International Recruitment Company Seeks Export Manager Europe Shoes & Accessories m/f

For our client, a worldwide well-known shoe & accessories manufacturer with different brands, based in Switzerland, we are looking for the international export manager to join the company. The ambitious company with a long history will boost the existing sales force in Europe and needs you to commercialise the collections Europe-wide. We need a proven […]

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.

Double digit growth for Puma

Germany-based athletics company Puma closed 2018 reporting a 17.6% and 38.0% revenue and net earnings gain, respectively. For 2019, Puma expects earnings and sales to continue with two digits increases Bjørn Gulden, Chief Executive Officer of Puma SE commented: “We are very happy with how our business developed in 2018. Sales rose organically by 17.6% to 4 […]

Nike reports strong growth

The Oregon-based sportswear giant reported financial results for its fiscal third quarter. Revenue increased by 7% totalling 9.6 billion US dollars (up by 11% on a currency-neutral basis) Nike’s revenue growth in the third quarter was driven by broad-based strength across all geographies as well as Nike Direct, led by digital: “In Q3, our team […]

Crocs with successful year

The US-based company famous for its clogs reported fourth quarter and full year 2018 results. Fourth quarter revenue increased by 8.5% and full year revenue by 6.3%. As a result, Crocs raised its 2019 revenue guidance Andrew Rees, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Our fourth quarter results contributed to what was a very successful year. […]

The most significant S’s in sourcing

Today we share with you some of the main ideas about the present dynamics of the sourcing activity taken from a recent visit to the Footwear Sourcing event in Las Vegas The links in today’s supply chain – although still connected, are becoming more see-through, sustainable and supple. The recent February Footwear Sourcing show in Las […]

Footwear amongst most popular items for cross-border online shopping

A study conducted by Ipsos for PayPal revealed that 68% of the online shoppers surveyed purchased items of clothing, apparel, footwear or accessories from websites in other countries PayPal has released the main results of its 2018 Cross Border Consumer Research, based on research carried out earlier in the year and a survey done to […]

Asics launches recycling project for the Olympics

Asics, Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner in the sporting goods category, launched the Asics Reborn Wear Project (ARWPJ) in January, aiming to offer a way to cheer for Tokyo 2020 Japan Olympic and Paralympic Team competitors ARWPJ will recycle clothing associated with precious memories from school teams, sports days and marathons into the […]

Skechers sponsors Los Angeles Marathon

US-based footwear giant returns as title sponsor for the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, 24th of March. Skechers Performance Elite Athlete Weldon Kirui set to compete for record third victory at the race At the big event and throughout race weekend, the performance brand will offer exclusive race-branded merchandise to runners as well […]