World Footwear


Kasper Rorsted announced as adidas next CEO

Jan 18, 2016 / Germany
The successor for the long-standing adidas CEO Herbert Hainer is known. Effective from the 1st of August Kasper Rorsted will take on the position as ordinary member of the Executive Board and effective from the 1st of October will be the new CEO

Leder & Schuh sells Shoe4You and Jello stores in Germany

Jan 14, 2016 / Germany
The Kienast group, a Germany-based shoe retailer, is the buyer of the 54 Shoe4You and 2 Jello retail locations. The Austria-based sites aren’t part of the business

Timberland consolidates expansion in Europe

Dec 11, 2015 / United States
US-based lifestyle brand Timberland consolidates its expansion in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with a total of five new franchise stores

Zalando heading towards the 3 billion euros revenue threshold

Nov 30, 2015 / Germany
Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, has announced third quarter results, strongly impacted by growth in its market share. The company almost reached full year 2014 revenue levels after only 9 months of 2015

Footwear continues to be the main driver of Puma’s growth

Nov 23, 2015 / Germany
Germany-based sportswear giant announced third quarter results in line with expectations. Growth occurred across all categories

adidas group raises full year guidance

Nov 16, 2015 / Germany
In the third quarter the Germany-based company saw its revenue growing by 13%, driven by an accelerated momentum at the adidas brand. Growth was registered across several regions of the world

Manz and adidas sign cooperation agreement

Oct 29, 2015 / Germany
The two companies agreed to collaboratively develop globally unique automated production technology in connection with the adidas "Speedfactory" initiative

Zalando expecting significant revenue growth

Oct 16, 2015 / Germany
Europe’s leading online platform for fashion products has announced continued growth for group revenue in the third quarter of 2015. Preliminary figures indicate growth above 40%

adidas launches recycling initiative

Oct 2, 2015 / Germany
The Sport Infinity is a three-year research program aimed at developing soccer cleats that can be repeatedly recycled, use no chemical adhesives and create no waste

Rihanna and Puma get together

Sep 17, 2015 / Germany
The Puma by Rihanna collection is being released under the singer’s FENTY label. Rihanna’s first style for Puma sold out in just three hours

GDS whets the appetite for the new season

Aug 1, 2015 / Germany
The statement comes from the GDS trade fair organization, after the summer edition of the event, which took place between the 29th and the 31st of July in Düsseldorf

Kirstin Deutelmoser, Director of GDS, live on World Footwear

Jul 28, 2015 / Germany
The summer edition of the GDS trade fair will take place in Düsseldorf from the 29th to the 31st of July. We spoke with Director Kirstin Deutelmoser to reflect on the future of the trade fairs and the footwear industry

Under Armour announces strategic partnerhips in Germany

Jul 28, 2015 / Germany
The US-based company has set up a multi-year partnership with FC St. Pauli and announced the extension of its partnership with Austria Ski Federation OESV

Düsseldorf goes Shoes

Jul 23, 2015 / Germany
The second edition of OUT OF THE BOX will take place during the GDS trade fair, between the 29th and the 31st of July

Düsseldorf Fashion Sourcing to run in parallel with tag it!

Jul 16, 2015 / Germany
A new private label show for clothing and textiles will be held during the tag it! trade fair between the 29th and the 31st of July in Düsseldorf
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