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The BFA appoints new CEO

Apr 18, 2019 / United Kingdom
The British Footwear Association announced the appointment of Lucy Reece-Raybould as its new CEO, following from the retirement of John Saunders

LVMH: France’s most attractive employer

Apr 17, 2019 / France
Each year Universum, a consulting firm, conducts an annual survey with more than 35 000 students at French engineering and business schools to rank the companies where they would most like to work. In 2019, for the 14th consecutive year, LVMH ranked number 1

LK Bennett sold to franchise partner

Apr 16, 2019 / United Kingdom
The UK-based premium fashion chain retailing womenswear, leather footwear and accessories has been sold to its Chinese franchise partner Rebecca Feng

Brusque, expressing the passion for footwear

Apr 16, 2019 / Portugal
Get to know a brand of footwear from Felgueiras, in the north of Portugal, a city with a long tradition in shoe making

Brazil with positive quarter

Apr 15, 2019 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados the exports performance in the first quarter was positive, with increases in value and quantity. However, a decline in exports in both pairs and US dollars was registered in March

Changes at J.Crew Group

Apr 15, 2019 / United States
The retail group initiated a review of ist strategic initiatives, including a potential IPO of Madewell. Michael J. Nicholson was named Interim Chief Executive Officer and Jack Weingart appointed to the Board of Directors

Manolo Blahnik ends relationship with American partner

Apr 12, 2019 / United States
George Malkemus, President of Manolo Blahnik USA, and Anthony Yurgaitis, Vice-President, announced the end of a long-standing partnership under the Manolo Blahnik brand

BFA announces new CEO

Apr 11, 2019 / United Kingdom
The British Footwear Association (BFA) appointed Lucy Reece-Raybould as the new CEO

Havaianas and Inditex team up for the summer

Apr 11, 2019 / Brazil
Spanish-based Inditex group is setting a partnership with Havaianas, the famous flip-flop brand owned by Grupo Alpargatas, in a multi-brand collaboration with its young fashion labels Pull&Bear and Stradivarius

Good start of the year for LVMH

Apr 10, 2019 / France
LVMH recorded revenue of 12.5 billion euros for the first quarter 2019, an increase of 16%. Organic growth was 11% compared to the same period of 2018. All geographic regions are experiencing good growth

A successful World Footwear Congress

Apr 9, 2019 / CEC
The sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress took place last week in Naples, located in an European region with high footwear industry representation. The debate focused on themes under the topic Digitalisation for a sustainable footwear industry

JCPenney to close stores in 2019

Apr 8, 2019 / United States
The American department store chain announced plans to close 27 stores this year. The closures include 18 full-time department stores and 9 home and furniture shops

adidas invests in China to accelerate expansion

Apr 8, 2019 / China
The Germany-based sports brand is heavily investing in China, where its growth is three times higher than in the rest of the world. adidas plans to open 1 000 stores in China this year and expand ecommerce

Ubik, specialist in children's shoes

Apr 5, 2019 / Portugal
Get to know Ubik, a footwear company based in Santa Maria da Feira in the North of Portugal and with roughly three decades of experience manufacturing shoes

Alber Elbaz teams up with Tod's

Apr 5, 2019 / Italy
The famous fashion designer will work on a new collaboration with the Italian brand of luxury footwear Tod’s. Alber Elbaz was chosen by Diego Della Valle
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