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Switzerland

Partnership between Richemont and Farfetch receives antitrust clearance

Oct 24, 2023 / United Kingdom
The European Commission (EC) has “unconditionally” approved Farfetch’s acquisition of a 47.5% stake in Yoox Net-a-Porter. The EC was the last regulatory authority required to give authorisation

Richemont acquires a controlling stake in the Italian shoemaker Gianvito Rossi

Aug 1, 2023 / Switzerland
The Swiss-based luxury group has announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in the Italian shoemaking Maison Gianvito Rossi. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed

VF Corp to boost EMEA region with expansion of Switzerland HQ

Dec 19, 2022 / United States
Following the double-digit growth recorded this year, the US-based footwear group announced the intention of expanding its Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters in Stabio, Switzerland

Bata launches shoe collection made with recycled plastic bottles

Dec 7, 2022 / Switzerland
The footwear group has introduced the latest collection from its Power brand. Dubbed Love Ocean, it highlights Bata’s concerns about plastic waste polluting the oceans

Swiss On presents first-ever carbon emission shoe

Sep 22, 2022 / Switzerland
In collaboration with LanzaTech, Borealis, and Technip Energies, the sportswear brand created the Cloudprime sneaker using carbon emissions as a raw material to reduce the brand's carbon footprint

Footwear in Switzerland – a country snapshot

Premium ContentJul 25, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
After focusing on the footwear business in Poland, South Africa, South Korea and Russia, today, we bring you a new country snapshot, this time analysing in detail the Swiss footwear industry

RE:GROUND: the sneaker made with recycled coffee grounds

May 16, 2022 / Portugal
In partnership with Nespresso, Zèta created a sneaker that uses recycled coffee grounds, inspired by the principles of zero-waste, eco-design and French style. The sneakers are made in Portugal

Changes to the Board of Directors of Richemont

Aug 13, 2021 / Switzerland
In advance to its upcoming annual general meeting due to be held on the 8th of September 2021, Richemont has announced changes to its Board of Directors

Intersport sells The Athlete’s Foot to Arklyz Group

Jul 7, 2021 / Switzerland
Intersport International Corporation (IIC) agreed on a deal to sell 100 percent of The Athlete’s Foot retail & e-commerce network to Arklyz Group AG, owner of Intersocks

Richemont acquires Delvaux

Jul 5, 2021 / Switzerland
The Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company announced it has acquired 100% of Delvaux, the renowned Belgian luxury leather goods Maison, in a private transaction

Richemont: profits rise despite falling sales

Jun 22, 2021 / Switzerland
Despite a still uncertain economic scenario, luxury giant Richemont managed to register net profit rising by almost 40% in the fiscal year ending at the end of March 2021

Bata Shoe appoints Sandeep Kataria as New CEO

Dec 16, 2020 / Switzerland
The Bata Shoe Organisation announced the appointment of Sandeep Kataria as CEO, who has served as CEO of Bata India since 2017, and takes over the global CEO role from Alexis Nasard, who has stepped down to assume a professional opportunity outside the organisation

The world’s most expensive cities

Nov 18, 2020 / World
Paris and Zurich re-join Hong Kong at the top of the latest ranking of the world's most expensive cities, according to the latest information by The Economist

Richemont: quarter sales down by 47%

Jul 16, 2020 / Switzerland
During the quarter under review, the group’s trading and operations were strongly impacted by Covid-19 and sales contracted significantly across all regions, channels and business areas, notwithstanding a 49% increase in China

Richemont with two-digit sales drop

May 18, 2020 / Switzerland
The luxury group closed the financial year with a 2% growth in sales, but the last quarter (ended 31st March 2020) was heavily impacted by Covid-19
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