World Footwear

United States

Changes at J.Crew Group

Apr 15, 2019 / United States
The retail group initiated a review of ist strategic initiatives, including a potential IPO of Madewell. Michael J. Nicholson was named Interim Chief Executive Officer and Jack Weingart appointed to the Board of Directors

Manolo Blahnik ends relationship with American partner

Apr 12, 2019 / United States
George Malkemus, President of Manolo Blahnik USA, and Anthony Yurgaitis, Vice-President, announced the end of a long-standing partnership under the Manolo Blahnik brand

Jennifer Estabrook is Fila's new President for North America

Apr 10, 2019 / United States
Most recently serving as acting President of Fila North America, after Jon Epstein sudden disappearance, Jennifer Estabrook will take the reins of the Fila business in the region

JCPenney to close stores in 2019

Apr 8, 2019 / United States
The American department store chain announced plans to close 27 stores this year. The closures include 18 full-time department stores and 9 home and furniture shops

Roberto Cavalli closes stores in the US

Apr 3, 2019 / United States
The Italian fashion house has closed its US stores as it continues to seek for an investor to seal a deal that prevents bankruptcy

ABG acquires Volcom

Apr 3, 2019 / United States
Authentic Brands Group (ABG) announced the purchase of the intellectual property of Volcom from Kering SA. Through this acquisition, ABG diversifies its lifestyle pillar with the addition of America’s first brand dedicated to skate, surf and snow, and boosts the value of its portfolio

Shoe Carnival exceeds expectations

Mar 27, 2019 / United States
The Indiana-based company reported fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018 financial results, with record net sales and earnings exceeding company expectations

Deichmann acquires shoe chain KicksUSA

Mar 26, 2019 / United States
German shoe retailer Deichmann is investing in China and the US with several initiatives planned for 2019. The acquisition of shoe chain KicksUSA already took place

Nike reports strong growth

Mar 25, 2019 / United States
The Oregon-based sportswear giant reported financial results for its fiscal third quarter. Revenue increased by 7% totalling 9.6 billion US dollars (up by 11% on a currency-neutral basis)

Nine West emerges from Chapter 11 and renames business

Mar 22, 2019 / United States
The US-based retailer completed its financial and operational restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 under the majority equity ownership of CVC Credit Partners and Brigade Capital. Nine West renamed to Premier Brands

Tom Ford will head the CFDA

Mar 22, 2019 / United States
The CFDA Board ratified Tom Ford as their Chairman. The award-winning fashion designer, film director, screenwriter, and film producer will succeed current Chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg effective from the 1st of June

DSW rebranding strategy

Mar 21, 2019 / United States
DSW Inc. announced a 3-year strategic plan with new priorities and financial goals. The company is changing its name to Designer Brands to reflect strategy and business model

Skechers sponsors Los Angeles Marathon

Mar 21, 2019 / United States
US-based footwear giant returns as title sponsor for the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, 24th of March. Skechers Performance Elite Athlete Weldon Kirui set to compete for record third victory at the race

Dick's Sporting Goods enthusiastic about the business

Mar 20, 2019 / United States
The US-based sporting goods chain reported falling sales and earnings for the fourth-quarter due to a calendar shift. For the full year, Dick’s Sporting Goods predicts consolidated same-store sales to be approximately 0%-2%

Under Armour names Chief Design Officer

Mar 20, 2019 / United States
19-year veteran Kasey Jarvis joins the Baltimore-based marketer and distributor of branded performance athletic apparel, footwear and accessories from Black Diamond Equipment
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