Women’s footwear designer Vince Camuto, who co-founded Nine West Group and then went on to establish his own successful namesake clothing and footwear business, has passed away at the age of 78. Camuto died Wednesday at his home in Greenwich, Connecticut, after a battle with cancer.
Athletic-shoe maker New Balance has teamed up with private-equity firm Berkshire Partners LLC to acquire The Rockport Company from the Adidas Group for $280 million.
Starbucks Corp. has appointed Kevin Johnson as president and chief COO, effective March 1.
More than 4,300 consumers nationwide were polled for a study by Market Force Information, a provider of customer intelligence solutions, in December 2014, which was designed to uncover consumers’ favorite fashion and shoe retailers, and factors that drive satisfaction and loyalty.
Fitness buffs can shop and also get in a workout at Nike’s new women’s store at Fashion Island, in Newport Beach, California.
Have you read any 2015 retail trend forecasts lately? Let’s face it, many so-called trends for the year ahead — the need to focus on things like mobile payment, customization, foodservice, smaller formats or millennial shoppers, to name a few — are at this point just the cost of doing business.