World Footwear


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

adidas with strong performance

Nov 2, 2016 / United States
The Germany-based sportswear giant announced that currency-neutral sales increased by 17% in the third quarter of 2016

Messe Frankfurt launches first African event

Oct 13, 2016 / Ethiopia
In 2017, Texworld, Apparel Sourcing and Texprocess will celebrate their premières at Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week in Ethiopia

adidas presents the first product created in its Germany-based Speedfactory

Oct 3, 2016 / Germany
The running model Future M.F.G was introduced by the brand as a combination of high-tech work with quality craftsmanship

Deutelmoser explains GDS move to September

Sep 26, 2016 / Germany
For the summer event Messe Düsseldorf and the Advisory Board have agreed on new dates placing the trade fair closer to the actual season. We have spoken to Kirstin Deutelmoser to better understand the reasons for the change

adidas to open US-based factory

Aug 16, 2016 / United States
adidas announced it will open a new footwear production site in the Atlanta area in 2017. The new Speedfactory will allow adidas to “create product more quickly and closer to US consumers”

Footwear industry in Germany picks up speed again

Aug 8, 2016 / Germany
According to the HDS/L - Federal Association of German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry, turnover in the shoe industry increased markedly in the first four months of the year

adidas raises guidance for the year

Aug 8, 2016 / Germany
During quarter two the group's revenue increased by 21% on a currency-neutral basis and 13% in euro terms totaling 4.4 billion euros. Net income doubled in the period

GDS positions itself as an extensive trends platform

Aug 2, 2016 / Germany
740 brands at GDS and 180 exhibitors at tag it! presented the trends for the coming Spring/Summer season in Düsseldorf. Both trade shows ran from the 26th to the 28th of July

2017 shoe summer kicks off next week with GDS

Jul 19, 2016 / Germany
Next week Düsseldorf will see over 740 brands feature at GDS – Global Destination for Shoes & Accessories as well as an additional 170 exhibitors at tag it! – The Private Label Show

adidas intensifies activities in China with Wand Group partnership

Jun 30, 2016 / China
The Germany-based sports giants deepened commercial ties and agreed to cooperate on developing IRONMAN, football and basketball in China and worldwide

adidas football expects record sales in 2016

Jun 15, 2016 / Germany
The Germany-based brand has announced that its football business is expected to reach new record sales of 2.5 billion euros. One year after relaunching its football footwear offering, the brand is reporting market share gains across Western Europe

Zalando and adidas present integrated ecommerce action

Jun 13, 2016 / Germany
Europe's biggest online fashion retailer is teaming up with the Germany-based sportswear giant to offer same-day free deliveries

Puma with sales growth across all segments

Jun 6, 2016 / Germany
The Germany-based company announced quarter one revenue up by 3.7%. Outlook for the full year was confirmed

Speedfactory will expand adidas production capabilities

May 27, 2016 / Germany
The sportswear giant announced that the Germany-based Speedfactory facility will begin large-scale production in 2017
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