World Footwear


Dongguan focusing in high-end products

Sep 30, 2014 / China
The China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) quotes Wang Shengpei, President of the Dongguan Leather and Footwear Association, to announce that Dongguan eliminated 30% of shoemakers while targeting high-end segments

Su Chaoying, President of the China Leather Industry Association, live on World Footwear

Sep 29, 2014 / China
China is the world's most relevant footwear producer and exporter, and as we prepare to the World Footwear Congress in Léon we spoke to Mr Su Chaoying, President of the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) and one of the speakers at the event

Ultrasonic CEO appears but circumstances of the disappearance remain unclear

Sep 29, 2014 / China
The German based footwear group, mainly active in China, has been on the news in the last couple of weeks after its CEO disappeared and funds of the company went missing. Now the CEO re-appeared but is not clear what happened

Slower growth in China's leather industry

Sep 16, 2014 / China
According to a press release issued last week by the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) the leather industry in the country showed a slow growth in production in the first half

Shoemakers in Quanzhou with a 10% rise in business orders

Sep 12, 2014 / China
According to the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) during the first half of the year, many manufacturers in the Quanzhou area had an increase in their orders

adidas plans expansion strategy in China

Aug 29, 2014 / China
Giant sport's brand adidas has partnered with international retail planning experts GMAP Marketing Consulting (Shanghai) Ltd to roll out their China expansion strategy

Giant footwear retailer Belle fears weak China’s economic performance

Jul 14, 2014 / China
The company announced its results for fiscal year ending February 2014, with revenue up 1% and net income increasing 10%, but declared it fears that China’s slow growth forecasts might affect the company’s performance

Chinese footwear exports continue with upward trend

Jun 24, 2014 / China
China’s footwear exports in 2013 reached 10 577 million pairs valued at 48 145 million USD, growing 5.0% in volume and 8.5% in value from the previous year

Disputes in South China Sea impact footwear industry

May 23, 2014 / China
Footwear factories operating in Vietnam halted production and shut their doors after anti-China protests

Workers at a footwear factory in Vietnam hospitalized after drinking water

May 20, 2014 / China
Employees of Taiwan-invested Hong Fu Vietnam Footwear Company were hospitalized with poisoning after drinking water at work

361 Degrees International announces profit down by 70%

May 14, 2014 / Hong Kong
In 2013 Hong Kong based 361 Degrees International Limited registered turnover of 419.4 million euros, down 27.6% from 2012. Profit declined significantly, and was only one third of what was registered in 2012

Chinese giant manufacturer Yue Yuen with 7.1% decline in profit

May 6, 2014 / China
The group announced turnover of 7 583 million USD for 2013, up 4.1% compared to 7 281 million USD in the previous period. Total net profit amounted to 434.8 million USD in 2013, down 7.1% compared to 467.9 million USD in the same period last year

Workers strike in China at one of the largest footwear manufacturers

Apr 29, 2014 / China
Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Limited, a key supplier to some of the world's footwear giants, were on strike several days in a dispute over benefits

Belle International announced 3.2% rise in profits

Mar 18, 2014 / China
Belle International Holdings Ltd, Chinese top footwear retailer reported a 3.2% rise in their profit, now reaching 526.22 million euros (unaudited), in a statement announcing the interim results for the year ending 31st December 2013
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