World Footwear


Luís Onofre appointed CEC's President

Feb 13, 2019 / CEC
APICCAPS President was appointed President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC). Entrepreneur and designer Luís Onofre will succeed the Italian Cleto Sagripanti and will take office by the end of May in Porto

New Portuguese Shoes campaign

Feb 11, 2019 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear, Components and Leather Goods Manufacturers' Association (APICCAPS) presented the new Portuguese Shoes campaign for 2019

EU: Average retail trade rose in 2018

Feb 8, 2019 / European Union
The volume of retail trade was down by 1.6% in the Euro Area, and by 1.4% in the EU28, in December 2018 compared with November 2018. However, the overall performance for the year 2018 (compared with 2017) is positive with increases in both the EU28 and Euro Area

Join the footwear industry in Naples

Jan 29, 2019 / CEC
Registration to the sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress is now open. All footwear stakeholders are invited to join the debates in Naples, from the 3rd to the 5th of April 2019

US: online sales grow by 16.5% in the holiday season

Jan 29, 2019 / United States
According to the Adobe Digital Insights Holiday Recap 2018, 126 billion US dollars were spent online this holiday season in the US, which represents an increase of 16.5% year-over-year

India: new Chairman for the CLE

Jan 23, 2019 / India
P. R. Aqeel Ahmed is the new Chairman of the Council for Leather Exports with effect from the 17th of January onwards

Brazil: footwear retail recovers in 2018

Jan 22, 2019 / Brazil
According to ABLAC, the Brazilian Association of Artifacts and Footwear Retailers, the year 2018 reserved positive surprises, despite the many difficulties faced by the business of footwear retailing

Expo Riva Schuh focus on new digital and fashion trends

Jan 11, 2019 / Italy
Garda is opening their doors from the 12th to the 15th to welcome the international players in the footwear sector and present the accessory trends for autumn/winter 2019/2020

Europe promotes recycled plastics market

Jan 10, 2019 / European Union
The European Commission launched an alliance of key industry stakeholders covering the full plastics value chain as part of its efforts to reduce plastics littering, increase the share of recycled plastics and stimulate market innovation

Leather industry in Pakistan asks for Government action

Dec 27, 2018 / Pakistan
The Pakistan Leather Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PLGMEA) has expressed concerns over the steep decline in leather-related exports in a meeting with Finance Minister and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)

Footwear amongst most popular items for cross-border online shopping

Dec 26, 2018 / World
A study conducted by Ipsos for PayPal revealed that 68% of the online shoppers surveyed purchased items of clothing, apparel, footwear or accessories from websites in other countries

New Generation: Meet Tiago Correia

Dec 20, 2018 / Portugal
Tiago Correira has a background in Management and has been working in And I Wonder for five years

Czech retail trade accelerated growth

Dec 11, 2018 / Czech Republic
In October 2018, Czech sales adjusted for calendar effects increased at constant prices by 5.2%, year‑on‑year; non-adjusted sales grew by 6.4%. Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade increased by 1.0%, month-on-month

European footwear focused on increasing sustainability

Dec 10, 2018 / CEC
The kick-off meeting of the project LIFE GreenShoes4All, gathering several key European stakeholders, took place in Porto last week

European industry's demands on Market Surveillance

Oct 25, 2018 / CEC
Industrial social partners in the footwear, tanning and leather sectors demand a broader scope of the upcoming Regulation on Market Surveillance
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