Profiting from the recent dad-shoe trend, Skechers saw a revival that led to the brands biggest year in sales to date as its total annual revenue hit $4.64 billion USD. With sales of $1.08 billion USD in Q4 2018, shares for the company increased by 16% thanks to its best-selling shoe of the year, the D’Lites.
In a statement, Skechers Chief Operating Officer David Weinberg said, “In 2018, we also shipped a record number of pairs from our distribution centres across South America, North America, Japan and Europe, which is a testament to the strength of our global operations and the breadth of our international sales, which represented 54% of our total business for the year."
Skechers success sees new distribution outposts in China, joint distribution ventures in Mexico, as well as e-commerce upgrades for India, the U.S. and China. The company also announced that it will expand its Los Angeles headquarters amidst its strong growth.
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