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Birkenstock discontinuing Amazon deliveries in Europe

Dec 11, 2017 / Europe
The Germany-based footwear company has issued a statement where it claims consumers have been misled by counterfeit products offered for sale on Amazon Marketplace. They will discontinue deliveries through Amazon effective in the new year

Yoox self-destructing online ads

Nov 24, 2017 / Italy
Yoox has teamed up with Google to develop an innovative and groundbreaking interactive ads, creating for YouTube the world’s most exclusive collection

Call for papers is now open

Oct 24, 2017 / UITIC
Following a long lasting tradition the UITIC Congress will present innovative projects and technologies for the footwear industry, and now innovators are invited to present their ideas on a “call for papers”

New training programme on Luxury Footwear Manufacturing

Oct 10, 2017 / CEC
The Erasmus+ High-End Shoe project partners presented the main project outcomes and outputs, namely the Luxury Footwear Manufacturing Technician profile and corresponding training programme

Shoes Made in EU launches online course

Oct 5, 2017 / CEC
The European project aiming at boosting the Vocational Education and Training (VET) in shoemaking in Europe through the upgrading of a European qualification profile in footwear manufacturing, is about to launch its new free access online course

Aerosoles files Chapter 11

Sep 15, 2017 / United States
The company will implement an operational and financial restructuring plan with the aim to revitalize the brand and focusing on growing ecommerce

Zalando set for strong growth in 2017

Aug 11, 2017 / Germany
The Berlin-based online platform dedicated to fashion products grew revenues by a strong 21.5% in the first half of 2017, totaling 2 080.7 million euros (compares to 1 712.6 million euros in similar period in 2016)

Farfetch and Condé Nast announce partnership

Jun 20, 2017 / World
With this new deal Condé Nast's premium editorial content and Farfetch's global e-commerce platform will be added together to create a new editorial shopping experience

Online sales will become more important than in brick and mortar shops

Dec 20, 2016 / CEC
The words are from Cleto Sagripanti, President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC). An entrepreneur and a business man with extensive experience in the shoe industry

36% of customers planning to increase shoes spending over the holidays

Nov 24, 2016 / United States
The FDRA, the association representing the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, conducted a nation-wide shoe sales survey aiming to analyse the online purchases in this holiday season

Alibaba sets new Singles’ Day sales record

Nov 14, 2016 / China
The China-based ecommerce giant overcame its previous Singles’ Day sales record as online shoppers spent almost 18 billion US dollars’ worth of products in a single day at the online platform

Tod's aims to focus on the digital side after sales' plunge

Nov 5, 2016 / Italy
Luxury group Tod’s announced revenue of 757.7 million euros for the first nine months of 2016, a 3.7% drop from similar period last year

Brazilian Code shows the best of the local footwear industry

Oct 18, 2016 / Brazil
Brazil-made media group Grupo Sinos launched a new online magazine dedicated to the local footwear industry

Alibaba's new nodding payment system

Oct 12, 2016 / China
The China-based ecommerce giant demonstrated a payment service that will allow online buyers to pay for their purchases by nodding their heads

FFANY announces retailer of the year

Oct 11, 2016 / United States
Shopbop.com was the company chosen. The online retail company will be recognized later this month at the shoe industry’s annual breast cancer fundraiser event, the FFANY Shoes on Sale
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