Dennis Beute, who was appointed director of Garant Schoenen + Mode last May, has become general manager of ANWR-Garant Nederland, a newly merged entity that resulted from ANWR eG's acquisition of a majority stake in Garant Schuh AG. Beute previously worked as sales manager for Fossil Europe, an accessories brand, in the Benelux markets. Albert Haan, who had led ANWR Nederland for 17 years, left on early retirement at the start of July. Dette van Heswijk was appointed as the joint buying group's head of purchasing.