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Brazil

Havaianas sold for 1.1 billion US dollars

Jul 17, 2017 / Brazil
Alpargatas, the Brazilian parent company of the popular flip-flop brand has been involved in a new transaction in less than two years. The deal reached 3.5 billion reais, or 1.1 billion US dollars

Alpargatas might be sold again

Jul 11, 2017 / Brazil
J&F Investimentos, the controlling shareholder of the Brazil-based casual footwear manufacturer, might be negotiating to sell Alpargatas

Brazilian footwear exports on the high

Jul 4, 2017 / Brazil
According to the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association, the country’s footwear exports recovered pace. From January to May, 49 million pairs were sold abroad, generating 441 million US dollars

How Havaianas became a valuable and global brand

Jun 23, 2017 / Brazil
Havaianas, a Brazilian footwear company, can be an inspiration for many footwear entrepreneurs who are looking out for ideas and opportunities to be successful in their business

How different heels boosted the sales of a footwear brand

May 22, 2017 / Brazil
Design can be a great way for footwear companies and entrepreneurs to create a highly-differentiated product and standing out from the competition. Milaalovers is a Brazilian brand that has been thriving in the market due to their innovative heels

There will be no space for those who position themselves ignoring sustainability

Apr 21, 2017 / Brazil
At least this is the belief of José Fernando Bello, Executive Chairman of the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB), who discussed the pressing issues of the tanning industry with the worldfootwear.com

Footwear exports slowdown in Brazil

Apr 17, 2017 / Brazil
According to the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association (Abicalçados), the country’s footwear exports slowed down in the first three months of the year. From January to March, 31 million pairs were sold abroad, generating 259 million US dollars

Solid performance by Alpargatas

Mar 23, 2017 / Brazil
The Brazil-based footwear manufacturer, known by its casual footwear, announced sales of 1.21 billion euros in 2016 (+0.4%). Profit with double digit growth rate (+30.8%)

Brazilian footwear exports grow by 5%

Mar 13, 2017 / Brazil
According to the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association (Abicalçados) in February, footwear exports totaled 9.16 million pairs, generating 81.54 million US dollars, down by 6.8% in volume, but growing by 5% in value

Double-digit export growth for Brazilian components

Feb 8, 2017 / Brazil
According to Assintecal, exports of the By Brasil Components and Chemicals project increased by 23%, reaching 269.4 million US dollars

Brazilian exports recover in the final stretch of 2016

Jan 23, 2017 / Brazil
Despite the unfavorable performance in the domestic market, 2016 closed with a positive note on the exports side. With a favorable exchange rate for most of the year, footwear exports grew by 1.7% in volume and 4% in value

Positive year for Brazilian hides and skins exports

Jan 13, 2017 / Brazil
2016 registered an increase of 3.8% in exports in comparison to 2015, reaching a total of 193.9 million square meters sold overseas

We are concerned about the protectionism in the region

Jan 3, 2017 / Brazil
The words are from Heitor Klein, Executive President of Abicalçados, the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association, who shared with us some of his views on the Brazilian footwear industry’s current performance and future expectations

Brazilian exports on the red

Dec 14, 2016 / Brazil
According to data analysed by wordfootwear.com Brazilian footwear exports in the first semester were down by 2.7% in terms of value, but registered a 3.3% increase in terms of volume, compared to the same period in 2015

Special exhibition celebrates 17 years of the National Footwear Museum

Nov 17, 2016 / Brazil
The show aims to honor two great names in the history of footwear in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
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