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JD Sports to buy remaining shares of Footasylum

Mar 18, 2019 / United Kingdom
UK-based retailer JD Sports has agreed to buy the remaining shares of Footasylum, in a cash deal, a month after it took an initial stake in the company

Stable is the word for Deichmann in 2018

Mar 15, 2019 / Germany
Shoe retailer Deichmannn reported growth in 2018 despite difficult market conditions. The group of companies is reporting a plus both in the number of shoes sold as well as in turnover

Sustainability to the fore at APLF

Mar 15, 2019 / Hong Kong
Sustainability cuts across all sectors so it is not just sustainability and leather. The 4 events taking place in Hong Kong these days are all drawn together and linked not only by materials, manufacturing, components and fashion applications but by sustainability itself

Genesco with highest sales increase in years

Mar 14, 2019 / United States
The Nashville-based company announced net sales from continuing operations of 2.2 billion US dollars in fiscal 2019. Comparable sales from continuing operations increased by 5% in the period

Zouri, sneakers from the ocean

Mar 13, 2019 / Portugal
Zouri is an eco-vegan footwear brand that uses plastic trash from the Portuguese coast together with ecologic and sustainable materials

The APLF fairs kicked-off today in Hong Kong

Mar 13, 2019 / Hong Kong
APLF Leather & Materials, Fashion Access and Cashmere World opened its doors to the public. The trade fairs have a parallel programme of seminars, workshops and talks. The Global Footwear Executive Summit was held yesterday in the same venue

Geox sales decline by 6.5%

Mar 11, 2019 / Italy
In 2018 sales of the Italian footwear brand totalled 827.2 million euros, down by 6.5% at current exchange rates and by 5.5% at constant rates from the previous year

Cleto Sagripanti invites the footwear industry to go to Naples

Mar 8, 2019 / CEC
We recently talked to Cleto Sapgripanti, President of the CEC, to learn how the next World Footwear Congress to take place in Naples next April is a tremendous opportunity for professionals from the footwear industry. The conversation also focused on his experience as CEC's President

Fashion chain LK Bennett to file for administration

Mar 8, 2019 / United Kingdom
The UK-based premium fashion chain, retailing womenswear, leather footwear and accessories, has called in administrators. 500 jobs are at risk

Portuguese Footwear Industry new Shoe FabLab

Mar 6, 2019 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre (CTCP) has created a new prototype space where creators can find support to develop prototypes and sample collections

Japanese footwear imports consolidate growth

Mar 5, 2019 / Japan
In 2018 imports of footwear by the Asian country grew by 2.8% in quantity and 3.9% in value. Japan is the 4th largest importer of footwear and the 6th largest consumer market for footwear

Nordstrom appoints two new members to Board of Directors

Mar 4, 2019 / United States
Seattle-based Nordstrom announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Kirsten Green, Forerunner Ventures founder and Managing Director and Glenda McNeal, American Express Company Enterprise Strategic Partnerships President

The most significant S’s in sourcing

Mar 1, 2019 / United States
Today we share with you some of the main ideas about the present dynamics of the sourcing activity taken from a recent visit to the Footwear Sourcing event in Las Vegas

LE.MO.KE., simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Feb 28, 2019 / Portugal
Get to know LE.MO.KE. a footwear brand from Portugal with a creative vision and always attentive to fashion trends

Crocs with successful year

Feb 28, 2019 / United States
The US-based company famous for its clogs reported fourth quarter and full year 2018 results. Fourth quarter revenue increased by 8.5% and full year revenue by 6.3%. As a result, Crocs raised its 2019 revenue guidance
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