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Foot solutions buys Florida-based retailer Happy Feet

Feb 8, 2022 United States
Foot solutions buys Florida-based retailer Happy Feet
The international retailer of wellness footwear and custom orthotic insoles has announced the acquisition of the retailer Happy Feet. Details of the transaction were not disclosed
The company has stated that the deal joins two major retail forces in speciality footwear. “Happy Feet Plus and Foot Solutions are a textbook match. Combined, we have 59 years of experience keeping customers healthy on their feet.  Already we are learning and sharing best practices with each other, and - as we grow together - the combined business will set the standard for foot wellness retail", commented John Prothro, CEO of Foot Solutions.

"After starting Happy Feet Plus in 1985 with my partner Jacob Wurtz, and then overseeing it myself for the past two and a half years, I am ready to pass the baton to someone else. Although there was a lot of interest, I feel that John Prothro and his Foot Solutions team are the best fit to carry on the mission of our company and to take it to the next level”, added Jane Strong, co-founder and outgoing CEO of Happy Feet Plus.

Foot Solutions has already advanced news of the promotion of Taylor Berry to VP Operations and Byran Scott to Senior VP of Strategic Growth as part of the integration plan, which seems to be focused on innovation and human resources. Among other functions, Mr. Scott will be responsible for the newly formed Innovation Group, whose goal is to differentiate the company through technology integration, training, and product R&D. This team will be formed by representatives of both companies, including Bryan Dickler, Foot Solutions' Head of Medical and Training, as well as Happy Feet's Alan Boiko, who has agreed to lead the company's product innovation efforts.


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