February 8, 2017
Now retired, Joris van Genuchten has been a part of the extended Bata family for 70 years. He shared his experience working at Bata in various countries.
January 20, 2017
On Jan. 10, Bata Italy opened a store in a new shopping mall that, as the largest mall in the region, is now a major attraction for shopping lovers. It joins 10 other stores – which have been significantly exceeding sales estimates – in following the Red Concept.
January 18, 2017
For the third consecutive year, the Bata Children's Program (BCP) Switzerland saw continued success in 2016, in its educational activities at the Arboretum in Aubonne, Switzerland. The Arboretum is an open-air museum that helps visitors learn about the environment, as w...
January 5, 2017
Bata Italy and AW LAB toasted Christmas the evening of Dec. 15 with a gold-themed, music-filled party in an industrial space outside Padua. More than 200 employees attended to exchange good wishes.
December 21, 2016
The final countdown in the Bata Retail Run has begun! Year end, Dec. 31, is also the last day of the contest. And in Italy, a store team has high hopes to shine in the definitive rankings. Bata World News talked it over with store manager Placido Damiani.
December 2, 2016
Bata in the news
Last month, GQ magazine in Italy published an article on the Bata Heritage reissue of the classic Bata Bullet sneakers. These ankle-high basketball shoes were an icon in their original form when released in 1964, and have also been worn by celebrities over the years.
December 2, 2016
On November 26, Bata Italy held a special event at its boutique store in Via Dante, Milan. The event was to announce the winners of the recently concluded #ImBata competition, and was attended by Melissa Satta, Italian actress and television personality, in her role as ...
November 30, 2016
A book containing a collection of the speeches and writings of Tomáš Baťa was recently published in English for the first time. The book, “Reflections and Speeches,” was issued by the Thomas Bata Foundation to mark the 140th anniversary of Tomáš Baťa's birth.
November 25, 2016
Jan Jansik is branch manager for Bata Slovakia, having joined the company eight months ago after working in similar roles for other fashion retailers. He recently spoke to Bata World News about his new position and about the current situation in Slovakia.