its brand management division, Pentland Brands. Andy Long, currently COO of Pentland Brands, will succeed Andy Rubin as CEO. Both will assume their new roles with effect from 1st January 2015

2014 Footwear Friends Annual Awards announced

Dec 3, 2014 / United Kingdom
The Footwear Friends Annual Awards, on its eight year, are the famous awards for British design. The 2014 edition took place earlier last month

Kurt Geiger expands its network on the high street

Nov 14, 2014 / United Kingdom
Britain based company has announced the opening of a new London flagship store early next year, which will add to its growing empire of shops around the world

New partnership between Barbour and adidas

Nov 10, 2014 / United Kingdom
The giant sportswear business has teamed up with the famous classic wax jackets manufacturer from Simonside, England, to present a new collection

Palladin buys stake of luxury shoemaker

Nov 5, 2014 / United Kingdom
The Boston-based private equity firm has announced a new agreement to acquire a majority interest in Harrys of London, marking this the second major footwear deal in the past few months, following the deal with Aerosoles in June

Famous online celebrity shoe auction kicks off

Nov 4, 2014 / United Kingdom
The Small Steps project is a humanitarian organization that raises money for children and families living on rubbish dumps. Their annual online fundraising shoe auction is the biggest in the world

Richard Kottler retires from the BFA

Oct 3, 2014 / United Kingdom
The British Footwear Association (BFA) announced several changes in its structure to coincide with the retirement of the current CEO and the appointment of John Saunders to the position

JD Sports with record profit

Sep 23, 2014 / United Kingdom
The UK based retailer and distributor of branded sportswear, fashionwear, outdoor clothing and equipment, announced revenue up by 27% and 170% growth for profit before tax

Jimmy Choo plans IPO

Sep 16, 2014 / United Kingdom
International press is claiming worldwide known luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo is headed for the public markets as parent company JAB Holdings looks to sell a stake in its recent purchase

V&A announces exhibition dedicated to shoes

Sep 10, 2014 / United Kingdom
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain will open next summer at the London based museum, and will chart the history of shoes from all around the world, focusing on the more extreme styles

Harrods opens Shoe Heaven

Aug 18, 2014 / United Kingdom
The London based luxury department store has unveiled a brand new footwear department with 17 footwear boutiques and 50 luxury brands

Investment group acquires Scholl Footwear

Jul 25, 2014 / United Kingdom
Germany based private equity firm Aurelius has agreed to acquire footwear brand Scholl

United Kingdom with frozen footwear imports

Jun 23, 2014 / United Kingdom
In 2013, the British industry maintained the same levels of imports as registered in 2012. Exports grew at two digits
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