World Footwear


Columbia closes buyout of China joint venture

Jan 7, 2019 / China
As the new year started, Columbia Sportswear announced it has closed its buyout of the remaining 40% interest in Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai) Company, the joint venture in China with Swire Resources Limited

Zegna wins counterfeit court case in China

Oct 29, 2018 / China
After a five-year legal battle against a Chinese counterfeiter, the high-end fashion label has just secured a victory that could be the turning point on the fight against false goods

Stella is cutting production capacity in China

Oct 26, 2018 / China
After announcing that its fashion athletic products drove 5.9% volume growth, Stella International also confirmed they will continue to cut production capacity in China

Yue Yuen announces more investment after drop in revenue

Sep 19, 2018 / China
During the first half of 2018, the Yue Yuen group recorded revenue of 4 769.4 million US dollars, representing an increase of 7.2%, compared to the same period in 2017. Profit attributable to owners of the group declined by 41.9% to 150.1 million US dollars

China to lead growth of luxury goods market

Jun 19, 2018 / China
CLIA, the China Leather Industry Association, is quoting a new report from specialist consultancy firm Bain & Company, which is forecasting the personal luxury goods market to grow by 6-8% in 2018

Brazilian Footwear elects seven target markets

May 31, 2018 / Brazil
The Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association (Abicalçados), the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brazil) and the members of the Brazilian Footwear program (maintained by those entities) promoted a meeting to select target markets for the next two years

Chinese footwear industry generates 123 billion US dollars

Mar 30, 2018 / China
The China Leather Industry Association revealed that, last year, footwear manufacturers generated sales over 120 billion US dollars. This is an increase of 4.4% compared to 2016

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day with new record

Nov 14, 2017 / China
China-based ecommerce giant Alibaba generated record 25 billion US dollars (168 billion yuan) in sales in a day, partnering with more retailers to host the 2017 Singles’ Day event

ACLE closes confirming a drop in prices

Sep 8, 2017 / China
The latest edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) was held in Shanghai from the 30th August to the 1st September. According to the organization a 25% - 30% decline in leather prices was registered since APLF took place by the end of March

New Balance wins trademark infringement case in China

Sep 6, 2017 / China
A Chinese court has decided that local shoemakers must pay New Balance 1.5 million US dollars in damages and legal costs for infringing the American sportswear company’s signature slanting “N” logo.

Cole Haan builds up presence in China

Sep 5, 2017 / China
The global lifestyle and accessories brand and retailer announced a long-term retail, wholesale and e-commerce distribution agreement with a subsidiary company of Sitoy Group Holdings Limited

China loses share while worldwide production stalls

Aug 8, 2017 / World Footwear Yearbook
China continues to loose share in worldwide production, according to the 2017 edition of the World Footwear Yearbook, just launched by APICCAPS

Farfetch to enter the Chinese market in force

Jun 26, 2017 / China
The online luxury fashion retailer Farfetch has raised close to 400 million US dollars from a deal with one of China's biggest e-commerce companies. This partnership will create a premier platform for luxury e-retail across China

Footwear business down at giant Belle

Jun 9, 2017 / China
The China-based group has reported declining revenue for its footwear business in fiscal year 2016/17. Sporstwear and apparel registered double digit revenue growth

Footwear imports are on the high in Indonesia

May 30, 2017 / Indonesia
According to the Indonesia Investments Agency players in the country are concerned with the sharp growth of footwear imports. The growth rate of footwear imports is outpacing the growth of exports
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