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Jane Wilson, Chairman of BFA: as one collective voice, we are much stronger

Premium ContentSep 16, 2022 / United Kingdom
We spoke with footwear veteran Jane Wilson, recently named Chairman of the British Footwear Association (BFA), about the role of the Association in the current challenging macroenvironment and the main challenges for the British footwear industry in the future

Farfetch posts GMV and revenue growth

Sep 7, 2022 / United Kingdom
Following the acquisition of a 47.5% stake in YOOX Net-A-Porter (YNAP), part of Richemont's group, the luxury online retailer announced results for the second quarter of fiscal 2022

Burberry obtains SBTi approval for net-zero emissions target

Sep 6, 2022 / United Kingdom
The UK-based group, which is set on reaching net-zero emissions by 2040 by reducing them across operations and the supply chain, is the first luxury company to receive this approval

British Footwear Association names Jane Wilson to the role of Chair

Sep 2, 2022 / United Kingdom
Footwear veteran Jane Wilson has been appointed Chairman of the British Footwear Association (BFA), replacing Robert Perkins, who held the role for more than four years

Puma to host sustainable fashion conference in London

Aug 23, 2022 / United Kingdom
The sports giant aims to discuss solutions for some of the fashion industry’s most pressing sustainability challenges such as waste, materials and climate change at a global event in September. Conference of the People will take place in London

Capri off to a good start

Aug 17, 2022 / United Kingdom
The fashion luxury group, owner of Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors, reported a 1.36 billion US dollars revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2023, driven by strong momentum across its brands

New Chief Executive Officer for JD Sports

Aug 8, 2022 / United Kingdom
The retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, announced that Régis Schultz has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer

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

Manolo Blahnik wins 22-year trademark battle in China

Jul 25, 2022 / United Kingdom
The British luxury shoemaker announced that it has won the long-running legal battle in China to use its name, becoming able to enter the world’s fastest-growing luxury market for the first time

JD Outdoors to open over a dozen new stores

Jul 22, 2022 / United Kingdom
The retailer's outdoors division, behind brands such as GO Outdoors, Blacks and Millets, is expanding its footprint in the UK due to a spike in demand for outdoor products

Amazon to create more than 4 000 new jobs in the UK

Jul 21, 2022 / United Kingdom
The online retailer giant announced that it is creating more than 4 000 new permanent roles across the UK, which will bring its permanent workforce in the country to 75 000

Lockdowns in China hit Burberry's sales

Jul 18, 2022 / United Kingdom
The luxury group reported in a trading update that despite an overall recovery, sales in Mainland China dropped by 35% in the first quarter of 2022, as compared to the same period of last year

Parent of Hotter Shoes announces partner brands for new platform

Jul 14, 2022 / United Kingdom
The Unbound Group unveiled some brands that will feature in its multi-curated platform for its core demographic aged 55 years old or more. Birkenstock, Geox and Skechers are among them

Coats acquires footwear materials specialist Texon

Jul 13, 2022 / United Kingdom
The UK-based industrial thread manufacturer acquired the developer of structural component materials Texon for 237 million USD to strengthen its presence in the athleisure footwear market
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