Hoogenbosch Retail Holdings

In May 1996, CVC led the management buy-out of Hoogenbosch. The company is one of the largest shoe retailers in Europe, headquartered in Den Bosch, Netherlands.

The company has five types of retail outlets which sell fine quality footwear, including brands such as Dolcis, Invito, Manfield, Pro-Sport and Olympia Sports. Its main markets are the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The company owns over 240 retail outlets and has 3,500 employees in the aforementioned three countries.

The company today continues to import footwear from Europe and Southeast Asia, currently importing around 60% of its leather footwear from Italy. China, Rumania, Vietnam, Pakistan and India are the major markets for non-leather footwear such as canvas.

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Shoe and footwear retail