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ABG cancels its IPO application

Jan 11, 2022 / United States
The retail conglomerate has officially withdrawn the registration that it had made with the US Securities & Exchange Commission for an initial public offering on the 6th of July 2021

Dr. Martens’ main shareholder sells part of its shares

Jan 10, 2022 / United Kingdom
The Luxembourg company IngreLux, owned by funds advised by the private equity firm Permira, has announced that it has sold 65 million of its ordinary shares, at the price of 4.73 euros

Traders and manufacturers with positive prospects about footwear sales

Premium ContentJan 7, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Since the first edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey conducted in the second semester of 2019, this is the most positive result obtained: traders and manufacturers are extremely optimistic about footwear sales

Average footwear export price to grow 20% by 2025

Premium ContentJan 3, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
The average export price of footwear has increased by more than 30% in the last decade. As new pressure points are felt in the footwear market, our experts believe that by 2025 the average footwear export price could be above 12 US dollars

Sergio Rossi to join Milan’s Spiga 26 hub

Dec 30, 2021 / Italy
The Italian luxury footwear brand is the second tenant of the real estate project, located at the heart of Milan’s fashion district. The store is expected to open in the spring of 2022

Footwear consumption with moderate growth in 2022

Premium ContentDec 27, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
We asked our panel about their expectations regarding the evolution of footwear consumption in 2022, both in their home countries and globally. Expectations are cautious, despite the growth forecast, as a moderate rise is anticipated

Owner of Havaianas invests in Rothy’s

Dec 27, 2021 / Brazil
The Brazilian company Alpargatas will acquire a stake of 49.9% of the Californian-based sustainable lifestyle brand in a two-step transaction

Launch of Pact of Skills for the European Fashion Industry

Dec 20, 2021 / European Union
The TCLF Pact of Skills is an initiative promoted by the European Commission to support the investment in upskilling and reskilling across the fashion industry

Prices of footwear to continue to increase

Premium ContentDec 3, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
There is a rising expectation about the evolution of footwear prices in the coming months. Our experts anticipate prices to continue to rise, as a result of several pressure points impacting the business. Get access to the latest Business Conditions report and find out more today

Larger footwear companies are more optimistic about employment

Premium ContentNov 26, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Although COVID-19 is still one of the topics of the moment, most of the experts of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey believe the coming months will be positive with favourable expectations about the levels of employment in the business

Strong health of the footwear business is expected in the coming months

Premium ContentNov 25, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Although COVID-19 is still dominating most of our conversations and making headlines in the news, most of our panel experts believe that businesses will have a positive evolution. Read about this in our most recent bulletin of World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Footwear industry is now more optimistic about the future

Nov 24, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
This is the main outcome of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted during the month of October. Today we bring you a summary of some of the main conclusions

Owner of Havaianas sells Osklen

Nov 19, 2021 / Brazil
The Brazilian manufacturer Alpargatas has received a binding offer for its 60% stake in the brand Osklen. This move is in line with its strategy to focus on Havaianas growth

Havaianas with first production plant outside Brazil

Nov 10, 2021 / Brazil
The Argentine Grupo Blanco, which has been distributing Havaianas’ footwear in the country for the past four years, will now begin manufacturing it

Allbirds valued at 2.15 billion US dollars

Nov 9, 2021 / United States
The Californian-based company of sustainable footwear raised more than 300 million US dollars in its initial IPO, with shares growing by 91% on the first day of trading
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