The Italian fashion group Antonio Marras has signed a license agreement with Kallisté for the production of women's shoes starting with spring/summer 2010. In the past, Marras has sold shoes under its name in very limited quantities. The agreement is considered its first real foray into footwear. No sales target was disclosed.

The Florida Group has signed a deal with Marc Shoes whereby it will distribute the German brand in the U.K. and Ireland. Marc is a 70-year-old company that makes casual functional footwear. It should first hit the shelves in these new markets for the coming autumn/winter season. Both Florida Group and Marc are family-run companies.