World Footwear

Switzerland

You have to get the priorities right

Jun 24, 2019 / Switzerland
Watch the interview to learn a bit more about the current trends of the footwear industry according to the views of Thomas G Bata, from the Bata Group

Singapore: most competitive economy

Jun 12, 2019 / Singapore
Singapore has ranked as the world’s most competitive economy for the first time since 2010, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Rankings, as the United States slipped from the top spot and economic uncertainty took its toll on conditions in Europe

Kering to relocate Swiss logistic activities

May 29, 2019 / Switzerland
After the agreement with Italy’s Inland Revenue the French luxury group Kering might be on the verge to relocate most of its logistic activities to Italy

Richemont sells Lancel to Piquadro

Jun 13, 2018 / Switzerland
Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA confirmed it has sold its French leather-goods subsidiary Lancel to Italian-based company Piquadro SpA

Richemont appoints Eric Vallat as Head of Fashion & Accessories

Jun 6, 2018 / Switzerland
The Swiss-based luxury goods group announced the appointment of Mr Eric Vallat to the newly created role of Head of Fashion & Accessories Maisons. He has joined the Group’s Senior Executive Committee, effective since the 1st of June 2018

Louboutin loses battle for red protection in Switzerland

May 24, 2016 / Switzerland
The French luxury footwear and fashion designer lost the exclusive rights over its distinctive red sole in a lawsuit

Bata repositions business in Switzerland

Apr 20, 2016 / Switzerland
Bata’s Switzerland unit is closing the remaining 29 stores in the country as part of its ongoing restructuring strategy

Karl Vögele sells Austrian stores

Jan 11, 2016 / Switzerland
The Swiss-based shoe retailer is refocusing its business model by concentrating in its 300 stores in the domestic market. An agreement to sell its 70 stores in Austria to Germany-based investment company, Lafayette Industrieholding was reached

Timberland consolidates expansion in Europe

Dec 11, 2015 / United States
US-based lifestyle brand Timberland consolidates its expansion in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with a total of five new franchise stores

Shoe exhibition reveals three thousand years of footwear history

Oct 24, 2014 / Switzerland
The Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel in Switzerland has gathered more than 220 pairs of shoes to highlight footwear fashion over 3 000 years

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