World Footwear


Impact of COVID-19 in the supply chain

Premium ContentMar 5, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we asked our experts about their opinion on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the location of footwear production for major international brands

Hoff partners with Newmark Retail to fuel European expansion

Mar 4, 2024 / Spain
The Spanish footwear brand has appointed the strategic retail property advisor Newmark Retail UK & EMEA to support its national and international retail growth strategy

Solid fourth quarter for Steve Madden

Mar 1, 2024 / United States
The New York-based designer and marketer of footwear, accessories and apparel ended its fiscal 2023 with a solid performance, despite a decline in full year revenue and profits

VF-owned Dickies names new vice president of global marketing

Mar 1, 2024 / United States
The US-based workwear brand, owned by VF Corp, has appointed Denise Anderson as its new vice president of global marketing. She joins the brand from Smartwool, also part of the same company

Puma achieves full year sales growth despite a weak fourth quarter

Feb 29, 2024 / Germany
Amid a “volatile environment”, Puma posted currency-adjusted sales growth of 6.6% year-on-year in 2023. Results would have been better had it not been for the devaluation of the Argentine peso in the last quarter, it added

adidas continues the release of Yeezy existing products

Feb 28, 2024 / Germany
The German-based sportswear company has announced a further release of Yeezy inventory with a range of existing products to be made available globally in phases over the coming weeks

World Footwear Voices: interview with Marco Guazzoni from Vibram

Premium ContentFeb 27, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Marco Guazzoni Sustainability Director at Vibram. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Wolverine Worldwide ends 2023 in the red but is optimistic about a turnaround

Feb 23, 2024 / United States
The company posted a revenue decline of 20.8% year-over-year and a diluted loss per share of 1.15 US dollars in the fourth quarter of 2023, but is optimistic about the outcome of its turnaround plan

Footwear consumption to grow by 9.5% in 2024

Premium ContentFeb 22, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we asked our panel about their expectations regarding the evolution of footwear consumption in the next year. Learn all about it in this new article

Arche goes into administration

Feb 22, 2024 / France
The French footwear manufacturer has gone into administration due to a complex situation in the domestic and international markets. While the process runs its course, the company will continue to operate

US market and handbags fuel growth for Kurt Geiger

Feb 21, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear and accessories brand has reported strong annual results, driven by a successful international expansion strategy, particularly in the US, and “flourishing” handbag sales

Ugg turns leftover leather and suede into a new footwear collection

Feb 21, 2024 / United States
The Deckers-owned brand has used surplus stock and cuttings from the last few seasons to launch ReImagined by Ugg, which reimagines two of Ugg's classic styles

Interview with Miguel Pomares from Ecoalf

Premium ContentFeb 20, 2024 / Spain
At the latest edition of the World Footwear Congress in Istanbul, we took the opportunity to speak with Miguel Pomares, Senior Footwear Specialist at the Spanish-based brand Ecoalf. Read the interview today

Lower sales volumes impact Alpargatas’ full year revenue

Feb 20, 2024 / Brazil
The parent company of Havaianas and Rothy’s posted a decline in revenue and profits in 2023, mainly driven by lower volumes sold in both domestic and international markets

Pressure on the cost of materials continues to rank as the main difficulty for the business

Premium ContentFeb 19, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, 46% of the surveyed experts listed the cost of merchandise and raw materials as the number one difficulty for footwear businesses in the next six months
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