Industry News

CAPRICE sets personal course for the years ahead

CAPRICE sets personal course for the years ahead

The junior generation of the German-based shoe manufacturer and an experienced veteran, move up into the middle management.  As of May 1st, CAPRICE is undergoing a personnel restructuring and is installing new middle management positions in the key areas of sales, marketing, production control and development. All newly created positions are filled by employees who […]

MICAM, A MADE-TO-MEASURE EVENT…

Increasingly detailed profiling to ensure a well-targeted offer and products, that has already received positive feedback from operators in the last edition. Through its visitor surveys MICAM aims to improve its services and offer for Italian and foreign operators attending the next edition of the event on 15-18 September 2019 in Fiera Milano (Rho). For […]

ACTION AGAINST SHOE WASTE – STEP FORWARD WITH SHOE AID

What happens to the 2 million shoes that are dumped in our bins every week? Where do they go? What happens to them? The answer may surprise you. 2 Million shoes are put into landfill every single week in the UK, taking approximately 100 years to biodegrade. Scary isn’t it? Do you know how many […]

Deichmann acquires shoe chain KicksUSA

German shoe retailer Deichmann is investing in China and the US with several initiatives planned for 2019. The acquisition of shoe chain KicksUSA already took place Against the backdrop of the current economic situation, Deichmann announced it has extensive growth plans for 2019. The planned investments for the entire group amount to 285 million euros, a […]

White & Son – A Shoe Shop, not a shop that sells shoes! Sidmouth based Award Winners do the double!!

Sidmouth is justifiably acknowledged as the jewel in the East Devon crown, giving visitors and locals alike a huge range of independent shops which are the life blood of this thriving seaside town. One of Sidmouth’s success stories is White & Son Shoes in Fore Street. This family owned shoe shop has a shoe history […]

FootHealth 2019 18th June to 19th June 2019 Early Bird Discount

Details Early Bird Discount Price From: £14.00 exc. VAT Course reference: Foothealth2019 You are now able to book your place for the 2019 event. We will be returning to the Kettering Conference Centre with a varied programme of lectures and workshops. The full delegate programme is now available do download at the bottom of this page. Kettering […]

Siro Badon appointed Chair of Assocalzaturifici by the Association’s Board

The Board of Assocalzaturifici, the association that represents Italian footwearmanufacturers, has appointed Siro Badon to succeed Annarita Pilotti as the newChairman, for the four-year term 2019/2023. Siro Badon was elected with a large majority by the entrepreneurs who make up the Board of Assocalzaturifici, meeting today in Naples on the occasion of the World Footwear […]

Nathan’s not letting autism affect aspirations. Young shop worker has words of wisdom for others

Nathan’s not letting autism affect aspirations. Young shop worker has words of wisdom for others

A SHOE SHOP assistant from the North East is encouraging other businesses to be more accepting of job candidates with Autistic spectrum disorders, as World Autism Awareness Week gets underway. Nathan Atkinson, who works for National footwear retailer Charles Clinkard, is also speaking out about his past struggles and offering advice to others in similar […]

British Footwear Association celebrates its 120th anniversary with a special shoe exhibition entitled: “Northamptonshire’s Finest”

British Footwear Association celebrates its 120th anniversary with a special shoe exhibition entitled: “Northamptonshire’s Finest”

The BFA has launched its 120th Birthday celebrations in some serious shoe style by revealing a stunning show-case of some of Northampton’s most respected and revered manufacturers Northamptonshire has long been regarded as the heart of the industry – the ‘Savile Row’ of shoes – and to help celebrate the BFA’s special birthday, 11 of […]

British Footwear Association appoints new CEO – Lucy Reece-Raybould

British Footwear Association appoints new CEO – Lucy Reece-Raybould

The British Footwear Association (BFA) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Lucy Reece-Raybould  comes to the BFA  from the Company of Master Jewellers (where she’s been since 2010). It is  hoped that she’ll start after the end of April 2019.