World Footwear


Fast paced growing imports threatening the Argentinian industry

Feb 28, 2017 / Argentina
The growth of 62% in footwear imports so far this year combined with the fall in domestic consumption and the rise in production costs had a strong impact on the sector

Footwear retail trade largely dissatisfied

Feb 8, 2017 / Germany
The BDSE confirmed that according to a recent survey with owner-run shoe retailers in Germany, 75% of shoe stores were unable to reach their previous year’s figures

Athletic footwear sales lost momentum in the US

Jan 24, 2017 / United States
According to the NPD Group, US athletic footwear results in the fourth quarter contracted following a soft third quarter. This reflects a shift in the second half of the year that contradicts the dynamics of the beginning of 2016

Venezuela orders stores to get into the Christmas spirit

Dec 10, 2016 / Venezuela
One of the world's highest inflation rate has led to a low level of disposable income for Venezuelans, in an economy struggling with chronic shortages of goods

Cyber Monday sets new online sales record

Dec 1, 2016 / United States
The Monday after Thanksgiving hit a new online record for the US with an estimated 3.45 billion US dollars spent via ecommerce, a 12.1% increase over a year ago

Our industry will continue to suffer in the coming years

Nov 25, 2016 / France
The words are from Claude Paquin, Presidente of the FFC, elected earlier in the year and succeeding Jean-Pierre Renaudin, who presided over the professional organization over an 8 years' period

36% of customers planning to increase shoes spending over the holidays

Nov 24, 2016 / United States
The FDRA, the association representing the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, conducted a nation-wide shoe sales survey aiming to analyse the online purchases in this holiday season

Flat revenues at Michael Kors

Aug 11, 2016 / United Kingdom
Strong results registered by the brand in revenue in North America allied to a consolidation of the global presence. A decline in the tourism flows and in traffic malls has offset the good results

UK retail sales fall at fastest pace in 4 years

Jul 29, 2016 / United Kingdom
According to the latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) retail sales in July had the sharpest decrease in more than 4 years

Consumption of footwear continues to slowdown in Argentina

Jul 14, 2016 / Argentina
According to a report revealed by consulting firm Economic Research Sector apparent consumption of footwear registered a decline of 1.6% between January and May

ECCO elected as best company

May 10, 2016 / Denmark
More than 10 000 Swedes have participated in a national market survey and have chosen ECCO in front of Volvo, Miele, Porsche, and BMW as the number one company in the category Quality

Argentina: Production down and imports up worry local industry

May 4, 2016 / Argentina
The head of the Chamber of the Footwear Industry in Cordoba, Miguel Hames, has announced that production levels in local factories are roughly 40% below the levels registered by this time last year

Singapore women spend more than 200 000 US dollars on shoes

Apr 27, 2016 / Singapore
A survey reveals women spend up to 204 000 US dollars on shoes in their lifetime, with 120 000 US dollars reserved for designer shoes

Bata repositions business in Switzerland

Apr 20, 2016 / Switzerland
Bata’s Switzerland unit is closing the remaining 29 stores in the country as part of its ongoing restructuring strategy

Slowdown in Argentina's demand

Apr 11, 2016 / Argentina
Estimates seem to indicate that domestic demand fell by 20% in the first quarter of 2016, while imports increased by 4%
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