World Footwear


Nike pushes design innovation

Apr 19, 2016 / United States
The US-based sports giant debuted a number of brand new styles as part of their Nature of Motion exhibition at the 2016 edition of the Milano Design Week

Prada’s weak results

Apr 18, 2016 / Italy
According to Bloomberg Prada has failed to meet its own earnings forecasts in 11 of the past 12 quarters. This was aggravated by profit margin shrinking from 27% in 2012 to 14% last year

New Balance voices anti-TPP position

Apr 18, 2016 / United States
The US-based athletic brand has come out in opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership, the free trade agreement involving the US and 11 countries from the Pacific region

Brazilian footwear exports recover ground but are still below expectations

Apr 15, 2016 / Brazil
According to data released by Abicalçados, footwear exports were down by 6.1% in the first quarter of 2016, compared to similar period last year. Notwithstanding, in March a recovery was registered

Pou Sheng with increasing sales

Apr 15, 2016 / Hong Kong
The Hong Kong-based company reported net consolidated operating revenue totaling 207.4 million US dollars in March (growing by 5.2%)

Cambodian footwear exports on the rise

Apr 14, 2016 / Cambodia
The country's garment and footwear exports increased by 7.6% in 2015 and reached 6.3 billion US dollars, according to the Cambodian Garment and Footwear Sector bulletin

Bata with new CEO

Apr 14, 2016 / Czech Republic
Former Heineken president Alexis Nasard is taking the position left vacant by the departure of Jack Clemmons last September. He will lead Bata’s global branded, retail and e-commerce footwear business

Strong growth registered by Hermès

Apr 13, 2016 / France
Revenue amounted to 4 841 million euros, up by 17.5%. Operating income totaled 1 541 million euros, increasing by 18.6%

Alibaba acquires controlling stake in Lazada

Apr 13, 2016 / China
With this transaction Alibaba becomes a key player in online commerce in the Southeast Asia region

Different performances by the main European importers

Apr 11, 2016 / European Union
Value of imports increased across the 5 main footwear buyers in the EU (UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain) in the first 11 months of 2015, but at different paces. Variation of imported volume followed different directions

Spanish footwear exports near the 3 billion euros threshold

Apr 8, 2016 /
According to FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries, in 2015 Spain exported 152 million pairs of shoes, valued at 2.934 million euros

New Helsar Vegan shoes: find the differences

Apr 8, 2016 / Portugal
Founded in 1979 in São João da Madeira, one of the historic regions for footwear production in Portugal, Helsar is now focusing on a new type of products

Tempe's distribution centre to double dimension

Apr 7, 2016 /
Inditex footwear division Tempe is preparing to turn its centre in Elche into the largest footwear logistic centre in the world

Feet it wants to revolutionize the way online shopping works

Apr 7, 2016 / Portugal
Measuring the foot to facilitate the online purchase process, anywhere in the world and without the fear of facing returns. This is the starting point of the Feet it app

Wenzhou with rising footwear exports to Australia

Apr 6, 2016 / China
The China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) is referring to official figures issued by the Wenzhou Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau to support the statment
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