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US: Skechers opens first Irish retail store | 12 Nov 10

Footwear firm Skechers USA Inc has opened its first Skechers-branded retail store in Ireland as the latest step in its worldwide retail licensing expansion.

US: Skechers hits inventory snag after Q3 profit rise | 28 Oct 10

Footwear company Skechers USA registered earnings and sales surges in the third quarter, but warned that its inventories were above target thanks to cancelled orders.

VIETNAM: 2,000 strike for better wage deal Ngo Tuan | 27 Oct 10

Thousands of workers demanding higher pay at a shoe factory in Vietnam have been on strike for more than a week.

US: Skechers launches Shape-ups TV ads | 20 Oct 10

Footwear company Skechers has launched a series of television adverts for its Shape-ups fitness footwear range.

US: Skechers designs workout app | 5 Oct 10

US footwear brand Skechers USA has launched a free Shape-Up N’ Go application for the iPhone.

US: Skechers secures Shape-ups patent | 13 Sep 10

US footwear firm Skechers said it has secured a worldwide patent for its Shape-ups footwear line, protecting their 'Kinetic Wedge midsole technology', as it takes strides to defend the shoes' advertising.

US: Skechers dismisses “baseless” legal action | 11 Aug 10

Footwear company Skechers USA has dismissed two recently filed class action suits against its Shape-up products, describing them as “baseless”.

US: Skechers second quarter back into profit | 29 Jul 10

Strong top-line growth has propelled Skechers back into profit in its second quarter.

US: Perry Ellis inks Gotcha boys license with Beluga | 7 Jul 10

Apparel maker Perry Ellis International has signed a license deal for its Gotcha brand for infants and boys with Beluga Inc, a subsidiary of the Adjmi Apparel Group.

IRELAND: Skechers expands with retail licensing deal | 10 Jun 10

Footwear maker Skechers USA Inc has signed a retail licensing deal with shoe retailer Shuz 4 U Ltd to open and operate Skechers-branded retail stores throughout Ireland.

US: Asics files trademark lawsuit against Skechers Joe Ayling | 20 May 10

Sportswear company Asics has filed a lawsuit in the US against rival firm Skechers over the stripe designs on its footwear.

US: Skechers Q1 profit surges on soaring sales | 29 Apr 10

Footwear company Skechers USA recorded a huge increase in first quarter profit thanks to a 43.5% surge in sales.

US: Skechers breaks ground on new distribution hub | 17 Mar 10

Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger was in attendance as footwear company Skechers USA broke ground on its new distribution centre.

US: Killick Datta to chair AAFA board of directors | 16 Mar 10

Killick Datta, chairman and chief executive officer of International Brand Partners LLC, has taken over the reins as chairman of the board of directors of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).

US: Payless launches latest toning shoe Joe Ayling | 9 Mar 10

US retailer Payless ShoeSource has released a new toning shoe by sports brand Champion, hot on the heels of a surge in demand for workout shoes.

ANALYSIS: Toning shapes up athletic footwear sector Joe Ayling | 24 Feb 10

The emergence of toning footwear will continue to be a driver of growth in the US athletic footwear sector, latest reseach suggests.

US: Sales surge nets Q4 profit for Skechers | 18 Feb 10

A fourth quarter sales surge of more than 30% helped footwear company Skechers to post a net profit of US$27.9m, up from a $20.4m loss in the same period last year.

The week ahead on just-style... Leonie Barrie | 15 Feb 10

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

US: Skechers signs Joe Montana for endorsement deal | 3 Dec 09

US footwear firm Skechers has signed a worldwide endorsement deal with former American Football quarterback Joe Montana to promote its Shape-ups fitness footwear until 2010.

US: Skechers to step into medical apparel market | 10 Nov 09

Skechers USA Inc is hoping to mirror the success of its workplace footwear with the launch of a new branded line of apparel for nurses and other healthcare professionals.

US: Skechers Q3 profit falls despite retail surge | 22 Oct 09

Footwear operator Skechers posted a 13.4% fall in third quarter profit, but saw sales edge back up thanks to strong performances in retail and international business.

US: Skechers expands in Mexico with Grupo Charly | 8 Oct 09

Footwear maker Skechers USA Inc is to expand into Mexico after signing a new licensing and distribution deal with Grupo Charly.

US: Skechers expands into India | 6 Oct 09

US footwear firm Skechers has signed a deal with Winner Sports Pvt to license and distribute its footwear and apparel in India.

US: Skechers chief financial officer to depart | 9 Sep 09

Fred Schneider, the chief financial officer of footwear firm Skechers, is resigning “to pursue other interests” the company said today (9 September), with his role being taken on by chief operating officer David Weinberg.

US: Skechers posts US$5.9m Q2 loss on tumbling sales | 23 Jul 09

A double-digit decline in revenues sent footwear company Skechers USA to a second quarter loss of US$5.9m – although the company says margins are improving.

US: Skechers agrees $250m credit line, eyes growth | 8 Jul 09

Footwear firm Skechers USA Inc has agreed a new $250m, four-year credit facility, and says it is now in a strong position to fund future growth.

US: Skechers returns to profit despite Q1 sales decline | 30 Apr 09

Footwear company Skechers USA returned to profit in the first quarter after a fourth quarter loss, but registered a 10.8% decline in sales.

US: RG Barry appoints Zeng as China sourcing VP | 14 Apr 09

Footwear and accessories marketer RG Barry Corporation has named Hong Zeng as its new China-based vice president of sourcing.

CHILE: Skechers expands South American operations | 26 Mar 09

Footwear maker Skechers USA Inc has expanded its operations in South America by setting up a new subsidiary to distribute its brand in Chile.

US: Markdowns push Skechers to $20.4m Q4 loss | 19 Feb 09

Shoe maker Skechers USA has swung to a fourth quarter loss after slowing sales forced it to mark down its stock in an attempt to clear inventory.





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