World Footwear


Birkenstock's new shoe factory starts up

Sep 22, 2023 / Germany
The German footwear company announced that its new facility located near Pasewalk, in Northeast Germany, has started operating according to schedule, just 17 months into the construction period

Zalando: co-CEOs remain at the helm and sustainability and D&I come under the same umbrella

Sep 19, 2023 / Germany
The e-commerce platform announced that the contracts of Robert Gentz and David Schneider as co-CEOs have been extended and that Pascal Brun has been appointed Vice President of Sustainability and Diversity & Inclusion

Birkenstock files for IPO

Sep 14, 2023 / Germany
The German footwear brand has filed for an initial public offering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing its finances for the first time

Puma marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Porsche 911

Sep 13, 2023 / Germany
The German-based sportswear company has teamed up with Porsche to launch two exclusive limited-edition sneaker models that honour the legacy of the iconic Porsche 911

ANWR and Sabu team up to strengthen German footwear retail

Sep 1, 2023 / Germany
Footwear buying group ANWR and shoe retail cooperative Sabu have joined forces to ensure the future viability of its members. Emphasis will be placed on revitalising the retail landscape and developing the workforce

Puma names Javier Ortega General Manager for Europe

Sep 1, 2023 / Germany
The German-based sportswear company has announced that Javier Ortega, who has been with Puma since 2009, will be its General Manager for Europe as of today

Zalando's EBIT up by 87% in the second quarter

Aug 14, 2023 / Germany
The German-based online retailer posted an 87% increase in EBIT in the second quarter of the current year from the same period in 2022, despite a slight decline in GMV and revenue

adidas reports second quarter results

Aug 11, 2023 / Germany
The company reported growth flat in the second quarter and first half of 2023, but added that is seeing some improvement in its performance, also due to the sale of Yeezy inventory

adidas to further release existing YEEZY products this month

Aug 2, 2023 / Germany
A second batch of YEEZY products will be released in phases throughout August, with a significant amount to be donated to selected organisations working to combat discrimination and hate

Puma's sales increase but net income declines

Jul 27, 2023 / Germany
The sportswear company posted a sales growth of 11.1% on a currency-adjusted basis, but a net income decline of 34.7% in the second quarter of 2023, as compared to the same period of last year

CK Technology is the new owner of Görtz

Jul 26, 2023 / Germany
After a difficult year, the insolvency proceedings of the Hamburg-based footwear retailer have been completed and the company is now owned by Vienna-based CK Technology Solutions

Sale of some of Yeezy inventory impacts positively adidas second quarter results

Jul 25, 2023 / Germany
In its preliminary results for the second quarter of 2023, the German-based sportswear giant recorded slightly better-than-expected results, raising its full year outlook in result

Puma commits to sourcing leather from deforestation-free supply chains by 2030

Jul 17, 2023 / Germany
The Germany-based company has signed the Deforestation-Free Call to Action for Leather, thereby committing to source bovine leather from deforestation-free supply chains by 2030 or earlier

Zalando files lawsuit against the European Commission

Jun 30, 2023 / Germany
The German-based company challenges its designation as a “Very Large Online Platform”, under Article 33 of the Digital Services Act (DSA), which obliges it to manage systemic risks

Puma names new General Manager in China

Jun 26, 2023 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear company has named Shirley Li as General Manager in China, as part of its strategy to strengthen its business in China, one of the company's key markets
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