Pentland Brands said this week that it’s making some key executive team appointments “with clearer brand and regional accountabilities,” to drive its ambition to accelerate brand growth across international markets.
Further evidence of the importance of cycling as an expanding sports category has come with news that UK brands giant Pentland has bought the Scotland-based Endura cycle clothing and accessories label.
Fashion cars and fashion have always been good friends. Just ask Tommy Hilfiger, who on Tuesday announced a multi-year partnership with Mercedes Benz to be the Formula One world champion team’s official apparel partner.
Pentland Brands, the owner of Speedo, Berghaus and Canterbury, has promoted Chirag Patel to Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, he will drive growth through the acquisition of new brands and footwear licenses.
A meeting in south India earlier this month brought women workers, manufacturers and brands together for the first time in a bid to map the role of homeworkers in the shoe industry and improve working conditions.