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US loses 140 000 jobs in first monthly loss since Spring

Jan 11, 2021 / United States
The unemployment rate stayed at 6.7%, the first time it hasn't fallen since April. The last month of 2020 was marked by a loss of 140 000 jobs. This was the first monthly loss since the Spring, when the outbreak of the COVID-19 first took place

ABG's Spyder to expand into footwear

Jan 11, 2021 / United States
The US-based ski-focused lifestyle brand Spyder, part of the Authentic Brands Group portfolio, has announced that it is expanding into the footwear category through a licensing deal with Footwear Unlimited

Steve Madden appoints María Teresa Kumar to its Board of Directors

Jan 7, 2021 / United States
The US-based designer and marketer of fashion-forward footwear, accessories and apparel for women, men and children announced that María Teresa Kumar has joined the Board of Directors. Ms. Kumar’s appointment expands the Board to ten Directors

Wolverine enters 2021 with 2 exec moves

Jan 6, 2021 / United States
Following up from Mike Jeppesen retirement, Jim Zwiers steps into the role as President, Global Operations Group. Matt Blonder takes on the eCommerce leadership position

adidas: more than 60% of products will be made with sustainable materials in 2021

Jan 4, 2021 / United States
Ranging from football jerseys made with recycled polyester to the vegan version of the iconic Stan Smith – in 2021, for the first time, more than 60% of all adidas products will be made with sustainable materials

JCPenney starts search for new CEO

Dec 31, 2020 / United States
JC Penney’s CEO Jill Soltau is exiting the company a month after the retailer emerged from bankruptcy proceedings through a sale to Simon Property Group and Brookfield Asset Management

Mada: meet Tinder for clothing

Dec 24, 2020 / United States
Madison Semarjian was a college freshman when she had the idea of creating a Tinder like app for clothing. The idea was to use AI to learn her personal style and then pull together outfits from a wide range of retailers

Foot Locker appoints Himanshu Parikh as Senior Vice President Chief Information Officer

Dec 24, 2020 / United States
Parikh will oversee the execution of the next generation of Foot Locker's strategic technology agenda in support of the company's key strategic imperatives and future capability-building and innovation

Kohl’s and Sephora announce long-term strategic partnership

Dec 23, 2020 / United States
Sephora plans to open 200 shops inside Kohl's locations by next fall, and to increase it to about 850 shops by 2023. Sephora will also launch on Kohl's website next year, offering more than 100 beauty brands

Growing secondhand market to currently be worth 30-40 billion US dollars

Dec 22, 2020 / United States
According to a report by the Boston Consulting Group and Vestiaire Collective, the global secondhand market is predicted to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15% to 20% over the next five years

Foot Locker CFO Lauren B. Peters to retire in April 2021

Dec 22, 2020 / United States
The New York-based specialty athletic retailer announced the planned retirement of Lauren B. Peters, Foot Locker's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Foot Locker has initiated a comprehensive search process

Amazon launches clothing customization service

Dec 21, 2020 / United States
The giant e-commerce player said it is taking clothing customization to an affordable level thanks to the launch of the service Made for You. For now, the service is only available in the United States

John Camuto, member of the Camuto Shoe Family, dies at 31

Dec 21, 2020 / United States
The former footwear executive, son of footwear legend Vince Camuto, has died over the weekend. He was 31 and the cause of death is believed to be a heart attack, according to the family

Under Armour to sell The MyFitnessPal platform

Dec 15, 2020 / United States
The US-based branded athletic performance apparel, footwear and accessories, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the MyFitnessPal platform to Francisco Partners

Digital sales up by 27% at Macy's

Dec 15, 2020 / United States
The American department store chain reported digital sales growing by 27% in the third quarter. and comparable sales down by 21.0%, as a result of continued stores recovery and continued growth of digital business
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