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20th UITIC Congress surpasses expectations

May 22, 2018 / UITIC
It ended last Friday, with an extremely positive balance, the largest International Technical Footwear Congress. For one week, over 540 footwear professionals, coming from 33 countries, gathered in Porto

Kyaia invests in digital platform

May 21, 2018 / Portugal
Overcube is the name of the new project of the Kyaia group, the largest footwear group in Portugal

Obuv Rossii: revenue up by 6.3%

May 18, 2018 / Russian Federation
The Russia-based group announced unaudited financial results for the 1st quarter of 2018

Puma officially leaving Kering

May 17, 2018 / Germany
The exit of Puma from Kering is now effective following the implementation of the distribution in kind of Puma SE shares

Rockport receives bankruptcy court approval

May 17, 2018 / United States
The Rockport Group LLC announced approval from the US Bankruptcy Court for Delaware for all of the company’s First Day motions has been received, which will support the business operations as the company completes the previously announced court-supervised sale process

Closing the gap between education and employment

May 16, 2018 / CEC
The Learn2Work project recently held its final event in Brussels to present a new best practice for learning that is expected to bring closer the world of education to the industry’s needs and at the same
time promote job opportunities in the European Footwear industry among NEETs

International Footwear Industry gathers in Porto

May 8, 2018 / UITIC
The 20th edition of the UITIC (International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians) Congress will take place in Porto from the 16th to the 18th of May and will be dedicated to the theme From Fashion to Factory: A New Technological Age

Farfetch to mentor start-ups

Apr 30, 2018 / Portugal
Named Dream Assembly, the technology accelerator powered by Farfetch, aims to give selected start-ups the opportunity to join a programme of mentorship and networking. Access to early-stage funding also included

AAFA and Haiti formalize relationship

Apr 27, 2018 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association of Industries of Haiti (ADIH) for future collaboration on issues related to the industry

CCC buys Shoe Express

Apr 26, 2018 / Romania
Polish-based footwear retailer and manufacturer CCC has bought a 100% stake in Romania-based company Shoe Express. Deal amounts to 33 million euros

Leather industry in Bangladesh with downward trend

Apr 24, 2018 / Bangladesh
According to the Leathergoods & Footwear Manufacturers & Exports Association of Bangladesh, the first eight months of the year were marked by declining exports in the Leather and Footwear Industry

The countdown for the UITIC Congress starts now

Apr 24, 2018 / UITIC
The programme of the 20th UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto from the 16th to the 18th of May, has been announced. Two extra days with factories visits are also planned

Bolflex, innovative solutions

Apr 23, 2018 / Portugal
Bolflex is a market leader company, expert in the footwear components sector, with consolidated skills in the production and supply of soles for the main players within the European footwear industry

Nike's VP leaves company

Apr 20, 2018 / United States
Greg Thompson, VP of Express Lane Footwear, has left the company, a company spokesman said. This is the most recent announcement in a series of executive departures at the sportswear giant Nike

Record quarterly sales for Skechers

Apr 19, 2018 / United States
The US-based sportswear giant has announced 2018 first quarter results. Record sales of 1.25 billion US dollars and an increase of 16.5% mark another record for the company's quarterly sales
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