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Endpoint: Clarks (Shoes)



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created on: 8/02/2024
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Clarks is the trade name of C. & J. Clark International Ltd., a British international shoe manufacturer and retailer majority owned by Viva Goods, Hong Kong.
It was founded in 1825 by Cyrus Clark in the village of Street, Somerset, England, where the company's headquarters remain.
The company has 1,400 branded stores and franchises around the world and also sells through third-party distribution. Clarks also operated concessions in Mothercare stores. Clarks had been owned by the Clark family and employees, but taken over via a £100 million investment by the Hong Kong-based private equity firm LionRock Capital, after which the Clarks family lost overall control of the company.
In January 2021, Viva China Holdings agreed to acquire 51% of LionRock Capital, so has a substantial stake in the Clarks brand. Viva China was later renamed to be Viva Goods Co. Ltd.

Clarks have become synonymous for children's school shoes in the United Kingdom, particularly for children between the ages of 4–12 years attending primary school. Additionally, the company is commonly known for its Desert Boot, an ankle height boot with crepe rubber sole, usually made out of calf suede leather traditionally supplied by Charles F Stead & Co tannery in Leeds. Officially launched in 1950, the Desert Boot was designed by Nathan Clark (great-grandson of James Clark) based on an unlined suede boot profile produced in the bazaars of Cairo and worn by British officers in the Second World War.

For the year ending January 2013, the company made a profit of £150 million on sales of £1,433m making it the 31st-largest private company in the United Kingdom. More than half of its £1.4bn annualized sales to January were generated abroad. Since 2010, the company has begun to trade in India, where it now has 25 stand-alone stores, and relaunched marketing in China, where it has opened 400 outlets in partnership with local footwear retailers.
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Founded by [1825] : Cyrus Clark
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Brand name used by : C. & J. Clark International Ltd.
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Brand name used by [2021] : Viva Goods Co. Ltd.
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Submitted by : Lo55o (12465)
on : 08/02/2024