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VF creates new position of President Greater China

Jul 3, 2020 / China
With a specific focus on advancing its stated strategy of growing its business in China, VF has created the new position of President, Greater China. VF will announce the leader appointed to this position later this summer

Deckers Brands appoints Victor Luis to its Board of Directors

Jul 3, 2020 / United States
US-based footwear, apparel and accessories group has appointed Victor Luis, former CEO of Tapestry, to its Board of Directors. Coinciding with this appointment, Deckers also announced that James Quinn has resigned from the Board

Shoe Zone with new Finance Director

Jul 3, 2020 / United Kingdom
The UK-based footwear retailer announced the appointment of Peter Foot as Finance Director, with effect from the 6th of July onwards. Mr. Foot will replace Jonathan Fearn whose resignation has been accepted with effect from the 31st of July 2020.

New appointment to Richemont Senior Executive Committee

Jul 1, 2020 / France
Philippe Fortunato has been nominated to head the fashion and accessories division of the luxury group, which includes brands such as Chloé, Dunhill or Montblanc, amongst others

Gucci rises up prices of handbags

Jun 30, 2020 / Italy
Popular items of the brand, the Dionysus and the Zumi handbags, are now more expensive. Jefferoes International reports they now cost up to 9% more

Inditex wants 25% of sales online within 2 years

Jun 29, 2020 / Spain
The Spanish group owning brands Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe, wants online sales to represent over 25% of the total by 2022. This compares with 14% in financial year 2019

Nike's revenue falls by 38% in the last quarter

Jun 29, 2020 / United States
Revenue for Nike decreased by 38% to 6.3 billion US dollars, down by 36% on a currency-neutral basis, primarily due to owned and partner physical store closures across North America, EMEA and APLA due to COVID-19

Gucci’s ax on wholesale

Jun 26, 2020 / Italy
The luxury brand announced that the multi-brands locations in Italy authorized by Gucci will go from 110 to 38. La Conceria is reporting

Merrell names Janice Tennant as Chief Marketing Officer

Jun 26, 2020 / United States
Merrell, a division of Wolverine announced the appointment of Janice Tennant to the position of Chief Marketing Officer, reporting directly to Merrell’s global brand president, Chris Hufnagel, and joining the brand’s Senior Leadership Team

Shoe Carnival: second quarter exceeds expectations

Jun 25, 2020 / United States
The Indiana-based retailer of footwear and accessories provided a business update following the re-opening of its stores amid the global COVID-19 pandemic

Macy’s announces restructuring plan

Jun 25, 2020 / United States
The New York-based retailer announced it will eliminate approximately 3 900 corporate and management roles. With the actions announced Macy's anticipated to create approximately 630 million US dollars per year in savings

New Generation: meet Beatriz Vasconcelos from Névoa

Jun 22, 2020 / Portugal
In December 2018, Beatriz won the competition at ModaPortugal, in the footwear category. Névoa is the new brand of this young designer, which made her debut in the last edition of Micam in February

50% of luxury firms may be at risk

Jun 22, 2020 / United States
Daniel Langer, Chief Executive of Luxury, Lifestyle and Consumer Brand Strategy from firm Équité, believes half of the luxury brands around the world will fail to survive the COVID-19 crisis

Genesco: sales down by 44%

Jun 19, 2020 / United States
The US-based group has announced first quarter results marked by a decline of 44% in net sales. The sales decrease was driven by the closure of stores for the back half of the first quarter

Kurt Geiger to donate first month of store profits to the NHS

Jun 19, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
The British-based retailer is set to give all store profits from the first month of trading after the lockdown to the National Health Service (NHS)
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