World Footwear


Birkenstock names new managing director for Greater China

Nov 15, 2023 / Germany
The German-based company has appointed Tiffany Wu to the newly created position of Managing Director of Greater China. Her aim will be to strengthen the company’s presence in the region

Ferragamo acquires minority stake in three Greater China joint ventures

Nov 2, 2023 / Italy
The Board of Directors of the luxury group has announced the purchase of the minority interests held by Imaginex Holdings and Imaginex Overseas in the three Greater China joint ventures

China and Belarus to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the leather sector

Sep 19, 2023 / China
The China Leather Industry Association and the Belarusian State Light Industry Agency have signed a cooperating agreement to promote bilateral leather trade between the two countries

ACLE returned to Shanghai to inject optimism into the leather industry

Sep 8, 2023 / China
After a four-year absence, the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) returned to Shanghai at the end of August to fuel some optimism in the midst of a difficult time for the Chinese leather industry

361 Degrees posts double-digit revenue growth

Sep 7, 2023 / China
The Chinese-based activewear company recorded an 18% revenue increase in the first semester of the year, as compared to the same period in 2022, driven by a boost in domestic consumption

Global personal luxury goods market set to continue growing in 2023

Jul 11, 2023 / World
After registering a record year in 2022, and despite uncertain macroeconomic conditions, the global personal luxury goods market is expected to grow between 5% to 12% in 2023

Puma names new General Manager in China

Jun 26, 2023 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear company has named Shirley Li as General Manager in China, as part of its strategy to strengthen its business in China, one of the company's key markets

China to return in force in the next edition of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags

Jun 12, 2023 / Italy
Participation in the 99th edition of the trade fair is expected to exceed the figures of January's edition, but the highlight goes to the number of Chinese exhibitors, as their registrations have already doubled

Shein launches EMEA headquarters in Dublin

May 19, 2023 / Ireland
The Chinese-based fast fashion retailer has launched its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Dublin City Centre, Ireland, where it plans to fill 30 roles by the end of 2023

Chinese luxury retail rebounds

May 10, 2023 / China
Chinese buyers are spending more on European brands at a time when the country's economy is rebounding following the lifting of COVID-19-related travel restrictions, says Vogue Business

European footwear production drops in the last 4 decades

Premium ContentApr 11, 2023 / World Footwear Yearbook
Footwear production increased in 2021 by 8.6% to a total of 22 billion pairs of shoes, but Europe is only responsible for 2.8% of the world’s production. Asia ensures, at this stage, 88.2% of the global production

Brazil and Argentina defend the continuity of the TEC

Mar 21, 2023 / Brazil
Both the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) and the Footwear Industry Chamber from Argentina (CIC) stressed the importance of the External Tariff of Mercosur (TEC) for the sustainability of the sector

Simona Tanning and Teh Chang Tannery combine forces

Jan 17, 2023 / China
The two tanneries have announced a joint venture, which will be called Simona TC Company, to develop their operations in China, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, with focus on the footwear business

China scraps COVID-19 quarantine for international travellers

Dec 30, 2022 / China
Despite the increase of COVID-19 cases in the country this month, China announced that from the 8th of January travellers will no longer be required to quarantine upon arrival on the mainland

Luxury concerned over new COVID-19 surge in China

Dec 2, 2022 / China
The Asian giant tightened its COVID-19 restrictions last week due to a spike in new COVID-19 cases. This has raised concern about a further slowdown in the country's luxury market
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