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    Birkenstock is taken over by companies linked to LVMH

    2021-02-26T18:03:00Z

    Birkenstock is being taken over by investment companies linked to the French businessman Bernard Arnault , the controlling shareholder and head of the French luxury goods group LVMH . The transaction will enable the German family-owned sandal maker to expand in Asia. Under the deal, the private equity ...

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    Wolverine posts weak results but is hopeful for 2021

    2021-02-26T15:36:00Z

    The year 2020 was a difficult one for Wolverine Worldwide . Looking on the bright side, the management said it delivered better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter and is poised to drive an accelerated recovery over the next 12 to 16 months. The group posted a double-digit sales decline in ...

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    ​Online sales in Russia skyrocket

    2021-02-25T17:34:00Z

    In 2020, the Russian online market totaled 3.2 trillion rubles (€35.4bn-$43bn), which was 58.5 percent higher compared to the previous year, Russia’s Association of Internet Trade Companies ( AKIT ) estimated. The turnover for domestic platforms doubled, reaching 2.8 trillion rubles (€31bn-$36.7bn). The remainder of the spending went to ...

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    Three German retail associations merge to have more clout

    2021-02-25T17:30:00Z

    Three German retail associations BTE (representing apparel), BDSE (footwear) and BLE (leathergoods) have decided to merge this year to form the BTE Handelsverband Textil, Schuh, Lederwaren . The combination will give the new assocation more clout in defending the interests of their members “alongside and in line ...

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    Rocky Brands ends 2020 with strong profits

    2021-02-25T16:45:00Z

    Rocky Brands ’ net income surged by 91.1 percent in the fourth quarter to $9.7 million, which includes $0.7 million related to the pending acquisition of the performance and lifestyle footwear business of the U.S. conglomerate Honeywell International for $230 million. The deal is expected to close by the ...

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    Sweden successfully holds a physical trade event

    2021-02-25T09:58:00Z

    Sweden, which has not introduced a lockdown or imposed wearing facemasks to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, is holding a physical order days for the footwear industry despite the challenges caused by the virus. Trade Partners Sweden has organized ”Order days in Varberg for the shoe industry” from Feb. ...

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    Scholl and Dr. Scholl’s are reunited under a single ownership

    2021-02-25T08:21:00Z

    Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a British producer of consumer goods, is selling the footcare brand Scholl to Yellow Wood Partners , a Boston-based private equity firm which already owns Dr. Scholl’s . The sale includes RB’s Amopé , Krack and Eulactol footcare brands and is expected ...

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    Crocs’ profits soar on record sales

    2021-02-23T17:50:00Z

    Crocs is still enjoying a strong momentum as its fourth-quarter revenues jumped by 56.5 percent from the year-ago quarter to a record level of $411.5 million. In constant currencies, they gained 56.1 percent.The number of pairs sold during the quarter grew by 38 percent to 18.9 million, and their average ...

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    Italian fashion industry still expects sharp declines in H1

    2021-02-23T13:55:00Z

    The Italian fashion industry still expects sharp declines in sales during the first two quarters of 2021, after falling by 26 percent in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey released by Confindustria Moda , the umbrella association which comprises Sistema Moda Italia (SMI), which groups ...

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    England plans to reopen non-essential stores April 12

    2021-02-23T13:51:00Z

    The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that non-essential retailing may reopen in England on April 12 after having been closed to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. England introduced a third national lockdown on Jan. 4. Johnson said that the vaccination campaign underway in the U.K. ...

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    New Zealand Merino launches 100% regenerative wool platform with Allbirds, Icebreaker, Smartwool

    2021-02-22T16:55:00Z

    The New Zealand Merino Company ( NZM ) and global Merino wool apparel and footwear brands Icebreaker, Smartwool and Allbirds will work collectively with 167 sheep growers in New Zealand to create ZQRX , the world’s first regenerative wool platform. “ZQRX is an important and necessary evolution ...

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    ​ECC appoints second managing director

    2021-02-22T16:15:00Z

    The European-Clearing-Center (ECC), which acts as a platform for electronic data exchange between producers and retailers in the footwear and fashion sector, is strengthening its management team. As of April 1, Stefan Nicolai , an expert in inventory and data management, will become managing director for marketing and ...

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    Schuhkay ends bankruptcy proceedings after acquisition

    2021-02-22T16:06:00Z

    The Hamburg-based footwear retailer Schuhhaus Kay GmbH Co KG ended its bankruptcy proceedings and completed its overhaul as part of an asset deal. The company went into bankruptcy in November 2019 and proceedings were opened in early 2020. On Feb. 12, Berlin entrepreneur Steffen Liebich ...

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    Kuehne+Nagel buys a Chinese freight company

    2021-02-22T09:02:00Z

    The Swiss logistics group Kuehne+Nagel has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the Chinese freight forwarder Apex International Corporation . No financial details were released. Apex was founded in 2001 and has about 1,600 employees. It generates yearly revenues in excess of €1.9 billion. In 2020, the ...

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    The U.K. to regulate the “buy now pay later” market

    2021-02-22T08:56:00Z

    The British government announced that the increasingly popular interest-free ”buy now pay later” (BNPL) credit agreements will be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in order to protect consumers. The government noted that the volume of transactions involving BNPL solutions more than tripled in 2020 as the ...

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    Scarpa introduces Green Manifesto

    2021-02-21T09:12:00Z

    The Italian producer of outdoor footwear Scarpa has announced the Green Manifesto, comprehensive strategy that summarizes the company’s pledge and initiatives for sustainability. The spirit of the manifesto revolves around five principles that start with the letters that compose the name of the company: S for ...

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    Shoe Zone’s finance director quits unexpectedly

    2021-02-21T08:11:00Z

    Shoe Zone’s finance director, Peter Foot , has left the business with immediate effect after only seven months in the job and two weeks before the publication of the company’s annual results. He had joined the company on July 6, 2020. The board has started the search for ...

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    Peter Kaiser confirms sales talks with potential investor

    2021-02-19T09:51:00Z

    The ailing women’s shoe manufacturer Peter Kaiser Schuhfabrik could be close to at least a partial rescue by the hands of a financially sound investor. The German company’s general representative Martin Mucha , from the law firm Grub Brugger , and trustee Günter Staab , from Staab ...

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    Micam to hold a digital edition from March 8 to May 8

    2021-02-19T08:26:00Z

    After cancelling its physical edition, which was scheduled from March 21 to 23, because of the resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Milan-based footwear trade show Micam will hold a virtual event from March 8 to May 8 called Micam Milano Digital Show . The first edition of ...

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    Cortina leverages its logistics expertise

    2021-02-18T08:18:00Z

    Cortina, the Belgian footwear company, is leveraging off its experience dating back to the 1950s in handling the logistics for the shoes it produces. It is now actively marketing these services to third parties under a new brand, Synogix , and with an eye on becoming a logistics partner ...