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COVID-19 outbreak in Vietnam threats footwear exports

Aug 3, 2021 / Vietnam
Strict lockdown measures to suppress Vietnam’s outbreak of COVID-19 threatens to lead to a decline in footwear exports in the second half of 2021. Companies such as Nike are already facing supply chain disruptions

Foot Locker accelerates Asia-Pacific expansion with acquisition of atmos

Aug 2, 2021 / Asia Pacific
The retailer has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Text Trading Company, K.K., which owns and licenses the atmos brand, a digitally led, premium, global retailer headquartered in Japan

Skechers and Kansaïyamamoto team up on limited-edition collection

Jul 27, 2021 / United States
The two brands collaborated on a limited-edition collection of footwear inspired by the late Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto. It was launched on the first anniversary of his passing, on the 21st of July

Skechers with record quarter sales

Jul 26, 2021 / United States
The US-based footwear giant has reported second quarter results. Skechers announced sales increasing by 127.3%, as a result of a 147.3% increase in domestic sales and a 113.7% increase in international sales

VF announces year end results marked by growth in the last quarter

Jun 29, 2021 / United States
In the last fiscal year, the company suffered the impacts of the pandemic like many other retailers. However, VF's most recent quarter saw growth in key areas, with revenue growing by 23% in the last three months of the fiscal year

Nike with strong set of results

Jun 28, 2021 / United States
Nike reported fourth quarter revenue totalling 12.3 billion US dollars, up by 96% compared to prior year and increasing by 21% compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Full year reported revenue increasing by 19% to 44.5 billion US dollars

DiVERGE promotes social entrepreneurship project

Jun 18, 2021 / Portugal
Nine people from Bairro do Zambujal participated in a new program to fight social exclusion through training and empowerment of young people from underprivileged neighbourhoods

Study finds 28% of runners started during the pandemic

Jun 14, 2021 / United States
This is according to a survey taken by RunRepeat which included 3.961 current runners to investigate how many began during the pandemic. The survey also aims to analyse some motivations and behaviours of current runners

Foot Locker's first quarter comparable store sales increase by 80.3%

Jun 11, 2021 / United States
The US-based retailer has announced the first set of results for 2021, with first quarter comparable store sales growing by 80.3%. Net income in the period totalled 202 million US dollars

Asics EMEA reports 35% sales growth

May 20, 2021 / EMEA
The group reported a consolidated net revenue increase of 35% year to date and operating income increase to 42.7 million euros for the first quarter of 2021 in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa

Vans sets sustainability targets for 2030

May 6, 2021 / United States
Vans, a brand of the portfolio of American group VF Corp., has announced a range of sustainability goals which are set to be achieved by 2030

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

Kristin Harrer is Vans new Global Chief Marketing Officer

May 5, 2021 / United States
As CMO, Kristin Harrer will lead the company’s global marketing and creative teams as Vans continues its brand purpose of empowering creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music and street culture. The words are from the brand

Skechers announces record first quarter

Apr 28, 2021 / United States
The US-based footwear brand posted net profit of 98.6 million US dollars in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 100.8% compared to the 49.1 million dollars in similar period in the previous year. Record sales registered in the first quarter contributed to this result

Fila chooses Portugal for first own store in Europe

Apr 21, 2021 / Italy
As the country reopened all stores and shopping centers, Fila opened in Portugal its first own name store in Europe. The store is located at Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet, in Alcochete (Lisbon)
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