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Soprefa: from footwear to swimming pools

Apr 5, 2021 / Portugal
Specialist in the production of leather uppers for the footwear industry, the Felgueiras-based company is also active in other sectors, including swimming pool construction and maintenance

European Retail: hard times during COVID-19

Premium ContentMar 24, 2021 / European Union
After registering moderate growth in 2019 (+1%), the European clothing and footwear retail sector was heavily penalized by the pandemic in 2020: the cumulative drop in retail sales of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear sectors amounted to 15.0% in the year

Zalando aims for 10% of Europe’s fashion market

Mar 24, 2021 / Germany
After what they called a strong financial year, the ecommerce giant significantly upgraded its growth ambitions and now aims to grow Gross Merchandise Volume (GMV) to more than 30 billion euros by 2025. Zalando are aiming for 10% of the European fashion market in the long-term

Caleres adds Naturalizer & Sam Edelman distribution to its European business

Mar 1, 2021 / United Kingdom
The US-based footwear group is adding 2 brands through its European distribution office, based in Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom. Caleres aims to broaden the reach of its brand portfolio and strengthen connections with global consumers

European retail collapses

Premium ContentDec 18, 2020 / Europe
After registering growth, albeit moderate (1%), in 2019, the European clothing and footwear retail sector is being heavily penalized by the pandemic. Up to September, the cumulative drop in retail sales of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear sectors amounts to 24.4%

DiaSHOE project: improving the quality of life of people with diabetes

Dec 15, 2020 / CEC
The European Footwear Confederation and its partners from Czechia, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Romania kicked off the new Erasmus+ project DiaSHOE, intended to support footwear manufacturers, patients, healthcare workers, and shoe-store clerks to tackle the issue through prevention and skills development

Europeans have around 773 euros less in 2020 due to COVID-19

Nov 6, 2020 / Europe
The Germany-based market research company GfK has announced the results of the newly released study “GfK Purchasing Power Europe 2020”. This year, the study also includes the Corona Impact Index, which illustrates the impact of COVID-19 on European countries

US remains by far the world’s largest importer of footwear

Premium ContentAug 11, 2020 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the conclusions of the World Footwear 2020 Yearbook, recently published by APICCAPS and containing a deep analysis of the footwear industry in 2019. The publication also contains Country Profiles for 84 markets

Asia dominates exports but Europe increased market share over the last decade

Premium ContentAug 10, 2020 / World Footwear Yearbook
The Asian continent was the origin of most exports in 2019, with a world share of 83.9%. Asia’s export share has decreased slightly over the last decade, as is also the case with every continent but Europe

Footwear back in business in Europe

Premium ContentMay 12, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As European countries face the different stages of the sanitary crisis, they are also working on the re-opening of the economies. Today we bring you updates from Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, France and Poland

Cambodia: hundreds of factories are suspending operations

Apr 28, 2020 / Cambodia
The country’s garment and footwear industries are being severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Local news website Khmer Times is reporting

Europe in the midst of Covid-19: consequences for footwear

Premium ContentMar 20, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Reports come from several countries regarding retail closures. Manufacturing continues to be on, although some issues with access to raw materials are being felt by some businesses

Nike closes several stores temporarily

Mar 16, 2020 / United States
The giant sportswear brand decided to close stores in several countries, including in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Mariusz Babral: Sustainability is a revolution

Feb 10, 2020 / Poland
We spoke with Mariusz Babral, Vice-President of the Polish Chamber of Shoe and Leather Industry, to discuss some of the pressing issues of the moment within the footwear industry

Tod's closes the year with 2.6% decline in sales

Feb 5, 2020 / Italy
The luxury shoes and leather goods company announced declining sales for 2019 (-2.6%). However, the business started to pick up in the last quarter with an improvement in the revenue trend
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