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    Boohoo appoints independent supervisor to monitor supply chain changes


    Boohoo has appointed Brian Leveson , a retired senior judge, to provide independent oversight of its Agenda for Change program, launched to deliver “long-lasting and meaningful change” to its supply chain and its business practices. The e-commerce and fashion fashion company came under fire after allegations that it ...

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    Shoe Zone sales take £12 million hit with 2nd lockdown in England


    Shoe Zone warned that the second Covid-19 related lockdown in England has trimmed its revenues by at least £12 million (€13.4m-$16.0m) compared with the previous year despite “good gains” in digital sales. More recent lockdowns in certain areas of Scotland and all of Northern Ireland have further exacerbated ...

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    Legero obtains top certification for environmentally-friendly new headquarters


    Legero United , the Austrian-based footwear group that markets brands such as Legero, Superfit , Vios and Think , was awarded the highest certification by the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate Management (ÖGNI). The company’s new headquarters in Feldkirchen, named the Legero United Campus, have a ...

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    Russian Post will deliver abroad goods bought on Wildberries


    Russian Post has inked a contract under which the state-owned mail operator will deliver goods purchased on Wildberries ’ online store to customers outside of Russia. In Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where Wildberries has strong positions, Russian Post will deliver orders to the post offices of its ...

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    Teva collaborates with Chrishabana


    Teva ’s spring/summer 2021 collection will include a footwear line designed in collaboration with Chrishabana , a jeweler in New York City. Called Heavy Metals , the line comprises four revisions – with barbell piercings and pearls – of Teva’s Universal Sandals and is to celebrate trans people and ...

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    Copenhagen lauches B2B site


    The German brand Copenhagen Studios said that it has launched a B2B site to respond to growing demand from buyers. The brand has more than 650 resellers. The new service enables single-pair orders and delivery time varies from 24 to 72 hours. Copenhagen was created in 2017 by ...

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    Ugg opens new flagship in New York


    Ugg , the Southern Californian lifestyle brand part of Deckers , opened a new flagship at 530 Fifth Avenue in New York City. The multi-level 12,842 square foot store marks a new concept and offers an expansive collection of footwear, ready-to-wear, accessories and home products. The brand plans to roll ...

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    Permira reportedly hires advisors for Dr. Martens’ IPO


    The private equity company Permira has hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to organize a possible initial public offering of Dr. Martens , according to media reports. The British private equity company plans to float the footwear company on the London Stock Exchange. Permira bought Dr. ...

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    Britons started Christmas shopping in October


    Britons started their Christmas shopping early this year, according to data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In October, retail sales volumes increased by 1.2 percent in the U.K. when compared with September, marking the sixth consecutive month of growth. The increased reached 6.4 percent for non-store ...

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    Sperry names Elizabeth Drori head of marketing


    Sperry has appointed Elizabeth Drori as chief marketing officer. Before joining Sperry, which is part of Wolverine Worldwide , Drori worked for nearly three years at Walmart , where she became head of fashion marketing. Prior to Walmart, she was vice president in charge of strategic initiatives ...

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    CCC starts 60-minute delivery service in Warsaw


    CCC has launched a new service to deliver shoes within 60 minutes. Currently, it is only available in Warsaw, where it is being tested. The service provides for online orders, which are directed to a local store rather than to the company’s warehouse. The goods are then shipped ...

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    Josef Seibel inaugurates Kenyan factory


    Josef Seibel Group inaugurated its factory in Ukunda, Kenya, on Nov. 9. The ceremony was attended by the owner of the group, Carl-August Seibel , and the chief executive Stefan Wentzel . The factory will produce leather school shoes destined to the Kenyan market under the Romika ...

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    Schuhe24 buys an online platform for bike dealers


    The German Schuhe24 Group , which manages an online marketplace for independent retailers in many sectors, is branching out into the hot bicycle segment by joining and taking over majority control. That company claims it operates the largest platform for bicycle dealers in Germany, carrying over 25,000 bicycles ...

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    Caleres names Michael Edwards head of Famous Footwear


    Caleres has appointed Michael Edwards as president of Famous Footwear , effective Nov. 20. He replaces Molly Adams , who resigned to pursue an opportunity outside the organization. Edwards joined Caleres in June 2008, most recently serving as senior vice president of digital commerce, planning, allocation and stores. ...

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    Cole Haan releases hiking boots and sneakers


    Cole Haan has released a new hiking boot as well as a sneaker from its collaboration with the comedian and writer Hasan Minhaj . Introduced back in September, the 4.ZERØGRAND Hiker ($250) comes in men’s and women’s versions and in a number of colorways. The brand calls it ...

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    Asos axes commissions to help sellers through new Covid lockdown


    British fashion e-tailer Asos is stopping commissions on its marketplace platform to help businesses during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdown as they face the busy Christmas period. New and existing sellers will pay no commission until the end of the year, Asos said. ...

  • Aeffe
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    Aeffe Q3 sales lifted by delayed shipments


    In the first nine months of 2020, Aeffe , the Italian fashion house that owns Pollini and other brands, suffered in its footwear and leathergoods division a decline in sales of 15.4 percent, both on a reported basis and in constant currencies, to €81.9 million because of the Covid-19 ...

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    ​Hotter owner prepares to sell the company


    Electra Private Equity has hired the investment bank Stifel Nicolaus Europe to prepare the sale of Hotter Shoes . The timing of the disposal will be determined over the coming months as trading patterns normalize in Hotter’s new business model focused on direct to consumer channels predominantly in the ...

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    Mizuno plans lifestyle footwear for Europe


    The Japanese sports equipment and sportswear company Mizuno is planning to develop non-sports products like lifestyle footwear for the European market. In the first half of its fiscal year ending on March 31, 2021, Mizuno’s overall revenues declined by 22.5 percent from the year-ago period to 66.2 billion ...

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    Unichel claims tagging has not eradicated counterfeiting in Russia


    The mandatory tagging of shoes has not solved the problem of the wide presence of counterfeit footwear in Russia, according to Ekaterina Zheleznyakova , development director of the shoe producer and retailer, Unichel . So far, the project has only had a negative impact on legitimate businesses, resulting as ...