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Brazilian footwear production increases by 4.5%

Nov 16, 2017 / Brazil
According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), from January to August of this year, production of footwear and footwear parts increased by 4.5%, compared to similar period in 2016

Grendene maintains targets

Nov 8, 2017 / Brazil
The Brazil-based company has announced net revenue up by 9.0% in the first nine months of the year. Despite the difficulties in the markets, the company says its business is performing well and will maintain the guidance for the year

Currency fluctuation continues to impact Brazil's exports

Sep 19, 2017 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association, the country’s footwear exports continue to suffer negative impacts from currency fluctuation. Analysis should focus on the volumes sold abroad

Grendene satisfied with new set of results

Aug 29, 2017 / Brazil
The Brazil-based company has announced net revenue up by 8.1% in the second quarter and up by 7.6% in the first semester. Given the context the company is satisfied with the results

Brazilian footwear exports return to growth

Aug 4, 2017 / Brazil
Although impaired by the recent appreciation of the real against the US dollar, Brazilian footwear exports recorded a 14.7% increase in value in the period between January and July

Latin American footwear industry gathered in Chile

Aug 1, 2017 / Chile
Delegates from different local and national sectorial organizations gathered in Santiago to discuss the pressing issues impacting the footwear industry in the region

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
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