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Sanchit Kundra (Fresh Feet): the footwear industry in India has been through a revolution

Premium ContentNov 7, 2022 / India
Our latest interview is with Sanchit Kundra, founder of Fresh Feet. Mr Kundra guided us through Fresh Feet’s new technology and gave us an update on the status of the footwear industry in India

Meet at Agra 2022 closes in a positive mood

Oct 24, 2022 / India
The 14th edition of the Leather, Footwear Components & Technology fair, held between the 7th and the 9th of October in Agra, India, brought together 250 exhibitors from 45 countries

Indian leather exports increase by 33%

May 19, 2022 / India
Revenue from leather and leather products exports in the first eleven months of the year grew by 33.07% over the same period last year. Leather footwear exports contributed the most

India and Australia sign bilateral Free Trade Agreement

May 11, 2022 / India
The Free Trade Agreement, which commits significantly to tariff reductions, will enable India to double merchandise trade to 50 billion US dollars in five years from about 27 US dollars currently

Taiwanese footwear manufacturer Hong Fu to invest in Tamil Nadu

Apr 21, 2022 / India
Hong Fu, whose clients include Nike, Puma, Converse and Vans, will invest 1 000 crore (about 131 million USD) to build a new footwear unit in Southern India that is expected to create 20 000 jobs

ABG takes Reebok to India

Dec 20, 2021 / United States
ABG has signed a long-term licensing agreement with ABFRL, confering the Indian company exclusive rights to distribute and sell Reebok products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka

China’s share in footwear production down by 13% in a decade

Oct 5, 2021 / World
China is the unquestionable leader in footwear production, having achieved a share in the world total of 54.3% in 2020. This translated into more than 11 billion pairs produced by China last year. However, in a decade, the share of China in global footwear production was down by 13%, corresponding to more than 8 percentage points lost and going down from a 62.4% share in 2010

Tamil Nadu ensures investment of 28.508 crores

Aug 4, 2021 / India
The local government of the southern Indian state announced an overall investment commitment of 28.508 crores in 49 projects involving companies from various sectors. Footwear is included. The initiative is expected to generate 83.482 job opportunities

India’s leather industry with two digits decline in the last fiscal year

Jul 5, 2021 / India
The leather industry in India is closing the fiscal year* with a decline of 27.39% in exports. All segments, with the exception of Saddlery and Harness, posted two digits drops, loosing almost a third of its value

Council for Leather Exports with new Chairman

Jun 23, 2021 / India
The organisation dedicated to the trade promotion of the leather and leather products industry. The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) has elected Sanjay Leekha as its new Chairman. Rajendra Kumar Jalan has been elected as Vice-Chairman

How COVID-19 is impacting the footwear industry in Agra

Apr 20, 2021 / India
The local footwear industry had hoped that the pandemic would lose momentum and the expectation was for some recovery in 2021. However, a new pandemic wave is bringing added uncertainty back to the equation

US: threat of new tariffs in response to digital taxes

Apr 16, 2021 / United States
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is collecting public comments on the potential implementation of tariffs to a list of goods from 6 US trading partners. Tariffs can go up to 25%. Footwear is part of the lists for some trade partners

Portuguese footwear conquers Bollywood

Mar 26, 2021 / Portugal
The desire to conquer new markets is nothing new for the Portuguese footwear industry. But some of its more recent conquests are particularly curious

India: total exports drop by 0.8%

Jan 5, 2021 / India
The country's exports declined marginally by 0.8% to 26.89 billion US dollars in December 2020, due to the contraction registered in sectors like petroleum, leather and marine products, according to preliminary data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Bata Shoe appoints Sandeep Kataria as New CEO

Dec 16, 2020 / Switzerland
The Bata Shoe Organisation announced the appointment of Sandeep Kataria as CEO, who has served as CEO of Bata India since 2017, and takes over the global CEO role from Alexis Nasard, who has stepped down to assume a professional opportunity outside the organisation
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