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Denis Falardeau (Shoe Manufacturers Association of Canada): I am very optimistic for 2023

Premium ContentNov 17, 2022 / Canada
We spoke with Denis Falardeau, President of the Shoe Manufacturers Association of Canada, to better understand the trajectory of the Canadian footwear industry, the recent transformations in the country’s retail and why the industry is well-positioned for the future

Aldo Group completes restructuring process

Jul 19, 2022 / Canada
The Canadian-based footwear and fashion accessories group announced that it successfully exited the restructuring process launched in May 2020 when it filed for credit protection amid the COVID-19 pandemic

lululemon's footwear launch exceeds expectations

Jun 16, 2022 / Canada
The performance apparel company reported in a call with investors that demand for the new products in the first quarter “far exceeded” the company’s expectations and outweighed supply

lululemon enters the footwear category

Mar 21, 2022 / Canada
The performance apparel company will release four running shoe models specially designed for women first throughout 2022

Canada Goose steps into the footwear segment

Oct 6, 2021 / Canada
The Canadian-based luxury outwear brand will launch its first footwear line in November. The release is part of Canada Goose’s “Beyond the Parka” growth strategy, aiming to turn the company into a fully-fledged lifestyle brand

Pinterest expands shopping features to more countries

Jun 15, 2021 / United States
Social network Pinterest announced the expansion of their shopping attributes to Australia, Canada, France and Germany. The shopping features were available first in the US and UK

How is COVID-19 impacting the footwear industry in different countries?

Premium ContentJan 26, 2021 / World
With the world fast approaching 100 million cases of infected people and with vaccination now in place in several countries, we did a round of conversations with footwear associations across the world to understand what the current situation of the footwear industry is in their countries, and to learn where and in what conditions are footwear stores open

Canada: Chapter 11 is a big issue for manufacturers

Premium ContentJan 22, 2021 / Canada
We spoke with Denis Falardeau, President of the Shoe Manufacturers’ Association of Canada to learn more about the current situation in the country driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies filling Chapter 11 is a big issue at the moment, according to him

Caleres to close 133 Naturalizer stores in US and Canada

Nov 24, 2020 / United States
More than 130 Naturalizer stores in the United States and Canada will be closed by early 2021 as Caleres announces it will adopt a digital sales strategy for the shoe chain

Amazon is hiring 100 000 across the US and Canada

Sep 28, 2020 / United States
The online giant is expecting to open 100 new Operations sites in September across fulfilment centres, delivery stations, sortation centres and other sites. Amazon announced it will hire 100 000 people in the US and Canada

Retail Council of Canada and the Association of Footwear + Apparel Canada in partnership

Aug 11, 2020 / Canada
According to both entities the aim of the new partnership is to work on building a united platform for the retail and supplier community, within the fashion category of footwear, apparel, and accessories

Canada: return to business

Jun 11, 2020 / Canada
In a country with roughly 99 thousand cases, all the regions are now at different stages of their return to business. Some activities have opened and others, such as restaurants, will open within the next few weeks

Aldo asks for creditors' protection

May 11, 2020 / Canada
The Canada-based group, created in 1972, requested a creditors' agreement at the Quebec Superior Court. The same procedure was initiated in the United States and Switzerland might follow

Nike closes several stores temporarily

Mar 16, 2020 / United States
The giant sportswear brand decided to close stores in several countries, including in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Hudson’s Bay Company to go private

Oct 30, 2019 / Canada
Definitive agreement with shareholders group on the privatization proposal follows an independent evaluation process and negotiations by a Special Committee of the Board of HBC and its advisors
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