World Footwear


More on acquisitions in the European footwear sector

Dec 26, 2023 / Europe
The past two months have seen a number of transactions. The Italian shoemakers Dema and Asso have new owners. The Austrian retailer Leder & Schuh has acquired the brand rights of Delka

Austria and Germany continue to see a wave of insolvencies and closures

Dec 12, 2023 / Germany
Richter Schuhe, Europe’s oldest children’s shoemaker, and fashion retail chain Aachener have filed for bankruptcy. Deichmann to close its My Shoes stores in Austria and Germany by the end of 2024

Coats Footwear collaborates with Lenzing

Oct 3, 2023 / United Kingdom
Coats' footwear division and the Austrian-based producer of cellulose-based speciality fibres have joined forces to create the footwear industry's first synthetic-free engineered uppers and fabrics

Leder & Schuh on growing mode

Sep 27, 2023 / Austria
The Austrian-based footwear retailer posted a 25% increase in revenue in 2022, as compared to the previous year, and added that sales have continued to grow so far this year

Reno's Austrian branch also declared bankruptcy

Apr 27, 2023 / Germany
After the shoe retailer Reno filed for bankruptcy in Germany at the end of March, the company's Austrian subsidiary, HR Group GesmbH, decided as well to file for bankruptcy

Lenzing: a circular economy requires more innovation and collaboration

Premium ContentMar 24, 2022 / Austria
We spoke with Florian Heubrandner, Vice President Global Textiles Business at Lenzing AG, and Birgit Schnetzlinger, Head of Functional Wear Segment, to better understand how sustainability helped the company become a global technology leader in fibres’ production and discuss a more sustainable future for the industry

Lenzing completes lyocell expansion project in Thailand

Mar 14, 2022 / Austria
The leading supplier of wood-based speciality fibres has announced that it has completed its 400 million euros lyocell expansion project in Thailand, despite COVID-19 pandemic constraints

Lenzing CEO steps down

Sep 15, 2021 / Austria
The Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG, a leading producer of wood-based cellulosic fibres, has come to a mutual agreement with its longstanding Chief Executive Officer Stefan Doboczky to end his contract

CCC expands its international presence

Sep 10, 2021 / Poland
The Poland-based footwear group has recentlyh announced the opening of new stores in countries such as Austria and Hungary. CCC is also expanding its digital stores to other countries

CCC is backing out of Austria

Jul 15, 2021 / Austria
Polish-based footwear company CCC is withdrawing from the Austrian market and Pepco will take over 29 of CCC Austria’s 46 stores. Decision takes effect by the end of September

US: threat of new tariffs in response to digital taxes

Apr 16, 2021 / United States
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is collecting public comments on the potential implementation of tariffs to a list of goods from 6 US trading partners. Tariffs can go up to 25%. Footwear is part of the lists for some trade partners

Leder & Schuh denies talks with CCC

Jan 24, 2019 / Poland
Family-owned shoemaker Leder & Schuh Group denied a media report referring to talks with Polish retailer CCC about a possible takeover

Yves Morin, President of the UITIC, live on World Footwear

Jan 26, 2016 / India
The 19th Congress of the UITIC - International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians will take place in Chennai from the 3rd to the 5th of February. Mr. Yves Morin is the President of the UITIC and CEO of the CTC Groupe

Leder & Schuh sells Shoe4You and Jello stores in Germany

Jan 14, 2016 / Germany
The Kienast group, a Germany-based shoe retailer, is the buyer of the 54 Shoe4You and 2 Jello retail locations. The Austria-based sites aren’t part of the business

Karl Vögele sells Austrian stores

Jan 11, 2016 / Switzerland
The Swiss-based shoe retailer is refocusing its business model by concentrating in its 300 stores in the domestic market. An agreement to sell its 70 stores in Austria to Germany-based investment company, Lafayette Industrieholding was reached
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