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    Skechers opens a flagship in Berlin

    2021-06-24T07:15:00Z

    Skechers USA is building up its own network of mono-brand stores in Europe strongly. After setting up a flagship store in Munich last year, it is opening another flagship of 1,000 square meters in a very central area of Berlin. Located on the Tauentzienstrasse in front of the Kaiser-Wilhlem-Gedächtnis ...

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    Mariano Shoes opens a store in Lisbon

    2021-06-23T16:17:00Z

    The Portuguese shoemaker Mariano Shoes has opened its first store. The 60-square-meter shop is located in Lisbon and the company plans to open at least two more stores. Fátima Oliveira , the executive director of the company founded in 1945 in São João da Madeira, explained that the ...

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    ​Italian shoe makers renew labor contract to end 2023

    2021-06-23T15:56:00Z

    The Italian association of footwear manufacturers, Assocalzaturifici , and the unions Femca-Cisl , Filctem-Cgil and Uiltec-Uil signed a new labor contract, replacing the one that expired on Dec. 31, 2019. The new contract, which concerns about 80,000 workers and nearly 5,800 companies, will start retroactively from Jan. ...

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    Shoe Carnival sees FY sales over $1.15bn

    2021-06-23T15:25:00Z

    Shoe Carnival expects sales in the current fiscal year to be more than $1.15 billion and diluted net income per share to be in excess of $6.00 before a planned two-for-one stock split, or above $3.00 post-stock split. The forecast sales would surpass its previous sales record by ...

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    Solvay introduces its first bio-based polyamide

    2021-06-22T17:59:00Z

    Solvay is launching globally Bio Amni , its first partially bio-based polyamide 5.6. Bio Amni is produced entirely at the company’s textile industrial unit in Brazil. Solvay’s research and innovation teams worked on creating the new textile yarn for two years, the company said. The launch of Bio Amni ...

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    Nike launches sneaker range made from pineapple leaf fibers

    2021-06-22T17:57:00Z

    Nike has teamed up with Piñatex on the “ Happy Pineapple ” pack, a collection of sneakers that use a pineapple-based material. The silhouettes featured in the new pack include the Nike Air Force 1 , Free Run Trail , Air Max 95 , Air Max ...

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    EU opens antitrust probe into Google online advertising tech

    2021-06-22T17:55:00Z

    The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Google has violated European Union competition rules by favoring its own online display advertising technology services in the so-called “ad tech” supply chain, to the detriment of competing providers of advertising technology services, advertisers and online ...

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    Debbie Ferrée confirmed as president of Camuto

    2021-06-22T16:00:00Z

    Designer Brands has appointed its vice chairwoman Debbie Ferrée as president of Camuto Group , a role she has held on an interim basis since August 2020. She will continue with the task of integrating Camuto into Designer Brands. The American company has also named William “Bill” ...

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    Yantian port backlog will take several weeks to clear

    2021-06-21T15:53:00Z

    A backlog at Yantian, China’s largest container terminal, will take several weeks to clear, according to the Danish shipping company Maersk . Maersk, which is the largest shipping company in the world, told the news agency AFP that it had been informed by the port’s authorities that activity ...

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    UBC hires an e-commerce expert from Lotto Sport

    2021-06-21T05:59:00Z

    The Italian company United Brands Company ( UBC ) has hired Pierpaolo Guerra to manage its digital and e-commerce activities as part of its efforts to develop its omnichannel strategy. Guerra comes from Lotto Sport Italia where he was in charge of digital and omnichannel activites. ...

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    Portuguese footwear exports up 4.3% in first 4 months

    2021-06-21T05:59:00Z

    Portuguese footwear exports rose by 4.3 percent to €497 million in the first four months of 2021. In April, exports surged by 121 percent compared with a year earlier, when trade was disrupted by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of 22 million pairs of shoes were sold ...

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    Superfeet is taken over by a private equity

    2021-06-20T14:00:00Z

    Superfeet , a leading American supplier of comfort insoles, said that the Seattle-based private equity firm Westward Partners has bought a majority stake in the company to support its growth. Superfeet was previously wholly-owned by its employees. No financial details were released. ”We recognize, and are excited about, ...

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    Chiara Ferragni takes full control of Tbs Crew

    2021-06-20T14:00:00Z

    The Italian fashion blogger and influencer Chiara Ferragni has taken full control of Tbs Crew by buying the 45 percent stake owned by Esuriens , a company belonging to the Morgese and Barindelli families. No financials were released. Ferragni founded the company in 2009. It ...

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    Aura Blockchain Consortium names a general secretary

    2021-06-20T13:05:00Z

    Aura Blockchain Consortium has appointed Daniela Ott as general secretary. She will report directly to the consortium’s board of directors. Aura was created by L VMH, Prada and Cartier , a unit of the Swiss luxury goods group Richemont , to promote the use of ...

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    Sports Direct opens an upgraded flagship store in London

    2021-06-20T12:13:00Z

    As part of the chain’s “elevation strategy,” Sports Direct is reopening its flagship store on London’s Oxford Street, which it inaugurated in 2014, after a £10 million (€11.6m-$13.8m) refurbishment carried out in the last six months during the recent Covid-related retail lockdowns. Two other flagship stores are due to ...

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    Nike is the most resold brand

    2021-06-20T11:19:00Z

    According to the British energy comparison website SaveOnEnergy , Nike is “by far” the most resold brand in the world. Based on the survey carried out from June 4 to 7, it found that the brand had a “staggering” 1,160,153 listings in total across the resale sites Depop , ...

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    Hoka One One hires a global creative agency

    2021-06-20T11:18:00Z

    Hoka One One has appointed FCB , a company based in San Francisco, as its first global creative agency of record, with a plan to launch its first global campaign in 2022. FCB, which stands for Foote, Cone Bending , was elected by Adweek as Global ...

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    Birkenstock appoints a new managing director for Europe

    2021-06-20T11:18:00Z

    Birkenstock has appointed Nico Bouyakhf as managing director for Europe replacing Michael Schmitz , who left the company for an unspecified destination. Bouyakhf will report to Oliver Reichert , who is now Birkenstock’s sole CEO after Markus Bensberg stepped down as co-CEO. Bouyakhf joins the ...

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    Asolo has a new distributor in Benelux

    2021-06-20T08:12:00Z

    Asolo, the Italian outdoor footwear brand founded in 1975, will be represented in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg by Dutch agency Technolyt starting with the spring-summer 2022 season. Asolo said it chose this new collaboration and distribution through Technolyt “because we share the same values in the ...

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    New international brand president for K-Swiss

    2021-06-18T17:11:00Z

    K-Swiss has promoted Dave Grange to the position of international brand president, replacing Barney Waters who is leaving the company after 12 years to lead an unnamed brand of eyewear. Grange was most recently vice president of sales in charge of the Americas for K-Swiss and Palladium ...