What is a snipe?

A snipe is any of about 26 wading bird species in three genera in the family Scolopacidae. They are characterized by a very long, slender bill and crypsis, or camouflage, plumage.

What are the characteristics of a Snipe bird?

They are characterized by a very long, slender bill and crypsis, or camouflage, plumage. The Gallinago snipes have a nearly worldwide distribution, the Lymnocryptes snipe is restricted to Asia and Europe and the Coenocorypha snipes are found only in the outlying islands of New Zealand.

Is Snipes coming to the US?

ABOUT SNIPES. We are excited to announce that we are now entering the US market! As one of the largest sneaker and streetwear retailers in Europe, SNIPES has always been focused on shaping and driving the streetwear culture.

Where do Snipes live?

Snipes can be found in various types of wet marshy settings including bogs, swamps, wet meadows, and along rivers, coast lines, and ponds. Snipes avoid settling in areas with dense vegetation, but rather seek marshy areas with patchy cover to hide from predators. For the practical joke, see Snipe hunt.

What happened to Snipes?

Snipes, which has been part of Germany’s Deichmann Group since 2011, will transition its brand, signage and operations to 62 existing KicksUSA stores along the East Coast.

How many stores does snipes have?

I launched Snipes in 1998. The first store was opened in Essen. Over the years we have expanded our business to 250 stores in nine European countries. Our headquarters resides in Cologne, where more than 300 people work. Nearly 3,000 employees work in our stores.

Is expressions owned by Snipes?

Snipes is continuing its ambitious U.S. expansion plan with the acquisition of the New England-based sneaker retailer Expressions. Snipes on Tuesday signed an agreement to purchase Expressions, which operates 35 stores across Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

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