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EU: Average retail trade rose in 2018

Feb 8, 2019 / European Union
The volume of retail trade was down by 1.6% in the Euro Area, and by 1.4% in the EU28, in December 2018 compared with November 2018. However, the overall performance for the year 2018 (compared with 2017) is positive with increases in both the EU28 and Euro Area

Europe promotes recycled plastics market

Jan 10, 2019 / European Union
The European Commission launched an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation

EU is the destination of more than 40% of Armenia's exports

Dec 17, 2018 / Armenia
A significant part of Armenia's exports of textile, apparel, leather & shoes have European Union countries as destination. The information was reported by Business Armenia, a Government established entity promoting investments in the country

European Commission adopts FTA with Vietnam

Oct 17, 2018 / European Union
Today the European Commission adopted the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion. The Commission is committed to putting these agreements in place as soon as possible

European exports with positive semester

Jan 16, 2018 / European Union
During the first half of 2017 the European Union as a whole exported 20.56 billion euros of footwear, registering a 7.0% increased from similar period last year

CEC re-elects Cleto Sagripanti as President

Jul 26, 2017 / CEC
Cleto Sagripanti, who has successfully served as CEC President for a term of 2 years, was unanimously re-elected by CEC's General Assembly last month in Venice

125 European Associations in support of a EU industrial strategy

Mar 1, 2017 / European Union
More than 100 associations have signed a Joint Declaration with the aim to step up their cooperation with European institutions to define and implement an ambitious and coordinated industrial strategy

Online sales will become more important than in brick and mortar shops

Dec 20, 2016 / CEC
The words are from Cleto Sagripanti, President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC). An entrepreneur and a business man with extensive experience in the shoe industry

European companies are recommended to diversify their markets

Dec 13, 2016 / CEC
The words are from Cleto Sagripanti, President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC). An entrepreneur and a business man with extensive experience in the shoe industry

Germany stands out as the main European footwear importer

Nov 9, 2016 / Germany
Despite the dynamic growth in the amount of footwear imported by the UK in the first half of the year, Germany proved to be the largest importer across the region, standing head and shoulders above its neighbours and taking second place after the United States in world rankings

EU footwear imports on the rise

Oct 24, 2016 / European Union
According to data obtained by the, the EU has imported 22 360 million euros worth of footwear in the first half of 2016. A 5.5% increase from similar period last year. Quantities imported grew by 2.4%

Portuguese footwear exports continue to grow

Oct 24, 2016 / Portugal
In the first half of 2016, Portugal exported 40.1 million pairs of shoes valued at 902.2 million euros, growing by 1.8% from similar period last year. If this performance continues in the second semester, 2016 will represent the 7th consecutive year of positive growth

New online course on Sustainable Footwear Manufacturing is now available

Sep 27, 2016 / European Union
The EU funded project Step2Sustainability has launched an e-learning and training programme on sustainable footwear manufacturing, which companies/workers can follow for free during the piloting period

European project aims to implement CPPS in SMEs

Sep 21, 2016 / European Union
Cyber Physical Production Systems (CPPS), a key enabling technology at the basis of the fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), are now the main object of the EU project BEinCPPS I4MS Phase II developed in a wide consortium of entities

BFA: Brexit may represent a new start for Europe

Aug 16, 2016 / United Kingdom
Less than two months ago the UK voted in favour of leaving the European Union after 4 decades of a relationship that wasn’t always easy. We have spoken to the local footwear association to hear their views on the matter
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