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Digital changed the conversation between consumers and brands

Sep 16, 2019 / China
Watch the interview to learn a bit more about brands, digital and China according to the views of Maria Amelia Odetti from Secoo

Tapestry with strategic alliance with Alibaba’s Tmall

Sep 12, 2019 / China
The New York-based luxury house will be one of the first companies to collaborate with Tmall in adopting the recently unveiled Flagship Store 2.0, beginning later this month

China to take the US tariffs case to WTO

Sep 3, 2019 / China
The new tariffs imposed by Washington came into effect Sunday. Now, Reuters reported China officially complained to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Footwear companies write to President Trump

Aug 30, 2019 / United States
Over 200 American footwear companies came together and sent a letter to President Trump asking that he cancels his proposed higher taxes on footwear coming from China

US-China trade war is already impacting the industry

Aug 19, 2019 / World Footwear Yearbook
The year 2018 was marked by positive dynamics, but the US-China trade war is already impacting the numbers. More information about the Footwear Industry in 2018 is available within the World Footwear Yearbook 2019

Tariffs on footwear delayed to December

Aug 14, 2019 / United States
The US-China trade war has a new chapter. After Mr Trump announced added tariffs of 10% on the remaining 300 billion US dollars in goods from China, now their application on certain footwear items is delayed to December

Weyco with mixed quarter results

Aug 9, 2019 / United States
The Wilwaukee-based group announced financial results for the quarter ended on the 30th of June 2019. Net sales for the period down by 1%

Vietnam is already taking advantage of the US-China trade war

Aug 5, 2019 / Vietnam
As the trade war between the two countries enters a new chapter, the worldfootwear.com spoke to Nguyen Duc Thuan, Chairman of Lefaso, the Vietnamese footwear association, to discuss this and other hot topics of the industry

President Trump announces more tariffs

Aug 2, 2019 / United States
The announcement was via Twitter yesterday: the US will impose added tariffs of 10% on the remaining 300 billion US dollars in goods from China. This decision can likely include all footwear from China

Sonia Rykiel faces liquidation

Jul 26, 2019 / France
After a restructuring process the company elected no winning bid and is now facing liquidation and will now work to close stores around the world

China's GDP growth slows to 27-years low

Jul 24, 2019 / China
The economic growth of the Asian giant slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter of the fiscal year, reflecting the weakest pace in the last decades. The US-China trade war is starting to pressure economic growth, analysts say

Belle to spin off sportswear business

Jul 18, 2019 / China
Chinese footwear manufacturer and retailer Belle International has filed papers for a public listing of its sportswear business Topsports International. The deal could amount to 1 billion US dollars

Caleres' joint venture to expand distribution in China

Jul 15, 2019 / China
The US-based footwear giant will begin to distribute footwear in greater China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, through a joint venture with Brand Investment Holding, a member of the Gemkell Group

38th International Footwear Conference

Jul 5, 2019 / China
The 38th edition of the International Footwear Conference took place in Guangzhou, China in May, gathering together several key players of the industry

Abicalçados and Apex-Brasil renew agreement

Jul 4, 2019 / Brazil
During the latest edition of the Francal trade fair, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) announced the renewal of the agreement to maintain the Brazilian Footwear program, developed in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil)
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