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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 ...

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    ​DPD resumes U.K. road services to EU after Brexit customs delays


    The parcel carrier DPD has resumed its road service from the U.K. to the European Union after resolving customs clearance problems caused by post-Brexit administration rules. The U.K. left the single market on Dec. 31, 2020. The company had suspended operations in the first week of the month ...

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    DB Schenker resumes shipments to the U.K.


    On Jan. 21, the German logistics group DB Schenker resumed shipments to the U.K. from the European Union after having suspended them for over a week due to the red tape introduced after the U.K. left the single market on Dec. 31. The company, which is owned by ...

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    Uzbekistan footwear exports would benefit from EEU membership


    Uzbek shoe companies would benefit from the country’s entry into the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU), which the government is currently studying, according to Ruslan Abaturov , senior analyst of the Center for Economic Research and Reforms. The EEU is a trade bloc of post-Soviet countries which enjoy a free ...

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    VF reorganizes APAC operations


    VF Corp. has decided to move the center of its brands’ operations in the Asia-Pacific region from Hong Kong to Shanghai, where it already has some 900 office and retail employees. Some of the operations will also be transferred to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The ...

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    ​Asso obtains 4US license for kids’ shoes


    The Italian shoe maker Asso signed a worldwide license agreement with the Italian footwear designer Cesare Paciotti for the production and distribution of children’s shoes under the 4US brand from the current autumn/winter season. Asso will offer boy and girl shoes for children aged from six ...

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    New anti-Covid measures in Germany


    In concert with the governments of the individual Länder, the federal government of Germany has ordered the lockdown of all the brick-and-mortar stores that sell non-essential products, starting on Wednesday, Dec. 16. The new restrictions came after a spike in new contaminations from Covid-19. They will last until at ...