Skechers USA, Inc. designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 styles for men, women and children. Skechers’ success stems from its employees, high-quality, varied product offering, diversified domestic and international distribution channels, and targeted multi-channel marketing.
The company offers two distinct footwear categories: a lifestyle division and performance footwear. Through licensing agreements, the company also offers branded apparel, accessories, eyewear, scrubs and more.
Skechers products are available in more than 160 countries and territories through an international network of subsidiaries and distributors around the world.
Cherry Blossom Shoe Care is one of four brands owned by Grangers International, alongside Grangers, Fabsil, and ODO Sport. As part of the Product Protection Company, Cherry Blossom’s role is to bring order to chaos through the unrivalled protection of all types of footwear.
Moda Footwear is renowned within the industry as the premier buying event in the country. Over 400 brands assemble to produce a dynamic and contemporary showcase displaying the largest variety of new season styles for visitors. As the UK’s national footwear exhibition it is an essential part of the buying season.
Rieker was founded in the Black Forest region in Germany in 1874. The Company soon gained a reputation for quality and has built itself into a household name in Central Europe.
The Company has been family owned for 5 generations and its commitment to quality and style, has ensured continuous growth for the past 30+ years.
Today Rieker employs over 20,000 people worldwide in 5 production units, 3 design units and in many wholesale units. Today, Rieker worldwide supplies footwear to around 9000 independent retailers.
Brevitt Rieker Ltd, was formed in 1989 in Northampton and in 2008 moved to its new Head Office in Market Harborough. In the UK and Ireland Rieker and Remonte brands have also seen continuous growth for over 10 years now. With excellent seasonal sell through numbers and achieved margins both Rieker and Remonte brands continue to develop year on year offering our customers a commercial product at excellent value.
Legero United GesmbH with its headquarters in Graz (Styria) was founded in 1872 and is majority-owned by the Stolitzka family. The Legero Group comprises four brands and views itself as a global footwear manufacturer for children and adults. The company’s headquarters in Graz is in charge of developing the brands LEGeRO, Superfit and VIOS, while the subsidiary Think Schuhwerke GmbH domiciled in Kopfing (Upper Austria) is responsible for the Think! brand. Every year, the Legero Group manufactures and sells over 5 million pairs of shoes, which makes it an important player in the European footwear market.
Charles Birch Ltd was founded by Eric Wilson in 1965 and incorporated in 1971.
Already established as the Vibram’s UK component distributor, Charles Birch was appointed as UK distributor for the exciting and innovative ranges of Vibram Furoshiki and FiveFingers footwear in 2017.
In the same year S C Johnson appointed Charles Birch as the exclusive distributor for their famous BAMA range of top quality insoles, laces and shoe care.
Charles Birch will feature both these new ranges on their Vibram UK stand at Moda in February and have a new comprehensive catalogue available.
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