World Footwear


German footwear exports up by 19.4% in 2022

Mar 15, 2023 / Germany
German footwear exports in 2022 grew in value by 19.4% over the prior year, totalling 9.6 billion euros, says the Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry (HDS/L)

adidas extends CFO's contract

Mar 13, 2023 / Germany
The German-based company has announced that Chief Financial Officer Harm Ohlmeyer will remain in the role until the beginning of 2028. Changes to its executive board were also made

adidas posts weak fourth quarter

Mar 10, 2023 / Germany
The company swung to loss in the last quarter of 2022 and saw its annual profit fall by 83%, reflecting the impact of a poor performance in China and the end of the Yeezy partnership

Zalando reports slower growth

Mar 9, 2023 / Germany
Amidst a challenging macroeconomic environment, the German-based online retailer posted a GMV growth of 3.2% in 2022, year-over-year, with revenue remaining stable at 10.3 billion euros

German online footwear sales declined by 16.6% in 2022

Mar 7, 2023 / Germany
With consumer spending taking a hit due to the war in Ukraine, online sales fell by 8.8% in 2022, year-over-year. But the footwear sector was the most affected, says BEVH

Germany Retail: one swallow doesn’t make a summer

Premium ContentMar 6, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
Despite the upturn in consumer confidence observed in the last quarter of 2022, there is still much concern among retailers. Footwear imports are following an upward trend since October, which could be read as a good sign concerning the health of retail, but German businesses are quite familiar with the sensitivity of their consumers to slight changes in overall economic conditions, and inflation is still expected to impact directly sales. Caution seems definitely to be the watchword at the start of 2023

Puma hits record full year sales

Mar 3, 2023 / Germany
The company achieved record annual sales and EBIT in 2022. Still, it warned on the challenges ahead due to “a high degree of geopolitical, macroeconomic and commercial uncertainty”

Zalando to cut hundreds of jobs

Feb 22, 2023 / Germany
The German-based online retailer announced that it will cut hundreds of jobs due to the increasingly challenging macroeconomic environment experienced after the COVID-19 pandemic

Frank Meyer joins PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen as General Manager

Feb 9, 2023 / Germany
The German company of automation engineering of sewing and heat-sealing processes has announced that Frank Meyer has joined PFAFF as General Manager

adidas launches new label

Feb 7, 2023 / Germany
The company has announced the launch of its first new label in five decades, adidas Sportswear, "for everyday movements and occasions", which will be available from the 9th of February 2023

Neonyt and FASHN ROOMS join forces in Düsseldorf

Feb 6, 2023 / Germany
The two independent trade shows, which took place from the 28th to the 30th of January in Düsseldorf, launched the first-ever joint conference format on fashion and sustainability

Puma named Global Top Employer in 2023

Jan 27, 2023 / Germany
The German-based sports company has been named global Top Employer 2023 by the Top Employers Institute, receiving also the award for four regions and twenty-two countries

Slower footfall at Premium and Seek trade fairs

Jan 25, 2023 / Germany
Brands exhibiting at the Berlin trade shows from the 17th to the 19th of January were pleased with the turnout but still noted that the German market is not living its best moment

Puma launches shopping app with virtual try-on feature in the UK

Dec 14, 2022 / Germany
After a successful rollout in North America, the Germany-based company launched the new shopping app equipped with a virtual try-on feature in the UK

Yeezy's partnership termination might impact adidas full year earnings

Nov 17, 2022 / Germany
The German-based giant reduced again its yearly outlook due to the termination of the Yeezy partnership last month over hate speech by its creator, Kanye West, who now goes by Ye
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