Skoringen, the Danish buying group, says it is not for sale, denying a rumor.

Marks & Spencer is said to be planning the launch of a higher-priced range of dress shoes in some of its stores.

Artioli, the Italian specialist in men’s former shoes owned by Vito Artioli, the likely new president of ANCI, is opening new stores in the Ginza district of Tokyo, St. Petersbourg and Bakou, the capital of Azerbajan.

Heather Pech departs Jones Apparel, where she was chief executive of Nine West’s retail division.

To support its “next phase of growth,” Camuto Group names Bob Galvin, former chief operating officer of Fila, as president, reporting to Vince Camuto, founder and chief executive of the U.S. trading company.

Jill Williams, company secretary and group treasurer of Pittards, will add the function of finance director following the resignation of the British leather company’s current group financial director, R M L Blackford.

Muir & McDonald Co., one of the three remaining vegetable tanning operations in the USA, is reportedly closing after 144 years of production.

The acquisition of Wellco Enterprises, an American producer of rugged and military footwear, by Golden Gate Capital and Integrity Brands is completed at a value of $14 cash per share