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FFANY, FDRA to merge in US from Oct 1

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Jun '20
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The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) and the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) will merge with effect from October 1, pending board approval of both, with FFANY members automatically becoming FDRA members. The FFANY board will dissolve, but FDRA will rebalance its board to reflect the expanded organisation.

According to John Heron, executive director of FFANY and who will become an adviser to FDRA, FFANY is to maintain its line-up of four shows a year, at least for the near-term, with the biggest focus on June and December, according to some US media reports.

Matt Priest, president and chief executive officer of FDRA, said the merger will also allow FDRA to strengthen its position as one of the industry’s guiding voices.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)


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