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Skechers USA, Inc. has been named a leading Buzz Brand across multiple rankings in the YouGov BrandIndex apparel and footwear category. According to the consumer perception firm’s January 2016 report, Skechers was named the number two apparel and footwear brand on the Top Buzz Rankings...

Puma appointed Anders Jonsson as area general manager of its Nordics region. Jonsson started his career at Puma in 1990 and during his 25 years with the company, he has held different positions. Since 2012, he has headed up the sales team at Puma Nordics....

Cole Haan appointed James "Jim" Brett, to its board of directors. Brett is the president of Brooklyn-based West Elm, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands. He brings to his role as a director on the Cole Haan board a wealth of experience...

Nike launched a series of one-of-a-kind running and training events for women around the globe as part of its NikeWomen Victory Tour and NikeWomen Weeks. Nike noted that more than 200,000 women worldwide conquered their first half marathon, 10k or Nike+ Training Club (NTC) challenge...

Genesco Inc. has authorized it to repurchase up to $100 million of the company's common stock. The authorization replaces the remaining balance of a previous $100 million repurchase program authorized in Sept. 2015, pursuant to which the company has repurchased 1.3 million shares at a...

PLUSfoam Compound Technologies LLC, which has helped Patagonia, Vans, New Balance and Manduka launch recyclable sandals and other footwear, has raised capital from two strategic partners to expand its manufacturing both abroad and in the United States....

Target Corporation hired Michelle Wlazlo as senior vice president of apparel and accessories. She was most recently she served as senior vice president of global merchandising, Gap. In this role, Wlazlo will be responsible for the retailer’s merchandising programs for women’s, men’s and kids’ apparel...