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New Generation: meet Filipa Couto

Jan 24, 2020 / Portugal
With a Bachelor Degree in Clinic Psychology and a Master in Business Management Filipa has choosen the challenge to take on her family business. An invitation from her father has made her the second generation working at Trofal

Brand Velocity Partners acquires Original Footwear

Jan 23, 2020 / United States
Private equity firm Brand Velocity Partners, focused on acquiring lower-middle market consumer businesses, announced it has purchased iconic brand Original Footwear

Bardot to have major restructure

Jan 22, 2020 / Australia
The brand, which went into voluntary administration in November, will close 58 stores over the next two months. 530 employees expected to be impacted

Genesco with 2% increase in comparable sales

Jan 21, 2020 / United States
The Nashville-based company announced that comparable sales, including both stores and direct sales, increased by 2% for the quarter-to-date period ended on the 9th of January 2020

JD Sports with positive holiday sales

Jan 20, 2020 / United Kingdom
The sports-fashion retail company based in the UK announced an update on performance following the Christmas trading period. A positive like for like trend was registered

Nike donates 5 million US dollars to Obama Presidential Centre

Jan 20, 2020 / United States
The Nike Foundation is donating 5 million US dollars to create a public athletic facility in the new Obama’s Presidential Centre

Geox: sales down in 2019 and a complex context

Jan 20, 2020 / Italy
The brand’s revenue amounted to 805.9 million euros in 2019, decreasing by 2.6%. Revenue from the footwear segment, which accounts for 89.4% of the consolidated turnover, totalled 720.8 million euros, down by 3.1%

Portuguese Shoes with new campaign

Jan 17, 2020 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear, Components and Leather Goods Manufacturers' Association (APICCAPS) presented the new Portuguese Shoes campaign for 2020

Nike extends deal with Chinese Athletics Association

Jan 17, 2020 / China
The giant sportswear brand and the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) signed a long-term partnership extension through 2033

Jim Pisani steps down as Timberland’s President

Jan 16, 2020 / United States
VF Corporation, the owner of the brand, announced that Jim Pisani has decided to step down from his role as Timberland's Global Brand President

361 announces fourth quarter revenue growth

Jan 16, 2020 / Hong Kong
The Board of the Hong Kong based footwear company has provided operational updates for its business segments referring to the fourth quarter of 2019

Capri joins the Australian bushfire relief efforts

Jan 15, 2020 / United Kingdom
The London-based luxury group announced that it is donating 100 000 Australian dollars to the Australian Red Cross in support of those affected by the country’s catastrophic bushfires

Sequential Brands appoints David Conn CEO

Jan 15, 2020 / United States
Sequential Brands Group Inc., the parent of Avia, And1 and Gaiam, announced that brand executive David Conn has been appointed Director and CEO. Most recently, he served as CEO of ThreeSixty Brands

Farfetch is on acquisition mode

Jan 15, 2020 / United Kingdom
One day after the purchase of Japanese jeweller Ambush, Farfetch is back on the news with the acquisition of Opening Ceremony, a American clothing brand founded in 2002 by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon

Siro Badon: the online is a showcase of our products

Jan 14, 2020 / Italy
We spoke with Siro Badon, President of Assocalzaturifici, to discuss some of the pressing issues of the moment within the footwear industry
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