World Footwear


Portugal welcomes young European talents

Dec 12, 2017 / Portugal
This December, Porto will welcome thirty young European designers from the fashion and footwear sectors, who will present their creations at the 4th edition of the Fashion Design Competition

VF Corporation with new sustainability & responsibility strategy

Dec 12, 2017 / United States
The North Carolina-based lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories company announced its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, Made for Change. VF aims to lead industrywide environmental and social improvements

Florencia Marco faces liquidation

Dec 8, 2017 / Spain
The parent company of brand Rebeca Sanver is on the point of being liquidated. Florencia Marco entered administration in October and have reached the point of no possible agreement with its creditors

Former Stuart Weitzman CEO back in business

Dec 7, 2017 / United States
Executive Wayne Kulkin, former CEO of Stuart Weitzman, re-enters the global footwear market with renewed focus on designing and marketing luxury sneakers under the brand StreetTrend LLC

Under Armour with strategic changes

Dec 7, 2017 / United States
The Baltimore-based sportswear group announced the new CFO and a series of changes impacting its digital business while it continues to align its digital business against the company's long-term growth objectives

Australian retail sales rebound

Dec 6, 2017 / Australia
Australian retail turnover rose by 0.5% in October 2017 according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. Footwear category was one of the major contributors

Yue Yuen reports revenue up by 6.7%

Dec 6, 2017 / Hong Kong
The Hong-Kong-based company has announced its results for the first nine months of the year. Revenue continues to increase, with a major contribution from the retail segment (+19.4%)

The recovery of Russian imports

Dec 5, 2017 / Russian Federation
In the first semester of 2017, footwear imports by Russia increased by 41.9% in volume and by 32.6% in value. After the growth registered in 2016, the country seems to be on the recovery path

23% drop for Genesco's earnings

Dec 4, 2017 / United States
Despite reporting stable revenue for the third quarter (+0.8%), Genesco confirmed declined earnings for the period. The company lost one fifth of its earnings

Vivarte sells Merkal Calzados

Dec 4, 2017 / Spain
The sale of the Spanish footwear brand to British private equity firm OpCapita is part of the ongoing restructuring program of the French retailer

Birkenstock named Brand of the year

Dec 1, 2017 / Germany
The recognition was given at the Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York city. This marks the second time the German brand receives such top honor, after also being awarded in 2013. The prize was received by Birkenstock  Global CEO, Markus Bensberg, and Birkenstock Americas CEO, David Kahan

Portuguese Shoes: a new cool

Nov 30, 2017 / Portugal
APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, presented the new communication campaign for 2018. Portuguese Footwear has a younger and refreshed look to reach a new generation of consumers

Aldo and Global Citizen team up to drive access to education

Nov 30, 2017 / Canada
Aldo, a global player in fashion footwear and accessories, is joining forces with Global Citizen, an international advocacy organization. As a result, a limited edition of the Mx. sneakers is being launched to take a stand on equal access to education with their Give Back, Move Forward campaign

Growth of Italian exports to the CIS area

Nov 29, 2017 / Italy
Assocalzaturifici, the Italian Footwear Manufacturers' Association, announced that exports of Italian companies to the CIS area have increased by 12.8% in the first 7 months of 2017

Clarks' new in-store tracking inventory system

Nov 29, 2017 / United Kingdom
The aim of the footwear manufacturer and retailer is to improve the in-store response times and assistant productivity. The system is based on in-store tablets for staff
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