As part of an ongoing restructure, Lacoste Footwear has appointed Hugo Youngman as its international marketing manager. Youngman, who was previously UK country manager for sportus.com, will report to Andy Simister, president of Lacoste Footwear, and will be responsible for the continuing global development of the marketing strategy.

Lacoste Footwear, which is part of the Pentland Group, will also be transferring more of the responsibility for its UK marketing to the increased international department. And a new global merchandising system has been introduced to boost Lacoste's reputation as a supplier of quality, innovative and sport-inspired footwear.