World Footwear

Europe

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

Portuguese footwear exports continue to grow

Oct 24, 2016 / Portugal
In the first half of 2016, Portugal exported 40.1 million pairs of shoes valued at 902.2 million euros, growing by 1.8% from similar period last year. If this performance continues in the second semester, 2016 will represent the 7th consecutive year of positive growth

Timberland launches online customisation in Europe

Oct 5, 2016 / Europe
Design your own boots is the motto for the footwear brand’s new program

Skechers is the official running shoe of the IRONMAN European Tour

Mar 14, 2016 / Europe
The global footwear brand continues to expand its Performance Footwear Division

European Commission to launch a public consultation regarding China MES status

Feb 9, 2016 / European Union
Plans to conduct a consultation with the interested stakeholders on China’s request for Market Economy Status (MES) has been announced by the EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

Zalando finishes the year on a high

Jan 31, 2016 / Germany
According to preliminary figures of one of Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2015 should be in the region of 865 to 872 million euros (or 30-31%)

Revenue growth continues at Ferragamo

Sep 28, 2015 / Italy
One of the key players in the luxury sector has presented its consolidated results for the six months period ended at the 30th of June 2015. Growth continues at the Italian group

European Fashion and Creative Industries gathered

Jul 6, 2015 / Europe
Commissioner Biénkowska hosted the first Forum on Fashion and High-End industries to discuss initiatives developed to support these industries and to identify future joint actions

Cleto Sagripanti is CEC’s new President

May 28, 2015 / CEC
The election occurred on the 27th of May during the General Assembly of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) in Istanbul

Europe will host the first edition of the International Footwear Forum

Apr 7, 2015 / Europe
The new international event will be a meeting point for representatives of footwear associations and chambers from around the world and will take place in September 2015

Skechers expands distribution centre in Europe and announces record sales

Aug 27, 2014 / United States
The company’s distribution centre in Belgium will be expanded to support increased sales across Europe. Skechers announced net sales up by 28.8% in the first 6 months of the year

Nanotechnologies applied to footwear in European project

Jul 10, 2014 / Europe
The joint European consortium is looking into materials, components and footwear with enhanced comfort properties based on nanotechnologies
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