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Steve Madden acquires remaining share of European joint venture

Apr 19, 2021 / United States
The US-based designer and marketer of fashion-forward footwear, accessories and apparel for women, men and children, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the 49.9% share that it did not already own of its European joint venture

Zalando aims for 10% of Europe’s fashion market

Mar 24, 2021 / Germany
After what they called a strong financial year, the ecommerce giant significantly upgraded its growth ambitions and now aims to grow Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) to more than 30 billion euros by 2025. Zalando are aiming for 10% of the European fashion market in the long-term

Manufacturing in Pirmasens is ending for Peter Kaiser

Mar 19, 2021 / Germany
New investors were announced for Peter Kaiser. In addition to the current CEO Stefan Frank, a couple of investors join the business: Hans-Joachim and Gisa Sander (husband and wife), founders of cosmetics company Wella. Pirmasens production line to shut down

Inditex invests 130 million euros in new headquarters for Zara

Mar 12, 2021 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion group will inaugurate a new building at its headquarters in Arteixo (A Coruña). The new facilities will be home to the Zara.com studios and to Zara Man’s central design office, after a 130 million euros investment

Vestiaire Collective: financing round backed by Kering and Tiger Global Management

Mar 10, 2021 / France
The second-hand fashion platform announced the completion of a new 178 million euros financing round, backed by global French luxury group Kering and US investment firm Tiger Global Management

adidas to sell Reebok and focus on core brand

Feb 17, 2021 / Germany
As part of the development of its new five-year strategy, the Germany-based group has concluded its assessment of strategic alternatives for Reebok. As a result of the review, adidas has decided to begin a formal process aimed at divesting Reebok

Ara Portugal celebrates 46 years

Dec 22, 2020 / Portugal
This December, Ara Shoes Portugal is celebrating 46 years. Established in the country in 1974, the German group, was one of the first multinationals in the footwear sector to invest in Portugal

Dr. Martens could launch IPO soon

Nov 27, 2020 / United Kingdom
The British-based footwear brand known for its iconic boots has reportedly appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead its initial public offering (IPO)

Eurazeo Brands buys Axel Arigato for 56 million euros

Nov 16, 2020 / Sweden
The global investment company is investing 56 million euros in Axel Arigato, a Swedish premium sneaker, ready-to-wear and accessories brand, to become a majority shareholder, alongside brand's founders Max Svärdh and Albin Johansson

Alibaba and Richemont invest in Farfetch

Nov 6, 2020 / China
Hangzhou-based e-commerce business Alibaba and Swiss-based luxury goods conglomerate Richemont SA will invest 1.1 billion US dollars (0.93 billion euros) in online luxury fashion retailer Farfetch and its new Chinese market operations

Obuv's parent company increases its share capital

Sep 10, 2020 / Russian Federation
The company announced the increase in its share company by saying that funds from the additional issue will be used to implement the company’s strategy for the business’s digital transformation and financial services development

Checklist to work with Influencers: are you ticking all the boxes?

Premium ContentJul 3, 2020 / World Footwear Reports
After choosing the right influencer to work with your brand you will need to be clear about the strategy to implement. Today we bring you a golden checklist to work with influencers

How to choose the right influencer?

Premium ContentJul 2, 2020 / World Footwear Reports
The World Footwear recently launched the Study "Influence marketing as a strategy" presenting all the bits and pieces around the importance of digital influence in the current business’ environment

33% of supply chain leaders moved business out of China or plan to do it by 2023

Jun 30, 2020 / United States
A Gartner survey with 260 global supply chain leaders held in February and March 2020 found that 33% had moved sourcing and manufacturing activities out of China or are planning to do so in the next two to three years

Influence Marketing: What strategy to employ?

Premium ContentJun 30, 2020 / World Footwear Reports
Influence marketing will only work if the brand understands its origin. The selection process of an influencer must involve a careful identification of the brand objectives and the influencer's aesthetics and profile
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