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FDRA joins the U.S. government and international community in strongly condemning the actions of Russia in Ukraine. Russia’s unjustified and vicious invasion of Ukraine goes against our values and belief in human rights and self-determination. We cannot be silent as brave independent people put their lives on the line against a brutal authoritarian dictator to maintain their free and democratic Ukraine. The targeting of families attempting to flee war torn cities further compels the footwear industry to speak out. We call on the Administration to continue to engage with our allies on an effective strategy for responding to the crisis in Ukraine.

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Merrell is launching a multinational product takeback and resale program called Merrell ReTread. The program, which launches in April in the US and Canada in...

Zappos.com announced the promotion of Scott Schaefer to CEO effective immediately. Schaefer, a long-tenured leader in the company, has been acting CEO since December 2021. Before...

Nike plans to open a technology center in Atlanta in a major expansion in the area, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Nike’s Atlanta Technology Center,...

Kanye West’s Yeezy appointed Nur Abbas, previously Nike ACG’s design director, as head of design. In his role, Abbas will report directly to West to further...

Adidas announced that it would create a name, image and likeness (NIL) network for up to 50,000 college athletes to become paid endorsers for the...

JCPenney debuted an exclusive footwear collection with Airwalk, the skate and lifestyle sneaker brand owned by Authentic Brands Group (ABG). “We want customers to be excited...