Pentland has named Kev McFadyen as the new global brand director for its Speedo label. He joined the firm two years ago as the brand director for Berghaus, and also has 20+ years of experience with other major brands.
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.
Cotton planting in India, the world’s top cotton producer, could fall 12% in the 2018/19 crop year as infestation by the pink bollworm has slashed farmers’ incomes, prompting them to choose other crops, say officials.
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.
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.
The world’s top cotton buyers, all in Asia, are flocking to India to secure supplies after fierce storms in the United States, the biggest exporter of the fibre, affected the size and quality of the crop, dealers said.