Spartoo buys Rubbersole.co.ukTuesday, 25 October 2011
Europe’s number one online shoe store, Spartoo.com is continuing with its international
development with the purchase of its English competitor Rubbersole.co.uk.
Launched in 2009 in the UK, Spartoo has sold more than one million pairs of shoes in the first months of 2011 in Europe, and has seen an increase of more than 350% in 2011 in Europe, especially in the UK.
"I always looked to Spartoo as one of the best examples of what can be achieved by a young and dynamic company, it is with great pride that I am now a part of this success,” comments Pablo Barclay, CEO of Rubbersole.
Spartoo, which was founded in 2006 in France by three young entrepreneurs, is now active in 20 countries, including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. Each foreign website is translated into the native language and uses local logistics, and as a group the sites attract more than 12 million unique visitors monthly throughout Europe.
The footwear retailer’s turn-over has increased from 5 €M in 2007 to 100 €M in 2011 which accounts for a 1,900% growth in 4 years.