World Footwear

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Clarks to cut a further 150 jobs

Jun 21, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear specialist is reportedly set to slash 150 office jobs, as losses widened last year. The latest job cuts come after the company made 103 roles redundant in 2023

Saucony names new chief marketing officer

Jun 20, 2024 / United States
The athletic footwear brand, owned by the US-based Wolverine Worldwide, has named Joy Allen-Altimare as global chief marketing officer with immediate effect

Hoff looks to expand in India

Jun 20, 2024 / Spain
The Spanish sneaker brand has teamed up with the e-commerce giant Myntra to enter the Indian market. This move is part of the company’s international growth strategy

Industry is antecipating an increase in the quantity of footwear sold

Premium ContentJun 18, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
According to the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey more than 60% of the respondents expect quantities of footwear traded to increase. All results are now available

Golden Goose valued at up to 1.86 billion euros for IPO

Jun 14, 2024 / Italy
The Italian luxury sneaker company is targeting a market capitalisation of up to 1.86 billion euros in its initial public offering on the Milan stock exchange, below earlier expectations

New majority shareholder at Dr. Martens

Jun 14, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear company has announced that the Guernsey-based IngreGrsy has acquired a 38.46% stake in the brand as part of a restructuring within owner Permira’s buyout fund

Genesco reports net sales decline

Jun 7, 2024 / United States
As it continues to execute its strategic plan to turn around the Journeys business, the US-based company has reported a 5% year-on-year decline in net sales in the first quarter of its fiscal year

New brand president at The North Face

Jun 7, 2024 / United States
VF Corp has announced the appointment of Caroline Brown as Global Brand President of The North Face, effective from the 10th of June. As a result, she has resigned from VF’s Board of Directors

Nike job cuts reach Europe

Jun 7, 2024 / United States
The US-based sportswear giant has cut jobs at its European headquarters in the city of Hilversum, just outside Amsterdam, as part of a multi-year cost-cutting plan, said Bloomberg

Inditex posts strong first quarter

Jun 6, 2024 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion retailer has posted a strong performance in the first quarter of the year. Sales were up by 7.1% and net income was up by 10.8%, as compared to the same period of 2023

Foot Locker reiterates full year outlook

Jun 5, 2024 / United States
Amid its turnaround plan, the US-based sports retailer reported “solid” first quarter results, in line with previous expectations, thus reaffirming its outlook for the full year 2024

Cost of raw materials and insufficient demand continues to worry the footwear industry

Premium ContentJun 4, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
Respondents of the 10th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey reveal that cost of raw materials and insufficient demand continue to negatively impact their businesses

Sun Choe appointed Global President of Vans

Jun 3, 2024 / United States
VF Corp has appointed Sun Choe as Global President of Vans, effective the end of July. She joins the company from lululemon, where she was Chief Product Officer for the past seven years

US market drags down Dr. Martens full year results

May 31, 2024 / United Kingdom
As expected, the weak performance of the US wholesale business largely offset the positive performance of Dr. Martens’ DTC business and contributed to a poor full year result

Golden Goose to list in Milan in June

May 31, 2024 / Italy
The Italian Luxury sneaker brand Golden Goose plans to list on the Milan stock exchange in June, saying it will sell 100 million euros worth of shares to fund expansion and pay down debt
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