Sunday 22 March 2015

Footwear Retailing Consolidation

Key footwear retailer, RCG Corporation, is set to buy the Accent Group owners of Platypus Shoes, Skechers, Vans and Timberland stores.
RCG already own Athlete’s Foot and Merrell and this acquisition will give it access to international brands like Dr Martens, Stance, K Swiss and Palladium.

It is interesting to watch large scale acquisition as just one of the responses to huge global changes in retailing. Smaller retailers will need to become very innovative if they are to find their niche in the market.