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US: K-Swiss appoints Remington as CEO Katie Smith | 2 May 13

California-based footwear maker K-Swiss, has appointed Larry Remington as its new president and CEO following its buyout by South Korean apparel conglomerate E-Land.

Global news roundup Katie Smith | 16 Apr 13

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.

US: Lawsuits continue against Skechers toning shoes Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 13

Attorneys acting for consumers who were allegedly injured while wearing Skechers toning shoes say the number of lawsuits filed against the company continues to rise, despite a $40m settlement reached with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last year.

US: Skechers distribution hub earns eco-friendly status Katie Smith | 20 Feb 13

Footwear firm Skechers says its North American distribution centre in California has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification.

US: Skechers' “remarkable year” ends in Q4 profit Richard Woodard | 14 Feb 13

Footwear business Skechers returned to profit in the company’s fourth quarter and full-year results, ending what its CEO dubbed a “remarkable” year for the company.

Global: Brands accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery" Petah Marian | 20 Nov 12

A number of major clothing brands have been accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery" through their failure to address child and forced labour in their supply chains, according to a report released by the Not For Sale campaign.

US: Skechers Q3 profit increases Katie Smith | 25 Oct 12

Footwear firm Skechers USA has seen its third-quarter net profits rise on the back of sales growth at its own stores and its wholesale division amid challenging trading conditions in Europe.

US: Beecroft to head Skechers' Canadian business Katie Smith | 10 Sep 12

Footwear maker Skechers USA has appointed David Beecroft as managing director of its business in Canada, replacing John Hartshorn who passed away in June.

US: Skechers launches Relaxed Fit men's footwear Katie Smith | 31 Aug 12

Footwear maker Skechers has teamed up with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, and sports professionals Joe Montana and Tommy Lasorda, to launch a Relaxed Fit men's footwear collection.

US: Skechers settles lighted footwear lawsuit Leonie Barrie | 17 Aug 12

Footwear firm Skechers USA has scored what it claims is a "major legal victory" in a five-year legal dispute over Cobra International's patent relating to lighted shoes.

US: Skechers slashes Q2 losses to US$1.3m Katie Smith | 26 Jul 12

Footwear firm Skechers has reported narrower second quarter losses on the back of improved gross margins and the clearance of excess stocks of toning shoes.

The market for toning shoes fails to shape up Leonie Barrie | 18 May 12

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But even so, millions of consumers around the world fell for claims that toning shoes would provide more weight loss, and more muscle tone than regular fitness shoes - catapulting the sector to sales of around $1bn in 2010.

US: Skechers to pay $50m to settle toning shoe claims Leonie Barrie | 17 May 12

Footwear firm Skechers USA has agreed to pay $50m to settle what are described as "unfounded" advertising claims that its toning shoes would help wearers improve their fitness and lose weight.

US: Skechers sees profit rebound despite Q1 loss Leonie Barrie | 26 Apr 12

Despite swinging to a first-quarter loss, results at footwear maker Skechers USA Inc were in line with expectations and the company said it expects to return to a profit later this year.

LUXEMBOURG: Fila inks licensing deal with MAG Brands Katie Smith | 26 Mar 12

Fila Luxembourg has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with US-based manufacturer of sportswear, outerwear and swimwear MAG Brands in the country.

JAPAN: Skechers to open new subsidiary Richard Woodard | 6 Mar 12

Footwear business Skechers USA is to take over its own distribution in Japan, setting up Skechers Japan as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

US: Falling sales push Skechers to Q4 loss Leonie Barrie | 16 Feb 12

Footwear retailer Skechers USA Inc has swung to a fourth quarter loss on falling sales in both its domestic wholesale and international businesses as the company struggled to replicate the success of its toning footwear last year.

US: Skechers to expand in Asia with subsidiary in Japan Leonie Barrie | 27 Oct 11

Footwear firm Skechers USA Inc today (27 October) said it plans to double its business in Japan, one of its largest Asian Markets, over the next three to five years.

US: Skechers facing “challenges” as Q3 profit plummets Richard Woodard | 27 Oct 11

Tough comparatives with last year and falling sales led to a haemorrhaging of third quarter profit at footwear company Skechers USA.

US: Skechers posts Q2 loss on inventory clearance Richard Woodard | 28 Jul 11

Footwear company Skechers USA slipped to a second quarter loss after posting a double-digit sales decline and a major reduction in margins.

US: Skechers expands business information systems | 7 Jun 11

Footwear firm Skechers USA Inc has upgraded and expanded its business information systems as part of a wider initiative to fuel growth, reduce costs and enable the business to respond faster to market opportunities.

US: Skechers branches out into sporting goods | 2 Jun 11

Footwear brand Skechers is expanding into the sporting goods arena under a new licensing agreement with specialist company Street Flyers.

US: Skechers creates technical fitness unit | 25 May 11

Footwear company Skechers has created a fitness group dedicated to developing its technical athletic footwear.

US: Skechers Q1 sales dip without toning boost | 28 Apr 11

Footwear retailer Skechers has reported slowing sales and earnings in the first quarter, as it struggled to replicate the success of its toning footwear last year.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 11 Mar 11

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read articles on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

US: Skechers files footwear lawsuit against Sears | 9 Mar 11

Skechers USA is suing Sears Holding Corporation for selling footwear it claims infringes on a number of product lines including the Twinkle Toes and Z-Strap brands and the Shape-ups toning range.

US: Skechers sees margin pressures after "amazing" FY | 17 Feb 11

Footwear retailer Skechers USA Inc has ended what it describes as an “amazing” year after achieving more than $2bn in annual sales and nearly tripling its profit – but warned of margin pressures in the coming quarters.

The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 14 Feb 11

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is a snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.

US: Skechers signs up NHL player Wayne Gretzky | 12 Jan 11

Footwear firm Skechers USA has signed a deal for hockey star Wayne Gretzky to feature in its latest advertising campaign in the US.

US: Brooke Burke to promote Skechers shape-ups Katie Smith | 14 Dec 10

Skechers have announced today (14 December) that they have signed a Shape-ups endorsement deal with TV personality Brooke Burke.





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