World Footwear

United States

Americans buy 7.5 pairs of shoes per year

Jan 22, 2015 / United States
The number has been released by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) while announcing their ApparelStats 2014 and ShoeStats 2014 reports

Deckers announces new COO

Jan 21, 2015 / United States
The US-based company appointed David E. Lafitte as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective from the 2nd February 2015. Mr. Lafitte previously served as the company's general counsel and will replace Mr. Zohar Ziv, who retired from the company last week

Americans worried with tensions at US ports

Jan 20, 2015 / United States
Matt Priest from the FDRA, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, is concerned with the  impacts of a work stoppage at the West Coast ports, the key US entering points for footwear imports

Roswell Historical Museum honors Robert Chewning

Jan 14, 2015 / United States
Robert Chewning sold shoes in Roswell for more than 60 years. He owned Chewning Footwear until he was 95

Genesco announces 10% sales increase

Jan 13, 2015 / United States
Genesco Inc. announced that comparable sales, including both stores and direct sales, increased 10% for the quarter-to-date period ended 3rd of January, from similar period last year

UGG raises 125 000 US dollars for charity

Jan 12, 2015 / United States
UGG partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for the fifth consecutive year, raising more than 100 000 US dollars for the organization

Macy’s and J.C. Penney announce closure of stores

Jan 9, 2015 / United States
The two US-based giant retailers announced they are shrinking their physical distribution network, by closing some of the stores currently in business

Modest sales growth for Steve Madden

Jan 9, 2015 / United States
The US-based fashion footwear brand announced preliminary sales results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended 31st December 2014 and updated its fiscal year 2014 EPS guidance

Nike’s future orders slow down

Jan 8, 2015 / United States
Reported future orders of the US-based company grew with a slower pace during the second quarter of the financial year, indicating a decrease in demand of their products

FDRA's new hires

Jan 7, 2015 / United States
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America announced the hiring of two new staff with strong political background. This move is being seen as a strong intention to work on tariffs elimination

Coach confirms acquisition of Stuart Weitzman

Jan 7, 2015 / United States
Modern luxury accessories and lifestyle company Coach announced the definitive agreement with private equity firm Sycamore Partners to acquire Stuart Weitzman. The transaction can reach up to 574 million US dollars

Coach might close deal to buy Stuart Weitzman soon

Jan 6, 2015 / United States
Accessories retailer Coach Inc. is being quoted as being in the final stage of the process to acquire shoe company Stuart Weitzman

DSW donates 75 000 US dollars to charity

Jan 2, 2015 / United States
As part of the Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark campaign, a donation will be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, the winner of the competition

Under Armour signs deal with Andy Murray

Dec 30, 2014 / United States
The tennis player is being said to have officially terminated his association with sportswear giant Adidas and signed a four-year deal with the US-based company

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