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Famous Footwear introduced buy-online, in-store pickup at all its more than 1,000 locations. Customers who use the free service on famous.com, from July 7 through 11, will receive $5 off one order containing an in-store pickup item. “With more than 1,000 stores across the country, customers can...

People Footwear appointed Marty Meade as vice president of sales. Meade will be based in the Portland, OR office. “We are thrilled to have Marty as part of the People Footwear family,” said Damian Van Zyll De Jong, CEO. “As our brand continues to grow and we...

Cherokee Global Brands, the parent of Hi-Tec, Tony Hawk Signature Apparel and Flip Flop Shops, reported a loss in its first quarter ended April 29,  impacted by the decision by Target, the discount chain, to stop selling the Cherokee brand. The company also said it was...

Wiivv Wearables Inc., a Vancouver and San Diego-based consumer technology company that creates custom-fit footwear products through an app, has launched an Employee Wellness program for workers on their feet, following a successful pilot program with the Pacific Northwest’s renowned North Shore Rescue team. As a...

Tonsser, a startup that offers a vertical social network aimed at youth soccer players, has signed on Nike as its first brand channel partner, according to a report from TechCrunch. Offering a way for players to get discovered by a major club, the Copenhagen-based firm now has...

Teva said that beginning with the Spring 2018 season, it will be transitioning the Teva kids business back in-house. For the past three years, Teva had a licensing relationship with footwear firm, BBC International, for the distribution of the Teva kids wholesale business across the U.S. “Teva...

QVC parent company Liberty Interactive Corp. today announced that it has entered into a deal to acquire the 62 percent of competitor HSN Inc. that it does not already own. (Liberty currently owns 38.2 percent of HSNi.) The all-stock transaction, expected to close in the fourth...

Elevate Global VP Patrick McKeller discussed ways in which companies can boost factory worker retention and productivity at the FDRA’s Footwear Production and Trade Summit in China. As one of the biggest producers of footwear manufacturing in the world, China also has been faced with lousy...

Timed for Berlin Fashion Week, Birkenstock BOX, a mobile retail concept from the comfort shoe leader, is making its debut in a partnership with Andreas Murkudis, the Berlin-based fashion retailer. Designed by renowned architectural studio Gonzalez Haase AAS, Birkenstock BOX consists of two stacked converted freight containers,...

After three productive years leading Nikwax North America, Rick Meade has announced he is leaving to seek new challenges and growth opportunities. Brian Davidson, current director of sales for Nikwax, has been named president, and Heidi Allen, current marketing director, has been promoted to VP...