Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX) today announced that it has been awarded Best Brand of the Year at the Schuhkurier Awards 2019 in Duessldorf, Germany on September 2. According to Schukurier, Skechers was recognized for its innovative and highly creative collection. Additional criteria noted by Schukurier included the Company’s specialized trade orientation, subsequent delivery performance, very good calculation, as well as the brand’s sales growth in the lifestyle segment.
“We are thrilled to be named best brand by Schuhkurier and this award celebrates the hard work of our retail partners across Germany who have helped drive growth of the Skechers brand for men, women and kids,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “From our trend-forward sneakers seen on the catwalk during Berlin Fashion Week to performance running shoes to casual and comfortable everyday styles to innovative options for kids, Skechers really has something for everyone and we’re honored that our peers and partners in Germany have taken notice. We look forward to continuing on this growth path by delivering more in-demand styles to consumers across Germany and around the world.”
The 16th Schuhkurier Awards ceremony celebrates outstanding performance within four categories: best shoe retailer, best brand, trade and new media as well as an award for lifework. The jury met in May and included executives from Schuhkurier and Step, ANWR, Katag, Schuhhaus Höppner, and Rostock. Quotes from the jury relating to Skechers included “very innovative for many years, constant for years, specialist dealer loyal, excellent subsequent delivery capability", “Intergenerational attractive products", “good sales rate” and “fashionable on the pulse of time”.
Skechers footwear collections for men, women and kids are available in Skechers retail stores, online at skechers.com, as well as department stores and footwear retailers around the globe.
About Skechers USA, Inc.
Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. Skechers footwear is available in the United States and over 170 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 3,170 Skechers Company-owned and third-party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, and throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.skechers.de and follow us on Facebook.
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