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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

Industry reacts to Vogue Business article

Nov 29, 2019 / European Union
The article titled Fashion's biodiversity problem was published on platform Vogue Business. Several industry bodies arguee it conveys misleading information

Flat sales in European outdoor market

Jul 31, 2019 / Europe
The latest research released by the European Outdoor Group (EOG) indicates that the climbing category grew in 2018, but the overall outdoor market flattened out

CEC: getting close to free access to Mercosur

Jul 23, 2019 / CEC
European footwear companies can start counting down to export their leather shoes to Mercosur countries free of import duties. Luís Onofre, CEC's President, comments the agreement

Timberland to open 30 stores in Europe

Jun 10, 2019 / Europe
The company is part of VF Corporation's portfolio and is planning a heavy investment in Europe next year. 25 to 30 new stores might be on the pipeline for the region, in a combination of franchise and own stores

Join the footwear industry in Naples

Jan 29, 2019 / CEC
Registration to the sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress is now open. All footwear stakeholders are invited to join the debates in Naples, from the 3rd to the 5th of April 2019

Birkenstock discontinuing Amazon deliveries in Europe

Dec 11, 2017 / Europe
The Germany-based footwear company has issued a statement where it claims consumers have been misled by counterfeit products offered for sale on Amazon Marketplace. They will discontinue deliveries through Amazon effective in the new year

CEC welcomes new member

Jan 19, 2017 / CEC
Hungary ensured a presence at the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry since the end of 2016. With this new member, CEC reinforces its representation at European level

Online sales will become more important than in brick and mortar shops

Dec 20, 2016 / CEC
The words are from Cleto Sagripanti, President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC). An entrepreneur and a business man with extensive experience in the shoe industry

European companies are recommended to diversify their markets

Dec 13, 2016 / CEC
The words are from Cleto Sagripanti, President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC). An entrepreneur and a business man with extensive experience in the shoe industry
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