Accent Group was established in 1988 by founding shareholders Craig Thompson, Bill Duell and Michael Hapgood to distribute and market global footwear and apparel brands into Australasia. Daniel Agostinelli also became a shareholder in 2009. The group has been very successful in launching many global bands into the market and prides itself on building strong long term relationships with brand principles. We follow each brands global direction closely ensuring we always operate with the best long term interests for each brand.
In May 2015, RCG successfully completed the acquisition of Accent Group Limited (AGL) – a New Zealand company with operating subsidiaries in Australia and New Zealand.
RCG Corporation Limited (ASX: RCG) is an investment holding company which owns and operates a large number of footwear and apparel businesses in the performance and active lifestyle sectors.
RCG’s acquisition of AGL has resulted in the creation of a regional leader in the retail and distribution sectors of branded footwear, with over 270 stores across different retail chains and exclusive distribution rights for 13 international brands across Australia and New Zealand.
The combined group’s brands now include The Athlete’s Foot, Platypus Shoes, Podium Sports, Skechers, Merrell, CAT, Vans, Dr. Martens, Saucony, Timberland, Sperry Top-Sider, K-Swiss, InStride, Palladium, Stance and Cushe.