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Management

Assomac with new Managing Director

Oct 7, 2019 / Italy
Roberto Vago took up the role of Managing Director of the National Association of Manufacturers of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies. He replaces Amilcare Baccini

Kering appoints new Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Officer

Oct 1, 2019 / France
According to the group the appointment of Kalpana Bagamane Denzel as Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Officer signals a new stage in Kering’s determined action in support of diversity

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Sep 30, 2019 / United States
The fast fashion retailer of clothing and accessories filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Forever 21 plans to close most of its stores in Asia and Europe

VF updates long-term strategic growth plan

Sep 26, 2019 / United States
The Denver-based business provided an update to the company’s strategic growth plan and key initiatives to deliver long-term sustainable growth and value creation

Pentland Brands targets international growth

Sep 25, 2019 / United Kingdom
The UK-based company has announced new executive team responsibilities, and a new Chief Marketing Officer, to help drive the international growth of its portfolio of sports, outdoor and active brands

Cambodia: minimum wage for garment and footwear rises

Sep 23, 2019 / Cambodia
The Cambodian government set a new monthly minimum wage for the country's garment and footwear industries. The minimum remuneration for 2020 will be 190 US dollars, up by 4.4% from the current 182 US dollars

Shoe Carnival with new executive appointments

Sep 20, 2019 / United States
The Indiana-based company announced several executive appointments to support its ongoing customer-centric business transformation and to create a management structure aligned with the its long-term strategic plan

Merrell with new Global Brand President

Sep 18, 2019 / United States
Wolverine announced the appointment of Chris Hufnagel as Global Brand President of Merrell, the largest brand within its portfolio. A 10-year veteran of Wolverine, Hufnagel most recently served as Global Brand President of Cat Footwear

NEW CEO for Tapestry

Sep 6, 2019 / United States
The New York-based luxury house has appointed Jide Zeitlin the new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Zeitlin succeeds Victor Luis, who is leaving the company and its Board of Directors

Nordstrom with new Chief Merchandising Officer

Sep 4, 2019 / United States
The Seattle-based fashion retailer named Teri Bariquit as the company's new Chief Merchandising Officer

Haroldo Ferreira takes over Abicalçados Executive Presidency

Aug 7, 2019 / Brazil
He is taking on the Abicalçados Presidency from Heitor Klein, who served the Brazilain Association for more than 27 years and who will continue linked to them as a Consultant

Vietnam is already taking advantage of the US-China trade war

Aug 5, 2019 / Vietnam
As the trade war between the two countries enters a new chapter, the worldfootwear.com spoke to Nguyen Duc Thuan, Chairman of Lefaso, the Vietnamese footwear association, to discuss this and other hot topics of the industry

Vans reinforces its EMEA team

Aug 1, 2019 / EMEA
Michel Bilodeau was announced as Vice President, General Manager of Vans EMEA. Currently serving as the Vice President, General Manager of VF Outdoor & Action Sports for Canada, Bilodeau will transition into his new role by October 2019

Chanel appoints first Senior Executive for Diversity

Jul 19, 2019 / France
Fiona Pargeter is joining Chanel from Swiss Bank UBS where she was head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

The latest movements in the industry

Jul 12, 2019 / United States
Several movements continue to mark the industry's headlines. Cougar Shoes has a new Marketing VP, Schutz US a new head and Two Ten is looking for a new President
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