World Footwear


Bata marks 1st year in Philippines

Dec 18, 2017 / Philippines
The global footwear brand Bata is celebrating its first anniversary in the Philippines market

India's new programme for leather and footwear

Dec 15, 2017 / India
The government approved a special package of roughly 404.7 million US dollars (Rs 2 600 crore) for employment generation in the leather and footwear sector, which has the potential to generate 320 000 jobs in a period of three years

Better than expected month for athletic footwear

Dec 14, 2017 / United States
According to the NPD Group’s, US athletic footwear sales were better than expected in November, likely driven by the unprecedented promotional environment

Ferragamo unable to confirm objectives

Dec 14, 2017 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo issued a statement confirming it won’t be able to confirm the goals set for the next three years. 2018 will be another transition year

Portugal wins best footwear design

Dec 13, 2017 / Portugal
For three days, Porto was the host of the Fashion Design Competition, an initiative aimed at young footwear and clothing designers of some of the most important European fashion schools

Portugal welcomes young European talents

Dec 12, 2017 / Portugal
This December, Porto will welcome thirty young European designers from the fashion and footwear sectors, who will present their creations at the 4th edition of the Fashion Design Competition

VF Corporation with new sustainability & responsibility strategy

Dec 12, 2017 / United States
The North Carolina-based lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories company announced its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, Made for Change. VF aims to lead industrywide environmental and social improvements

Florencia Marco faces liquidation

Dec 8, 2017 / Spain
The parent company of brand Rebeca Sanver is on the point of being liquidated. Florencia Marco entered administration in October and have reached the point of no possible agreement with its creditors

Former Stuart Weitzman CEO back in business

Dec 7, 2017 / United States
Executive Wayne Kulkin, former CEO of Stuart Weitzman, re-enters the global footwear market with renewed focus on designing and marketing luxury sneakers under the brand StreetTrend LLC

Under Armour with strategic changes

Dec 7, 2017 / United States
The Baltimore-based sportswear group announced the new CFO and a series of changes impacting its digital business while it continues to align its digital business against the company's long-term growth objectives

Australian retail sales rebound

Dec 6, 2017 / Australia
Australian retail turnover rose by 0.5% in October 2017 according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. Footwear category was one of the major contributors

Yue Yuen reports revenue up by 6.7%

Dec 6, 2017 / Hong Kong
The Hong-Kong-based company has announced its results for the first nine months of the year. Revenue continues to increase, with a major contribution from the retail segment (+19.4%)

The recovery of Russian imports

Dec 5, 2017 / Russian Federation
In the first semester of 2017, footwear imports by Russia increased by 41.9% in volume and by 32.6% in value. After the growth registered in 2016, the country seems to be on the recovery path

23% drop for Genesco's earnings

Dec 4, 2017 / United States
Despite reporting stable revenue for the third quarter (+0.8%), Genesco confirmed declined earnings for the period. The company lost one fifth of its earnings

Vivarte sells Merkal Calzados

Dec 4, 2017 / Spain
The sale of the Spanish footwear brand to British private equity firm OpCapita is part of the ongoing restructuring program of the French retailer
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