World Footwear

Germany

BASF with major investment in footwear

Jul 16, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based company announced new investments to strengthen its global footwear presence: new Footwear Development Centers in the US and Thailand, new Footwear Innovation Center in Taiwan and expansion of the Footwear Development Center in Italy

Puma commits to 35% reduction in carbon emissions

Jul 5, 2019 / Germany
Germany-based sports company Puma aims for a 35% reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a target which was approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi)

Deichmann announces UK expansion

Jul 3, 2019 / United Kingdom
The Germany-based retailer has announced plans to expand its UK store portfolio. Last year the brand has opened 9 stores in that country bringing its network of stores in the UK to 102

adidas employees run to preserve the oceans

Jun 19, 2019 / Germany
The Herzogenaurach team of the sportswear giant adidas has organised an activity to raise awareness for the oceans and the importance of fighting pollution

BASF invests in Longwater Advanced Materials Fund

Jun 17, 2019 / Germany
The Chinese fund focuses on advanced materials and chemistry-related technologies. The partnership will facilitate a synergetic collaboration between BASF Venture Capital and Longwater Investment

India’s leather footwear exports up by 1%

Jun 6, 2019 / India
According to the Council for Leather Exports in the first 10 months of the fiscal year exports of leather footwear increased by roughly 1%. Exports of the overall leather industry are declining

adidas continues fight against marine plastic pollution

May 31, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear giant announce a global initiative to be set on World Oceans Day (8th of June) with the goal of raising 1.5 million US dollars to fight marine plastic pollution

Gallery Shoes update to the industry

May 30, 2019 / Germany
As the next edition of Gallery Shoes fast approaches, the management of the trade fair issued an update with information about the event

Gallery sets the bar high for the next edition

May 28, 2019 / Germany
Setting itself as an early ordering event, Gallery is expecting a 27% increase in the number of exhibitors and product groups are set to grow by 35% in terms of floor space at the coming July event

adidas with successful start into 2019

May 8, 2019 / Germany
Germany-based giant announced revenue growth of 4% (currency-neutral) in the first quarter of the financial year. Net income from continuing operations increased by 16% in the period. Full-year outlook confirmed

Best quarter ever for Puma

May 6, 2019 / Germany
Puma's sales growth continued in the first quarter of 2019. Sales rose by 15.3% currency-adjusted to 1 319.3 million euros (+16.6% reported) compared to 1 131.1 million euros last year. CEO announces best quarter ever

adidas invests in China to accelerate expansion

Apr 8, 2019 / China
The Germany-based sports brand is heavily investing in China, where its growth is three times higher than in the rest of the world. adidas plans to open 1 000 stores in China this year and expand ecommerce

Puma to be Formula 1's partner

Apr 4, 2019 / Germany
Sports company Puma has announced a long-term partnership with Formula 1 to become the exclusive merchandise retail partner from the start of the 2019 season. This year, Puma stands and superstores will be present in 17 out of the 21 Grands Prix in the calendar

Deichmann acquires shoe chain KicksUSA

Mar 26, 2019 / United States
German shoe retailer Deichmann is investing in China and the US with several initiatives planned for 2019. The acquisition of shoe chain KicksUSA already took place

Gallery Shoes with steady attendance

Mar 19, 2019 / Germany
Steady attendance at the last edition of the Gallery Shoes with 9 800 professional visitors. According to organisers, this was an event with a good atmosphere and results despite stormy weather conditions
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