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Mexico: footwear exports on track to grow by more than 50% this year

Sep 27, 2022 / Mexico
The Mexican footwear industry estimates to export between 32 and 35 million pairs by the end of 2022, which would reflect a growth year-over-year of more than 50%

Birkenstock invests 110 million euros in new shoe factory

Sep 15, 2022 / Germany
The German brand revealed that the investment of around 110 million euros in the new site in Pasewalk, Northeast Germany, is "by far" the largest individual one in the company's history

Global footwear production up by 8.6% in 2021

Premium ContentAug 9, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today

Mexican footwear industry might not recover until 2024

Jul 28, 2022 / Mexico
The forecast is from the National Chamber of the Footwear Industry (CANAICAL), recalling that the footwear industry collapsed by more than 50% in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic

Italy: being good at production alone no longer suffices

Jul 26, 2022 / Italy
Amid a challenging macro-environment, digitalization and sustainability emerged as priorities for the future of the footwear industry at the annual meeting of Assocalzaturifici held in Bologna

Footwear in Switzerland – a country snapshot

Premium ContentJul 25, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
After focusing on the footwear business in Poland, South Africa, South Korea and Russia, today, we bring you a new country snapshot, this time analysing in detail the Swiss footwear industry

Havaianas to increase production in Argentina by 80%

Jul 25, 2022 / Argentina
The Argentine Grupo Blanco announced that it will increase the production of Havaianas by 80% this year. In addition, it will develop a product line to export to Europe and the US in 2023

UK: nearly half of businesses affected by price increases

Jun 9, 2022 / United Kingdom
Almost half of businesses reported an increase in the prices of materials, goods, or services bought and sold in April. Nearly a third expects to raise the prices of goods and services this month

Spain: turnover of the footwear industry in rising mode

Jun 6, 2022 / Spain
The Spanish footwear sector continues its upward trend. In the first quarter of 2022, its turnover was up by 25.5%, on a comparable basis to the same period of 2021

Digital to grow their share in footwear sales

Premium ContentMay 30, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
About two-thirds of the experts accounted for during the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey believe that digital retail channels will increase their share in footwear sales in the next three years

Footwear in Russia – a country snapshot

Premium ContentMay 23, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Today, we bring you a new country snapshot, this time focusing on Russia. With a geographical area of 17 million km2, Russia is the largest country in the world and hosts 144.3 million people (2020). It is the fifth-largest economy in Europe, being one of the world’s leading producers of oil and natural gas, and a top exporter of metals such as steel and aluminum

General outlook for the footwear industry is optimistic

Premium ContentMay 9, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
This is the main outcome of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted during the month of April. Today we bring you a summary of some of the main conclusions

Footwear in South Korea – a country snapshot

Premium ContentApr 28, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Today, we bring you our new country snapshot, this time focusing on South Korea, the 19th largest footwear consumer in the world, and a very attractive market due to its remarkable growth and consumer loyalty

Footwear in South Africa – a country snapshot

Premium ContentApr 11, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Today, we bring you our new country snapshot, this time focusing on South Africa, which ranks third among the top 3 footwear exports on the African continent, just behind Tunisia and Morocco. Nevertheless, it remains a net importer of footwear, being the 27th largest importer of footwear in the world in value

Reve de Flo produces women’s shoes until size 46

Mar 7, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese-based footwear company, focused on the women’s segment, has surprised once more. It now produces large shoe sizes by consumer demand
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