World Footwear

Coronavirus - Covid19

Free shipping will make a difference this holiday

Oct 27, 2020 / United States
According to NPD's insights, free shipping was identified, for the first time, as the number one factor influencing where consumers decide to shop this holiday in the US. A finding in line with consumers increasing use of online shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Brazil expects 1.2 million US dollars from digital networking meetings

Oct 26, 2020 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados the digital business networking meetings held by 20 Brazilian footwear brands with buyers from Latin America between the 24th of August and the 25th of September will likely generate 1.2 million US dollars in businesses

Kurt Geiger plans 500 job cuts as UK's intends to end tax-free shopping

Oct 26, 2020 / United Kingdom
The luxury footwear and accessories retailer plans to cut 500 jobs, a quarter of its workforce, early next year after the British government announced that it plans to abolish tax-free shopping by the end of the current year

Footwear stores hit hard in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Oct 26, 2020 / Russian Federation
Shoe Intelligence, based on estimations by Moscow-based think tank Evotor, is reporting a 17% plunge in sales of independent footwear stores in Russia in September. Decline is more severe in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Nike's first quarter digital sales up by 82%

Oct 1, 2020 / United States
Nike’s revenue in the first quarter decreased by 1% totalling 10.6 billion US dollars and was flat to prior year on a currency-neutral basis. The sportswear giant reported first quarter digital sales growing by 82%

APLF fairs rescheduled to July 2021

Sep 30, 2020 / Hong Kong
The Organisers of APLF, announced that the 2021 edition of APLF-Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access will be rescheduled from the 30th of March to the 1st of April 2021 to the 5th to the 7th of July 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Strongertogether initiative gathered Micam and 4 other fairs

Sep 28, 2020 / Italy
According to the organisers, over 16 000 buyers showed up at Fieramilano Rho during the 5 days of the initiative #Strongertogether. On this occasion Micam, Mipel, A New Point of View, TheOneMilano and Homi got together to show the new collections

Hermès confirms new factory in Auvergne

Sep 23, 2020 / France
With this announcement, the brand reaffirms its regional anchor in the Auvergne region. The new workshop will join the Maroquinerie de Sayat to form Hermès seventh leather goods hub. 250 jobs due to be created

Prada reports sales in China far exceeding 2019 levels

Sep 21, 2020 / China
Sales by the Italian luxury goods group have rebounded strongly in China since the stores reopened and, to date, have recorded higher levels than last year, as reported to Reuters by Prada's Chief Executive Officer, Patrizio Bertelli

Obuv Rossii Group revenue down by 26.4%

Sep 21, 2020 / Russian Federation
The group's unaudited consolidated revenue decreased by 26.4% in the first half of the current fiscal year, reflecting the reduction in revenue during the lockdown period.

CEO of Roberto Cavalli to leave company

Sep 18, 2020 / Italy
Gian Giacomo Ferraris, Roberto Cavalli's CEO, is exiting his role at the end of the year. Previously, Ferraris worked for Versace and has joined Roberto Cavalli as CEO in 2016

Cyprus: consumers spending is more careful

Sep 17, 2020 / Cyprus
According to the Cyprus Consumers’ Association the Cypriots appear to be choosing their purchases more carefully as the COVID-19 impacted our lives

Ferragamo with declining revenue

Sep 16, 2020 / Italy
As of the 30th of June 2020 the Salvatore Ferragamo Group reported total revenue of 377 million euros down by 46.6% at current exchange rates (-46.9% at constant exchange rates), which compares to 705 million euros in the first half of 2019

Luís Onofre: We will need to do more

Sep 15, 2020 / Portugal
Onofre has been re-elected as APICCAPS’ President in what he considers to be one of the “most difficult periods for the Portuguese footwear industry”. This was the starting point of an interview for APICCAPS’ Newspaper, which we bring you here today

Brazilian footwear exports decreased by 32.7%

Sep 11, 2020 / Brazil
Reflecting the instability in the international markets, especially in the United States, Brazilian footwear exports registered decreases of 32.7% in revenue and 25.2% in volume between January and August in relation to the same period last year
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