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United States

Sorel and Hoka join responsible packaging movement

Dec 15, 2021 / United States
Launched last year by Columbia Sportswear’s prAna brand, the movement has reached now 100 signatories. The footwear brands Merrell and Saucony had already signed it

Nike accelerates its digital transformation

Dec 14, 2021 / United States
The company has announced the acquisition of RTFKT, which is a brand known for creating viral sneakers designs and collectible exclusives. The terms of the deal will not be disclosed

Foot Locker launches initiative to tackle social inequalities

Dec 13, 2021 / United States
The US-based footwear retailer has partnered up with Laureus Sport for Good Foundation to launch a multi-country initiative aimed at addressing inequality in underserved communities

SPARC to manage Reebok operations in the US

Dec 10, 2021 / United States
ABG, which will close the acquisition of Rebook next year, has established a partnership with its division SPARC to secure Reebok US’ operation, disclosing the strategy for the brand

Designer Brands reports strong performance

Dec 8, 2021 / United States
The North-American designer, producer and retailer of footwear and accessories has announced results for the third quarter of fiscal 2021. Comparable sales grew by 40.8%

Skechers launches Our Planet Matters recycled collection

Dec 7, 2021 / United States
The new collection was designed to help reduce the company’s environmental impact. Skechers has also announced a partnership with the non-profit The Nature Conservancy

Shoe Carnival acquires Shoe Station

Dec 7, 2021 / United States
Shoe Carnival is buying the family-owned footwear retailer Shoe Station, which operates in five South-eastern US states, for 67 million US dollars. The goal is to expand its customer base

Genesco reports revenue increase

Dec 6, 2021 / United States
The Nashville-based footwear group has announced net sales increase of 25% in the third quarter of fiscal 2022, reaching 601 million US dollars, as compared to the third quarter of 2021

Caleres raises full year outlook

Nov 30, 2021 / United States
The footwear group reported net sales of 784.2 million US dollars in the third quarter of 2021, as compared to the same quarter of 2020, driven by Famous Footwear business' performance

Authentic Brands Group valued at 12.7 billion US dollars

Nov 29, 2021 / United States
The retail conglomerate, whose portfolio of brands includes Forever 21 and Barneys New York, is delaying its planned initial IPO and selling major equity stakes in its business

Foot Locker reports strong performance

Nov 24, 2021 / United States
The retailer announced results for the third quarter of 2021, posting net income of 158 million US dollars. Total sales increased by 3.9%, as compared to the same period of 2020

VF achieves 100% LWG-audited leather

Nov 23, 2021 / United States
The US apparel and footwear group, owner of brands such as Timberland and Vans, has published its fourth Made for Change sustainability and responsibility report

Nike takes its first steps into metaverse

Nov 22, 2021 / United States
The company has filed several trademarks applications for various virtual goods, which indicates its intention to make and sell digital Nike-branded sneakers and apparel in digital worlds

Crocs and thredUP partner up

Nov 19, 2021 / United States
The US-based brand, known for its clogs, has teamed up with the second-hand platform to launch the Clean Out programme. The initiative aims at giving items a second life

Shoe Carnival with most profitable quarter ever

Nov 19, 2021 / United States
The US-based retailer of footwear and accessories reported record net sales and net income in the third quarter of 2021. The company has updated again its full-year outlook
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