Brantano Footwear (Brantano, en de wereld ligt aan je voeten (English: Brantano, and the world is at your feet)) was a European chain of retail stores specialising in footwear for men, women and children, that was founded in Belgium.
Number of locations
|Europe, Middle East|
|André Brantegem, Founder|
|Revenue||€295.2 million (FY 2006)|
|€35.9 million (FY 2006)|
|€29.5 million (FY 2006)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Brantano N.V. (1962-2007)|
Macintosh Retail Group (2007-2016)
It went into administration in March 2017. The stores closed in June 2017 with the loss of over 900 jobs.
The company originated from a small factory run by André Brantegem and his brother in Lede, East Flanders. The Brantegem brothers were sons of a cobbler. They specialised in ladies' shoes which they sold to wholesalers and retailers in Belgium. Eventually the brothers separated and in 1962 André initiated a retail outlet at the factory. This evolved into the Brantano chain of shoe shops.
In 2007, Dutch holding company Macintosh Retail Group took over ownership of Brantano. In 2015, Macintosh sold the Brantano UK subsidiary to Alteri Investors.
- "Company Overview of Brantano N.V." 2 July 2019.
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