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Arche goes into administration

Feb 22, 2024 / France
The French footwear manufacturer has gone into administration due to a complex situation in the domestic and international markets. While the process runs its course, the company will continue to operate

Portuguese footwear industry to invest 600 million euros

Feb 13, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry will invest 600 million euros by the end of the decade in innovation, sustainability, management and worker skills, and internationalisation as part of its strategic plan

Physical and Chemical Tests: What tests should a footwear brand perform on their products?

Premium ContentFeb 9, 2024 / World Footwear Reports
Just released! A new paper dedicated to testing in the footwear industry. Learn all about testing and understand what physical and chemical tests are, and which ones are relevant for your products and why

More on acquisitions in the European footwear sector

Dec 26, 2023 / Europe
The past two months have seen a number of transactions. The Italian shoemakers Dema and Asso have new owners. The Austrian retailer Leder & Schuh has acquired the brand rights of Delka

New General Manager at Assomac

Dec 20, 2023 / Italy
The National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies (Assomac) has announced that Agostino Apolito will assume the role of General Manager from January 2024

Kiton invests in new production cluster

Dec 15, 2023 / Italy
The Italian luxury ready-to-wear and bespoke clothing company will invest 30 million euros in a new facility in Arzano (Naples) to strengthen its production, including that of accessories and shoes

50 years of Portuguese Felmini

Dec 12, 2023 / Portugal
Founded in 1973 by Joaquim Moreira, the women's shoes brand is present in more than 35 countries worldwide and has 1 500 points of sale in countries such as Italy, France, Germany and Spain

Get to know Uzbekistan’s fast-growing footwear industry

Premium ContentDec 4, 2023 / Uzbekistan
We spoke with Boboev Fakhriddin, Chairman of the Association of Leather and Footwear Producers of Uzbekistan, to find out a little more about one of the fastest-growing industries in Central Asia

LAST CALL!! Join the 9th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Dec 4, 2023 / Business Conditions Survey
The WorldFootwear.com is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views on the current business situation. Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. WE WANT TO HEAR YOU!

Coats reports improving sales trend

Nov 30, 2023 / United Kingdom
The industrial thread manufacturer’s organic revenue fell by 12% year-over-year from July to October, which suggests an improving trend as compared to the 19% decline recorded in the first half

Gruppo Florence to launch Village of Wonders in 2024

Nov 30, 2023 / Italy
The Italian holding company, which owns 28 suppliers to the luxury goods industry, is planning to launch the Village of Wonders hub in Milan to showcase the skills of its various businesses

Second call!! Join the 9th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Nov 24, 2023 / Business Conditions Survey
The WorldFootwear.com is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views on the current business situation. Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. WE WANT TO HEAR YOU!

Yue Yuen on a downward trajectory

Nov 16, 2023 / Hong Kong
The Hong Kong-based group recorded a decline in revenue and profits in the first nine months of the year, as compared to 2022, due to a weak performance of its manufacturing business

Join the 9th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Nov 15, 2023 / Business Conditions Survey
The WorldFootwear.com is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views on the current business situation. Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. WE WANT TO HEAR YOU!

Rocky Brands reports another net sales decline

Nov 10, 2023 / United States
The US-based footwear manufacturer reported a net sales decrease of 14.8% in the third quarter of 2023, as compared to the same period of 2022, while emphasising an improvement on the prior quarter
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