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Two more outlets for Asics Singapore

Sports brand Asics has opened two extra outlets in Singapore, bringing its store count in the city to seven

Belle troubled by shopper drift

Chinese footwear retailer Belle International has boosted profit despite sluggish sales in its home market. First half results released today who a 7.6 per cent rise in net profit in the six months to August 31. But the company has warned investors sluggish sales lie ahead in a retail climate it describes as tough and under a growing competitive threat from online retailers. Belle is China’s largest footwear retailer, distributing brands including Puma, Converse, Nike and adidas. I…

Bold plans for booming Bata

Indian footwear retailer Bata India is planning major expansion across India. Bata India plans to open 100 new stores this year on top of the more than 1358 currently operating in over 500 Indian cities. The company is also refreshing its store layouts to enhance shopping, it says. “Bata has witnessed constant growth over the years, which endorses our strong understanding of the consumer needs and lifestyle,” said MD Rajeev Gopalakrishnan. “We have been relentlessly working on impro…

Le Saunda trims stores

Footwear and accessories retailer Le Saunda is to close under-performing CNE stores. CNE, a brand which caters to younger demographic, has been losing lustre for some time. The company closed 17 CNE stores during the first half and it says it might close the same number of stores in the second half. While its overall profit for the first six months grew 25.2 per cent, it expects trading in the second half to be difficult. With weak demand and rising frontline staff costs, it would be ha…

Pavers Shoes in Indian expansion

Pavers Shoes plans to open 120 new retail stores and 280 more concessions in India over the next two years. The British footwear retailer, with existing 70 department store concessions, has become the first foreign single-brand retailer to be allowed to set up wholly owned stores in India. It has worked with Eurostop, which provides solutions for retail management for the fashion, footwear and general merchandise sectors encompassing both hardware and software. “Our investment in Eurost…

Stalking its prey

When Australian e-commerce darling, Shoes of Prey, launched back in 2010, it didn’t take long before people were talking about the unique and sophisticated user experience the customised footwear brand provided. Three years on and Shoes of Prey is continuing to dazzle, with the launch of a one of a kind bricks and mortar presence. Opened in late January as a 28sqm concession on the women’s shoes floor of David Jones’ Sydney flagship on Elizabeth St, the store is the manifestation of …

Tata exits footwear business

Tashi footwear stores on the list for closures.

Pavers England raises Indian investment

FDI boosts British footwear retailer’s growth in India.

Asia Pacific leads global footwear growth

Changing fashion trends, higher incomes fuel rise in spending.

FitFlop opens Bangkok flagship

British footwear brand to open its largest Asean store.

China shoe industry growth continues

Growing domestic demand for footwear drives shoe store industry growth in China, says report.

Indian footwear market flourishes

India’s retail market for footwear is set to boom, according to new research.