World Footwear

China

Skechers with record annual sales in 2019

Feb 21, 2020 / United States
The American-based lifestyle and performance footwear company announced record fourth quarter sales of 1.33 billion US dollars and record annual sales of 5.22 billion US dollars in 2019

adidas commercial activity in China falls 85% due to coronavirus

Feb 21, 2020 / China
The German-based sporting goods firm announced that its commercial activity in the Greater China region has decreased by about 85% since the Chinese New Year

Tod's closes the year with 2.6% decline in sales

Feb 5, 2020 / Italy
The luxury shoes and leather goods company announced declining sales for 2019 (-2.6%). However, the business started to pick up in the last quarter with an improvement in the revenue trend

International trade fairs postponed as a consequent of the Coronavirus

Feb 4, 2020 / China
Chic Shanghai has been postponed. APLF is considering postponing. ISPO Beijing and textile trade fairs in Shanghai also on hold. In Europe, MICAM is proceeding as planned with preparations for the February edition

Nike extends deal with Chinese Athletics Association

Jan 17, 2020 / China
The giant sportswear brand and the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) signed a long-term partnership extension through 2033

US and China sign new deal

Jan 16, 2020 / United States
Representatives from the two countries have signed an agreement aimed at easing a trade war that has disturbed the global markets and is impacting the global economy. However, many fear this won't stop the tensions

US-China trade deal reached

Dec 13, 2019 / United States
The US announced an agreement on a "phase one" trade deal with China on Friday, 13th of December

adidas is moving automated factories to China

Nov 13, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear brand will close Ansbach and Atlanta Speedfactories. The aim is to deploy the Speedfactory technology at Asian suppliers by end of 2019

Alibaba's Singles' Day sales top 38 billion US dollars

Nov 12, 2019 / China
The Hangzhou-based group announced that it generated 268.4 billion renminbi (38.4 billion US dollars) of gross merchandise volume (GMV) on 2019 Singles' Day

ECCO opens high-tech leather cutting plant in China

Oct 22, 2019 / China
According to ECCO, the new plant is amongst the most advanced cutting plants in the world with state-of-the-art technology and a reduced environmental footprint

AAFA remains concerned with tariffs war

Oct 17, 2019 / United States
Despite the announcement by the Trump Administration to pause tariff rate increases, the American Apparel & Footwear Association remains concerned

Allbirds to expand footprint

Oct 16, 2019 / United States
Online shoe brand Allbirds plans to more than double its store network in 2020. The brand says it cannot ignore most sales take place in the brick and mortar arena

Next UITIC Congress will be in China

Oct 14, 2019 / UITIC
The China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) has been selected by the UITIC Executive Committee to be in in charge of organizing the 21st Congress in China in 2021 on behalf of the UITIC

US-China phase one trade deal announced

Oct 14, 2019 / United States
As part of the deal, the tariffs on the first 250 billion US dollars in trade will not increase to 30% on Tuesday as planned

Is your footwear business sustainable?

Sep 24, 2019 / China
The 8th Global Footwear Sustainability Summit, focusing on the sustainability theme within the footwear business, was organized by Shanghai Copex Global and took place in Shanghai
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