FDRA

The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), America’s largest footwear trade association, and Munich-based TÜV SÜD have updated the Global Footwear Product Safety Guide. The guide covers both chemical and physical testing requirements and proposed protocols for footwear....

REI Co-op said this month it will be enabling select brand partners to ship orders directly to customers, expanding REI’s curated assortment and giving customers access to a wider variety of products, colors, and sizes on REI.com....

JackRabbit, the running chain owned by affiliates of CriticalPoint Capital (CPC), announced the acquisition of certain assets and liabilities, including the online presence and the “Olympia Sports” brand from Olympia Sports....

“Partnering with VF is a decisive step in deepening our strategy of transforming the company into a brand management platform,” CEO Alexandre Birman said in a statement. “We opened a new growth avenue. Together with relevant existent brands in our portfolio, Vans broadens our competencies...