World Footwear


Alibaba’s Singles’ Day with new record

Nov 14, 2017 / China
China-based ecommerce giant Alibaba generated record 25 billion US dollars (168 billion yuan) in sales in a day, partnering with more retailers to host the 2017 Singles’ Day event

ACLE closes confirming a drop in prices

Sep 8, 2017 / China
The latest edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) was held in Shanghai from the 30th August to the 1st September. According to the organization a 25% - 30% decline in leather prices was registered since APLF took place by the end of March

New Balance wins trademark infringement case in China

Sep 6, 2017 / China
A Chinese court has decided that local shoemakers must pay New Balance 1.5 million US dollars in damages and legal costs for infringing the American sportswear company’s signature slanting “N” logo.

Cole Haan builds up presence in China

Sep 5, 2017 / China
The global lifestyle and accessories brand and retailer announced a long-term retail, wholesale and e-commerce distribution agreement with a subsidiary company of Sitoy Group Holdings Limited

China loses share while worldwide production stalls

Aug 8, 2017 / World Footwear Yearbook
China continues to loose share in worldwide production, according to the 2017 edition of the World Footwear Yearbook, just launched by APICCAPS

Farfetch to enter the Chinese market in force

Jun 26, 2017 / China
The online luxury fashion retailer Farfetch has raised close to 400 million US dollars from a deal with one of China's biggest e-commerce companies. This partnership will create a premier platform for luxury e-retail across China

Footwear business down at giant Belle

Jun 9, 2017 / China
The China-based group has reported declining revenue for its footwear business in fiscal year 2016/17. Sporstwear and apparel registered double digit revenue growth

Footwear imports are on the high in Indonesia

May 30, 2017 / Indonesia
According to the Indonesia Investments Agency players in the country are concerned with the sharp growth of footwear imports. The growth rate of footwear imports is outpacing the growth of exports

Challenges & opportunities in sourcing countries

May 26, 2017 / World
With the demographic & economic changes that are occurring, will China remain as the main sourcing country for footwear?

Yue Yuen with increase in revenue

May 12, 2017 / China
One of the world's largest footwear manufacturers announced increases in total revenue during the first quarter of the current fiscal year

adidas expects improvement in US margins while China margins stabilise

Apr 25, 2017 / United States
The Germany-based sportswear giant expects its operating margin in China to shrink slightly in the long term, while its US margin should grow markedly in the near term. This is the belief of the new Chief Executive Officer Kasper Rorsted

Reebok plans 500 stores in China

Mar 30, 2017 / China
The brand focused on fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment is aiming to open hundreds of stores in the Asian country over the next four years. 50 tores planned to open this year

VF focusing on supply chain agility and China growth

Mar 30, 2017 / China
The US-based company has presented its 2021 strategic growth plan during a meeting with investors and analysts. The new five-year plan will focus in digitalization and China

Belle expects double digit drop in profit

Mar 20, 2017 / China
China-based retailer should close its financial year with a drop of 15% to 25% in profit. Weaker sales in its footwear business should be one of the reasons

Alibaba creates anti-counterfeit group

Jan 19, 2017 / China
The ecommerce giant established the Alibaba Big Data Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance, whose 20 members include brands such as Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, Huawei and Samsung
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