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US based Crocs announced slight increase for its 2013 revenue

Apr 4, 2014 / United States
Crocs Inc. announced 1.6% revenue increase for the fourth quarter in 2013 and 6.2% growth for the full year. On a constant currency basis, revenue increasead 4.1% in the fourth quarter, reaching 8.8% growth for the full year.

Footwear brand Softwaves launched a new eco friendly collection

Apr 3, 2014 / Portugal
Portuguese footwear brand Softwaves launched a new eco friendly collection. Green Edition gathers the new line for next season, Spring/Summer 2014, and is totally focused on being environmentally friendly

Puma announced sales down by 3% in 2013

Apr 1, 2014 /
Puma’s consolidated sales for 2013 declined by 3% currency adjusted to around 3 billion euros, and company’s gross profit margin decreased to 46.5%. For the fourth quarter, Puma consolidated sales at 698 million euros, a 4.7% currency adjusted decline.

adidas group announced 2013 results

Mar 31, 2014 /
In 2013, adidas generated net income of 787 million euros, a 49.3% growth from previous year, despite a 2.6% deterioration on net sales from 14.883 million euros in 2012 to 14.492 million euros in 2013.

Ferragamo announces 2013 results

Mar 28, 2014 / Italy
Italy based luxury business Salvatore Ferragamo posted a 42.5% increase in its annual net profit, reaching 150.5 million euros in 2013.

Reebok unveils new logo and announces shift in brand direction

Mar 20, 2014 / United States
Reebok, one of the world’s most recognized athletic brands has disclosed its new brand logo, the Reebok delta symbol, in conjunction with the announcement of the new focus of the brand on fitness

GDS fair closes surrounded with positive expectations

Mar 19, 2014 /
From the 12th to the 14th of March the shoe world gathered in Düsseldorf, Germany, for the GDS fair, the international event for shoes & accessories. Global Shoes, the sourcing trade fair kicked off a day earlier.

Belle International announced 3.2% rise in profits

Mar 18, 2014 / China
Belle International Holdings Ltd, Chinese top footwear retailer reported a 3.2% rise in their profit, now reaching 526.22 million euros (unaudited), in a statement announcing the interim results for the year ending 31st December 2013

“SmartSoles” designed to help tracking Alzheimer’s patients

Mar 17, 2014 / United States
GTX Corp., a company working with wearable technologies and Andrew Carle, professor at George Mason University (US), have teamed up to produce the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) SmartSoles, a footwear system designed to monitor people’s movements.

Deckers Outdoor announced 2013 results

Mar 14, 2014 / United States
Deckers Outdoor Corporation, the US based company announced fourth quarter net sales increase of 19.2% to a record 736.0 million USD, and 10.1% growth on sales for fiscal year 2013, reaching a record 1.557 billion USD.

Northampton Museum shoe collection available online

Mar 13, 2014 / United Kingdom
One of the largest shoe collections in the world is going to be digitized and made available online for public viewing.

theMICAM closes with visitor attendance down

Mar 12, 2014 / Italy
The recent edition of theMICAM, run between the 2nd and 5th of March in Milan, closed with an attendance figure of 33.372 visitors, including 17.606 international operators, which reflects a decline in line with the recent trend (36.049 in 2012 and 35.389 in 2013).

Themes of the 2014 World Footwear Congress announced

Mar 12, 2014 / Mexico
A recent communication from the Confederation of the Footwear Industry unveils the themes to be discussed at the 5th World Footwear Congress in Mexico.

Brazilian footwear exports stable in 2013

Mar 11, 2014 / Brazil
In 2013, Brazil's footwear exports were characterized by stability, with a modest variance of 0.2% in the value of sales abroad and an increase of 8.5% in volume. With increasing production, and imports growing 9.8% in quantity and 12.5% in value, the domestic market is quite dynamic.
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