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    Ecco USA president retires

    2021-07-19T07:58:00Z

    Dave Quel will retire at the end of the month as president of Ecco USA . Klaus Flock , the chief financial officer of Ecco USA, will take over the job on an interim basis on Aug. 1 until a permanent replacement is appointed. Quel joined the company ...

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    U.S. faces a record hike in footwear prices as economy reopens

    2021-07-12T07:55:00Z

    The supply disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic are pushing up footwear prices in the U.S. as consumer spending picks up with the reopening of the economy. Large brands are also coming out of the pandemic stronger than their smaller rivals and are ready to engage into acquisitions, which ...

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    Ecco to hold Hot-Shop event Aug.31-Sept.3

    2021-05-31T07:22:00Z

    Ecco Leather , the leather manufacturing division of the Danish footwear company Ecco , is holding its Hot-Shop event from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. ”This time around we will be exploring the notion of bringing low-fi ingenuity into a virtual and non-defined future,” the company said without giving ...

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    Spinnova and KT Trading develop a fiber made from leather waste

    2021-05-23T15:39:00Z

    Spinnova , a Finnish manufacturer of textile fibers deriving from wood or waste, and KT Trading , a Swiss firm specialized in the sourcing and trading of materials for the leather industry, have developed a fiber made from leather waste. “Following thorough research and testing, Spinnova and KT Trading ...

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    Ecco opens flagship store in Shanghai

    2021-05-11T14:47:00Z

    Danish footwear brand Ecco opened a new flagship store in Shanghai in April. The company said that physical stores remain an important and attractive sales channel for Ecco’s customers, although online shopping has become an essential part of the “new normal.” Additionally, life in Shanghai right now is not ...

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    Ecco takes its waterless tanning process to the next level

    2021-05-10T15:11:00Z

    A few years ago, Ecco introduced DriTan , a new tanning process that leads to significant improvements in all relevant parameters such as water and energy, chemicals, wastewater and sludge. This innovation has already earned the Danish footwear brand the SOG Award Winter 2019/20 in the technology category. ...

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    The casual shoe market grew by 6.0% in 2019

    2020-10-12T09:52:00Z

    According to a study conducted by Shoe Intelligence in collaboration with Sporting Goods Intelligence , the branded casual footwear market grew by 6.0 percent in terms of invoiced dollars to an estimated level of $20.8 billion in 2019, in spite of strong competition from the athletic footwear brands in ...

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    Ecco wins German Design Award for two models

    2020-09-08T09:22:00Z

    Ecco has won the German Design Council ’s annual German Design Award in the “Excellent Product Design” category for its Biom 2.0 trail shoe and its Exowrap all-terrain sandal. The competition for the awards came from more than 5,400 projects from 63 countries. The Biom 2.0 ...

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    Ecco joins expanding list of footwear firms boycotting Facebook

    2020-07-20T10:51:00Z

    Denmark-based shoe manufacturer Ecco is continuously reviewing advertising efforts on social media platforms “to be in alignment with company values” after its U.S. arm earlier this month joined the growing list of footwear and other firms boycotting Facebook and Instagram to protest policies for handling online hate ...

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    Ecco restructuring its European sales

    2020-04-26T07:44:00Z

    In an effort to get closer to consumers, Ecco has decided to restructure its European sales organization, decentralizing the management of its wholesale operations. They will be led by a dedicated general manager in each of the three European regions. In the framework of this reorganization, Erik Heldoorn , sales ...

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    Ecco goes more digital

    2020-04-22T14:52:00Z

    The expansion of Ecco ’s store portfolio growth slowed to the addition of only six extra shops, with 200 openings and 194 closures. On the other hand, investments in direct-to-consumer sales channels continued in 2019, with net sales from retail and e-commerce combined increasing by 10.9 percent. Revenues from online ...

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    Ecco takes charge of its Russian distribution

    2020-03-26T09:48:00Z

    Ecco has confirmed our previous report concerning the takeover of its distribution in Russia from Ecco Ros , after nearly 30 years of collaboration. The business includes a network of 215 shops in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.

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    Ecco restructuring its European sales

    2020-03-24T14:27:00Z

    In an effort to get closer to consumers, Ecco has decided to restructure its European sales organization, decentralizing the management of its wholesale operations. They will be led by a dedicated general manager in each of the three European regions. In the framework of this reorganization, Erik Heldoorn , sales ...