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Parag Desai named Chief Strategy and Digital Officer at Genesco

May 15, 2021 / United States
The Nashville-based Genescoannounced that Parag Desai has been named Genesco's Senior Vice President - Chief Strategy and Digital Officer. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Strategy, and Shared Services since December 2014

Hermès registers robust sales growth

May 14, 2021 / France
In the first quarter of 2021, the group's consolidated revenue amounted to 2.08 billion euros (44% at constant exchange rates and 38% at current exchange rates), thanks to an outstanding performance in Asia and Japan and the upturn in America

Macy's is opening 45 Backstage locations

May 14, 2021 / United States
The off-price banner launched in 2015 by Macy is now on expansion mode. Considered a major success by Macy, who now decided to open 45 new shop-in-shops

Allbirds releases open-source carbon footprint calculator

May 13, 2021 / United States
The New Zealand-American company has released an open-source tool for fashion brands to calculate their carbon footprint

Andrew E. Page as Executive VP and CFO at Foot Locker

May 13, 2021 / United States
The New York-based specialty athletic retailer announced the appointment of Andrew E. Page as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. His appointment follows the previous announcement that Lauren B. Peters is retiring from Foot Locker

Genesco closes the fiscal year with a drop of 19% in net sales

May 12, 2021 / United States
The Nashville-based footwear group has announced year end results. Genesco registered a 19% decline in net sales for the fiscal year ended on the 30th of January 2021

Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren dies at 90

May 12, 2021 / United States
Paul Van Doren, co-founder of the Vans company has died. He was 90.The company, based southeast of Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, announced Van Doren’s death on social media

Sales down by 26.3% at Weyco

May 11, 2021 / United States
The Wisconsin-based footwear company has announced first quarter results. Weyco continues to register declining sales, especially on the wholesale segment. Sales were down by 26.3% in the first quarter

JJ Heitor obtains environmental certification

May 11, 2021 / Portugal
Portugal-based footwear company Joaquim José Heitor, owner of the JJ Heitor brand, has just received ISO 14001 certification - Environmental Management Systems

US Retail: Will retail go back to the trend?

Premium ContentMay 10, 2021 / United States
Retail Sales in shoe stores started the year with a decreasing trend, putting an end in some recovery registered in the last months of 2020, especially when the stimulus checks started reaching the households. E-commerce is on an upward cycle, however, is not clear if the net result will be a good one, as its growth is taking place at the expenses of brick and mortar. Once again, as in other geographies already analysed in the past weeks, Consumer Confidence seems to be on a good track, translating the feeling that mass vaccination will knock COVID-19 soon. The question is: will retail go back to the trend?

Puma with new members to the Board of Management

May 10, 2021 / Germany
Germany-based sports company Puma has appointed Hubert Hinterseher as its new Chief Financial Officer and Arne Freundt as its new Chief Commercial Officer starting on the 1st of June

Tapestry: sales of the group up by 19%

May 10, 2021 / United States
The New-York based house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, reported results for the fiscal third quarter ended on the 27th of March 2021. Quarter results above expectations with sales up by 19%

JD Sports with changes at its Board

May 7, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK-based retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, today announced that Andy Rubin has stepped down from the Board as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from the 6th of May 2021

Asics is aiming at reaching a small footprint

May 6, 2021 / Japan
After launching the Sunrise Reborn Pack, a new running shoe made from recycled clothing collected in Japan, Asics announced its Earth Day Pack as the brand’s most planet-friendly cross-category collection to date having been created using a circular manufacturing approach

Pakistan footwear exports with decline of 5.15%

May 5, 2021 / Pakistan
During the first nine months of the current fiscal year, Pakistan exported 13.29 million pairs of footwear, resulting in exports revenue of 98.98 million US dollars. This translates in an increase of 14.97% in volume and a decline of 5.15% in value
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