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Kangol: SA footwear distribution rights unknown as Jumbo agreement ends

Published: 2nd Oct 2023
Author: Tony Dickson - S&V Editor

Pietermaritzburg, KZN, SA - Jumbo Footwear group subsidiary Foothills Trading & Investment 2 (Pty) Ltd’s distribution agreement with Kangol ends on 31 December, Dionne Prinsloo of Allied Agencies confirmed on Friday.

”We are currently in the process of winding down our involvement,” he wrote. “We have no idea who may continue with Kangol branded footwear in 2024.”

Sole Agents Distribution (Pty) Ltd distributes Kangol headwear in SA.

According to a report in Women’s Wear Daily on 02 February this year, Bollman Hat Company, the oldest hat maker in the United States, acquired a 51% stake and full intellectual property rights to Kangol from the UK-based Frasers Group.

“Bollman has held the license to develop and produce Kangol headwear since 2001. The deal will now allow Bollman to oversee Kangol’s complete portfolio, which includes apparel and accessories such as bags and wallets,” the report said.

Bollman did not respond to an enquiry from S&V regarding distribution rights in SA for Kangol. 

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