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    Global supply chain disruptions to continue in 2022


    The American parcel delivery company UPS expects supply chain problems to continue in 2022 after this year’s disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, but does not expect the situation to cause further significant increases in transport costs. “The logistics industry does not see 2022 as having any less disruption in ...

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    Lotus picks A.P. Hallqvist as distributor for Scandinavia


    The British brand Lotus, which was founded in 1759, has appointed A.P. Hallqvist as the official distributor of its footwear and bag collections in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. ”With roots in footwear manufacturing since 1874, A.P. Hallqvist is a well-suited partner to represent the oldest British footwear brand in ...

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    ​Designer Brands gains market share in athleisure, kids’ footwear


    In the second quarter ended July 31, Designer Brands posted a 66.9 percent year-on-year increase in net sales to $817.3 million, with comparable sales up by 84.9 percent as it continues to focus on athleisure and kids’ footwear. The U.S. retail business posted an 83.5 percent increase in sales to ...

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    ​Russian shoe firms intend to hike prices on rising costs


    Russian footwear companies said that they plan to raise prices in the coming few months due to higher costs. Andrey Pavlov , the owner of the Russian footwear producer and retailer Zenden Group , explained that prices are being driven up by logistics costs and raw materials. Pavlov claimed ...

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    Kenneth Cole in licensing deals with Eastman Footwear, Vida Shoes


    The American fashion house Kenneth Cole has entered into licensing partnerships with Eastman Footwear Group and Vida Shoes International for men’s and women’s footwear. Beginning with spring 2022, Eastman will be responsible for the development, sourcing, production and sales of men’s shoes under the Kenneth Cole ...

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    Russian labeling causing problems for shoe imports


    The mandatory labeling introduced by the Russian government for footwear is causing problems with imports, according to market participants. As foreign suppliers are not familiar with labeling rules, Russian importers have to print the labels and send them to their partners with clear instructions on how they must be ...

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    Andrea Montelpare signs a 5-year license deal with Philipp Plein


    The Italian shoe maker Andrea Montelpare has obtained a five-year license to create, produce and distribute worldwide children’s shoes under the Philipp Plein brand. The license agreement kicks off with the 2022 spring/summer collection. Based in Fermo, in the Italian region of the Marche, Andrea Montelpare ...

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    2021-04-22T08:21:00Z , an online retailer owned by the international Polish-based shoe manufacturer and retailer CCC , is opening a new logistics center in Bucharest to cover Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. The facility will have a storage capacity of 1.5 million pairs of shoes and the first shipments are scheduled ...

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    Steve Madden takes full control of its European unit


    Steve Madden has completed the acquisition of the 49.9 percent stake that it did not already own of its European joint venture. The subsidiary was formed in June 2016 and distributes Steve Madden-branded footwear and accessories to most countries throughout Europe. “Since its formation nearly five years ago, ...

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    Kering unveils new logistics hub in Italy


    Kering has presented its new logistics hub located in Trecate, about 50 kilometers west of Milan in the province of Novara, and managed by XPO Logistics . The French luxury goods group said that it was its largest investment in Italy but without indicating the amount. The site ...

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    VF’s new fulfillment center in the U.K. begins operations


    VF Corp. , through its local subsidiary VF Northern Europe Limited , has begun operations at its new fulfillment center in Bardon, Leicestershire, which will employ about 250 people at peak times. The new 55,800-square-meter center will have “state-of-the-art automation capabilities putting it at the forefront of the footwear ...

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    Cole Haan to expand in Northern, Eastern Europe with Norgroup Retail


    After testing the German market through partnerships with local dealers and marketplaces, including Zalando , the American brand Cole Haan has decided to join forces with the distributor Norgroup Retail . Thanks to the partnership, Norgroup Retail, which is based in Copenhagen, will represent Cole Haan in 15 ...

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    Saucony takes charge of its Iberian distribution


    Saucony is taking charge of its own distribution on the Iberian Peninsula through a new subsidiary. For the past couple of decades the Wolverine -owned brand has relied on a company called Deerfoot Sport for its business in Spain, Portugal and Andorra. The new subsidiary will be headed ...

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    L’Agence diversifies into footwear


    The Californian ready-to-wear brand L’Agence is partnering with Titan Industries to launch a line of footwear produced in Europe. The collection will be available this autumn and will be initially sold online. But, the companies plans to expand distribution to department stores and specialty stores.  

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    Rodolfo Zengarini obtains the footwear license for the Vivetta brand


    The Italian shoe maker Rodolfo Zengarini has obtained the footwear license of the Vivetta brand, which was created by the designer Vivetta Ponti and produces ready-to-wear and accessories for women and children. Zengarini, which is headquartered in Montegranaro, in the Marche region, will start producing the ...

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    Caleres’ U.K. unit to distribute Naturalizer, Sam Edelman in Europe


    Caleres ’ European distribution unit, based in Milton Keynes, about 80 kilometers northwest of London, will distribute the brands Naturalizer and Sam Edelman , starting with the upcoming autumn/winter collection. The initial focus will be on the U.K., where the brands of the American company will be sold ...

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    U.K. accepts to extend provisional Brexit deal to April 30


    The British government has accepted, at the European Union’s request, to extend until April 30 the provisional application of the post-Brexit agreement, to give additional time to the European Parliament to ratify the deal. The provisional application of the post-Brexit agreement started on Jan. 1, after the U.K. left ...

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    JD Sports head says Brexit “considerably worse” than expected


    The impact of Brexit on trade is “considerably worse” than expected, Peter Cowgill , chairman of JD Sports Fashion told the BBC ’s World at One program. He said that red tape and shipment delays to the European single market have resulted in “double-digit millions” in additional costs. ...

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    Brexit will lift the cost of exporting Italian shoes to the U.K.


    Brexit will inevitably increase the cost of exporting Italian shoes to the U.K., explains Siro Badon , chairman of the Italian footwear association Assocalzaturifici , in an interview with Shoe Intelligence . But, fortunately, the U.K.’s departure of the customs union and single market has not significantly affected the supply ...

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    Brexit controls suspended in Northern Ireland


    Controls introduced in Northern Ireland due to Brexit were suspended Monday evening in the ports of Belfast and Larne due to threats to personnel. Mid and East Antrim council on Monday night announced it was withdrawing 12 of its staff at Larne port with immediate effect due to concerns ...