Genesco’s struggling British footwear chain Schuh has reportedly called in a consultancy group, Capa, to examine ways of cutting its rental bill. It has also been working with its long-term adviser KPMG on options.
Caleres-owned, comfort-focused footwear brand Vionic has named Jerry Williamson as senior vice president of global sales, and Angela Caltagirone as senior vice president of digital and brand marketing.
Clarks has announced that former Guess CEO Victor Herrero is amongst three top executives joining its board as non-executive directors. The appointments follow the arrival of CEO Giorgio Presca last month.
With the UK suffering an almost-unprecedented wave of fashion retail failures, the footwear sector appears to be particularly vulnerable and news has come that another small-to-medium-sized business has gone under.
Timberland has named industry veteran Chris McGrath as its new vice president of global footwear design, where he will lead the brand’s footwear design strategy across men’s, women’s and kids’ as well as accessories.