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Bata workers in Mexico victorious after 5-year fight

28 July 2016 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Nasard takes helm at Bata shoe business

7 April 2016 | Katie Smith

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

Mexican worker detained as Bata dispute escalates

27 January 2015 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more

Bata accused over supplier sackings

9 December 2014 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more

Activists accuse Sri Lanka shoe maker of mass sackings

26 September 2014 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

just-style's research roundup

17 April 2014 | Liz Hague

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.... read more

INDIA: Bata Q3 profit up 17% as sales surge

30 October 2013 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more

INDIA: Bata second-quarter net income rises

26 July 2013 | Petah Marian

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

INDIA: Bata Q1 profit increases 6.8%

29 April 2013 | Katie Smith

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

INDIA: Retail expansion fuels Bata India FY profit

27 February 2013 | Richard Woodard

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.... read more

Global news roundup

14 December 2012 | Katie Smith

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.... read more

SWITZERLAND: Bata names Jack Clemons as next CEO

21 November 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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

INDIA: Bata India sees Q3 profits rise 6%

1 November 2012 | Katie Smith

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

INDIA: Bata second-quarter net profit up 29%

30 July 2012 | Petah Marian

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

INDIA: Expansion lifts Bata India Q1 profit by 41%

1 May 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

CHINA: Belle International to buy sports retailer for $145m

21 March 2012 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

INDIA: Bata posts full-year profit jump

2 March 2012 | Petah Marian

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

PAKISTAN: Takes steps to open up trade with India

16 November 2011 | Ahmed Abdullah

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

INDIA: Aggressive expansion drives Bata India Q3 profit

31 October 2011 | Petah Marian

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

INDIA: Bata sees FY profits surge

25 February 2011 | just-style.com

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. ... read more

INDIA: Bata India records 39% hike in Q1 profit

30 April 2010 | just-style.com

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.... read more

INDIA: Bata Q4 profit surges by 20%

24 February 2010 | just-style.com

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.... read more

HONG KONG: Belle International H1 profit up 15%

26 August 2009 | just-style.com

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

INDIA: Bata India Q2 pre-tax profit jumps 26%

23 July 2009 | just-style.com

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.... read more

INDIA: Footwear retailer Bata India posts Q1 sales jump

28 April 2009 | just-style.com

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.... read more

INDIA: Bata profit up 28% in 2008

2 March 2009 | just-style.com

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.... read more

INDIA: Bata India to open 40 new stores

18 February 2009 | just-style.com

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.... read more

FRANCE: Shoe retailer Bata launches restructuring programme

10 November 2008 | just-style.com

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

BANGLADESH: Nike launches in Bata outlets

28 July 2008 | just-style.com

Global sportswear major Nike is selling its shoes to Bangladeshi consumers for the first time through Bata’s nationwide retail network.... read more

INDIA: Bata India sells Hawai brand - report

20 June 2008 | just-style.com

Indian footwear operator Bata India has sold its Hawai shoe brand to Brazilian company Alpragatas, it has been reported.... read more

INDIA: Bata eyes 250 new stores - report

19 June 2008 | just-style.com

Indian footwear retailer Bata India wants to open 250 new stores in the next three years, local reports say.... read more

KENYA: Bata increasing production capacity

24 April 2008 | just-style.com

Shoe maker Bata Shoe Company (Kenya) Limited is investing KES50m (US$814,269) in new machinery to increase its production capacity, according to local media reports.... read more