World Footwear


Signs of optimism from APLF Leather & Materials+ and Fashion Access

Apr 12, 2017 / Hong Kong
A reference for the leather sector and usually seen as a barometer for the global performance of this industry, the APLF Leather and Materials+ trade fair closed with a sense of moderate optimism about the future

Ecco maintains high profitability

Apr 12, 2017 / Denmark
Denmark-based footwear company achieved a reasonable financial result in 2016, and managed to gain market share. Dieter Kasprzak will step down as Ecco's CEO after 13 years in service

Innovative training course for European luxury and high-end footwear

Apr 11, 2017 / CEC
Under the Erasmus+ project High-End Shoe - Innovative Training for Luxury Footwear Manufacturing (HES), the Portuguese Footwear Technology Centre (CTCP) organised a short-term training event

Woodland plans expansion

Apr 11, 2017 / India
The India-based footwear and apparel firm plans to enter the Japanese and South Korean markets, while reinforcing the presence in its home country

Indonesian footwear exports expected to grow up to 10%

Apr 7, 2017 / Indonesia
At least that is the belief of APRISINDO, the Indonesian Footwear Association, which is forecasting footwear exports growth to be in the region of 5% to 10% in 2017

Payless ShoeSource files for bankruptcy

Apr 7, 2017 / United States
The US-based discount footwear chain Payless has filed for Chapter 11 protection in St Louis. Roughly 400 stores will be closed

Joshua Schulman new President & CEO of Coach brand

Apr 6, 2017 / United States
The New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands announced the appointment of Joshua Schulman as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Coach brand, effective from the 5th of June 5 onwards

Reebok presents plant-based footwear

Apr 5, 2017 / United States
Global fitness brand Reebok announced its Cotton + Corn sustainable products initiative, which will bring plant-based footwear to the market later this year

Denise Incandela is Aerosoles new CEO

Apr 5, 2017 / United States
The footwear group announced that current Chief Executive Officer and President R. Shawn Neville will assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately.  Denise Incandela has been appointed to the position of CEO

Leather goods industry in India worried with raw materials supply

Apr 4, 2017 / India
Action has been taken to close illegal slaughterhouses. The leather goods industry is worried that a “blanket ban” could hit supplies and raise prices

Sports Direct ups its stake in Debenhams

Apr 4, 2017 / United Kingdom
One of the largest sports-goods retailer in the UK has just made a strategic investment in the department store giant

Bata strengths online presence in India

Apr 3, 2017 / India
Through a new alliance with Fynd, one of India’s fashion e-commerce portals, Bata’s portfolio of footwear brands will be widely available

ShoeBuy acquires

Apr 3, 2017 / United States
Three months after being acquired by Wal-Mart, ShoeBuy has purchased the domain from its extinct parent company

Reebok plans 500 stores in China

Mar 30, 2017 / China
The brand focused on fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment is aiming to open hundreds of stores in the Asian country over the next four years. 50 tores planned to open this year

VF focusing on supply chain agility and China growth

Mar 30, 2017 / China
The US-based company has presented its 2021 strategic growth plan during a meeting with investors and analysts. The new five-year plan will focus in digitalization and China
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