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Bata workers in Mexico victorious after 5-year fight Beth Wright | 28 Jul 16

A five-year dispute between the Sandak-Bata union and Calzado Sandak, a Mexican subsidiary of the Swiss-headquartered footwear giant Bata, has finally come to an end.


Nasard takes helm at Bata shoe business Katie Smith | 7 Apr 16

Footwear giant Bata has appointed Alexis Nasard as its new group CEO, tasked with identifying global opportunities to accelerate growth.


Mexican worker detained as Bata dispute escalates Richard Woodard | 27 Jan 15

One worker has been taken into custody and another eight threatened with detention as an industrial dispute with footwear company Bata in Mexico escalates, according to the IndustriAll global union.


Bata accused over supplier sackings Richard Woodard | 9 Dec 14

Swiss-headquartered footwear business Bata is accused of “shirking responsibility” by not helping to resolve a labour dispute involving one of its suppliers in Sri Lanka.


Activists accuse Sri Lanka shoe maker of mass sackings Michelle Russell | 26 Sep 14

Unions and labour rights activitsts have slammed Sri Lankan footwear manufacturer Palla and Company following what they describe as "mass sackings and union-busting" by the firm.


just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 17 Apr 14

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Sweden, a profile of value fashion retailer Primark, and an overview of women's and girls' apparel manufacturing in the US.


INDIA: Bata Q3 profit up 17% as sales surge Richard Woodard | 30 Oct 13

Footwear retailer and manufacturer Bata India is planning to expand its retail presence further after recording double-digit rises in sales and profit in the third quarter.


INDIA: Bata second-quarter net income rises Petah Marian | 26 Jul 13

Indian footwear group Bata has seen second-quarter net income increase on rising sales.


INDIA: Bata Q1 profit increases 6.8% Katie Smith | 29 Apr 13

Indian footwear retailer and manufacturer Bata has booked a 6.8% increase in first-quarter profit, helped by new store openings and improved merchandise.


INDIA: Retail expansion fuels Bata India FY profit Richard Woodard | 27 Feb 13

Footwear business Bata India posted strong double-digit increases in full-year net profit and sales in 2012, boosted by the company’s continued retail and wholesale expansion.


Global news roundup Katie Smith | 14 Dec 12

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


SWITZERLAND: Bata names Jack Clemons as next CEO Leonie Barrie | 21 Nov 12

Bata Shoe Organization (BSO), one of the world's largest manufacturers and retailers of footwear, has named Jack Clemons as its new chief executive.


INDIA: Bata India sees Q3 profits rise 6% Katie Smith | 1 Nov 12

Footwear business Bata India has seen its third-quarter net profit rise despite challenging retail conditions.


INDIA: Bata second-quarter net profit up 29% Petah Marian | 30 Jul 12

Indian footwear retailer and manufacturer Bata has posted a jump in second quarter net profit after sales were boosted by new store openings.


INDIA: Expansion lifts Bata India Q1 profit by 41% Leonie Barrie | 1 May 12

India's largest footwear retailer and manufacturer Bata India Ltd has booked a 41% hike in first quarter profit, with sales rising by nearly one-third thanks to its aggressive expansion.


CHINA: Belle International to buy sports retailer for $145m Leonie Barrie | 21 Mar 12

Footwear firm Belle International Holdings Ltd is to buy sportswear distributor Big Step Limited for up to CNY920m (US$145.6m) as part of efforts to expand its geographical presence in mainland China.


INDIA: Bata posts full-year profit jump Petah Marian | 2 Mar 12

Indian footwear retailer Bata reported a jump in full-year net profit on the back of rising sales.


PAKISTAN: Takes steps to open up trade with India Ahmed Abdullah | 16 Nov 11

Two days of talks held earlier this week between Pakistan and India have made progress towards normalising bilateral trade between the two neighbouring countries.


INDIA: Aggressive expansion drives Bata India Q3 profit Petah Marian | 31 Oct 11

Footwear company Bata India has reported a jump in third-quarter pre-tax profit, driven by an aggressive expansion plan.


INDIA: Bata sees FY profits surge just-style.com | 25 Feb 11

Indian footwear company Bata has posted strong profit growth for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2010, having repositioned its network with larger format stores.


INDIA: Bata India records 39% hike in Q1 profit just-style.com | 30 Apr 10

Bata India, the country's largest footwear retailer, has seen its first quarter profit jump by 38.7% thanks to higher sales, new stores and better inventory management.


INDIA: Bata Q4 profit surges by 20% just-style.com | 24 Feb 10

Footwear retailer and manufacturer Bata India today (24 February) booked a 20.3% jump in fourth quarter profit, helped by higher sales and expansion of its shoe chains.


HONG KONG: Belle International H1 profit up 15% just-style.com | 26 Aug 09

First-half profit at Belle International Holdings Ltd, China’s largest retailer of women’s footwear, has jumped 14.9% on higher sales.


INDIA: Bata India Q2 pre-tax profit jumps 26% just-style.com | 23 Jul 09

Leading Indian footwear retailer and manufacturer Bata today (23 July) posted a 26% jump in second quarter profit, helped by higher sales, new large format stores, and trendier shoe designs.


INDIA: Footwear retailer Bata India posts Q1 sales jump just-style.com | 28 Apr 09

Bata India, the country’s largest footwear retailer and one of its leading manufacturers, has posted a 27.1% jump in pre-tax profit in the first quarter of its financial year, helped by new stores and rising sales.


INDIA: Bata profit up 28% in 2008 just-style.com | 2 Mar 09

Indian footwear retailer Bata Group has boosted its full-year net income to INR607m (US$11.7m), from INR474m in the comparable period last year, it told the Bombay Stock Exchange.


INDIA: Bata profit up 28% in 2008 just-style.com | 2 Mar 09

Indian footwear retailer Bata Group has boosted its full-year net income to INR607m (US$11.7m), from INR474m in the comparable period last year, it told the Bombay Stock Exchange.


INDIA: Bata India to open 40 new stores just-style.com | 18 Feb 09

India’s largest footwear retailer, Bata India Ltd, is planning to open 40 new stores in the first quarter of 2009 as it takes its shoes to customers in smaller cities.


INDIA: Bata India to open 40 new stores just-style.com | 18 Feb 09

India’s largest footwear retailer, Bata India Ltd, is planning to open 40 new stores in the first quarter of 2009 as it takes its shoes to customers in smaller cities.


FRANCE: Shoe retailer Bata launches restructuring programme just-style.com | 10 Nov 08

French shoe retailer Bata France Distribution, a subsidiary of Canadian group Bata, has announced a three-year EUR15m (US$19.35m) restructuring programme.

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