World Footwear

Production

Nike is sizing down production in Argentina

Oct 17, 2019 / Argentina
According to reports by Argentina-based newspaper Pagina 12 the US-based sportswear giant is reducing its local production. Replacing the local capacity by imports might be on the pipeline

Hermès in expansion mode

Oct 10, 2019 / France
The French-based luxury house announced the creation of a new leather goods workshop straddling the villages of Tournes and Cliron (Ardennes) by 2022

2018: a year of growth for the footwear industry

Sep 24, 2019 / World Footwear Yearbook
The year 2018 was marked by the positive dynamics initiated in 2017, following two years of stabilization. Footwear production and exports grew by 2.7% and 4.3%, respectively. Data is from the World Footwear Yearbook 2019 published by APICCAPS

50 years of Micam

Sep 13, 2019 / Italy
The 88th edition of the Milan-based trade fair will take place from the 15th to the 18th of September. A special edition as the trade fair celebrates 50 years of activity

Spain consolidates production in 2018

Sep 4, 2019 / Spain
The Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries announced the figures for production in 2018. Overall variation of 0.8% reflects a stable year in terms of footwear production

Trump announces new tariffs

Aug 23, 2019 / United States
President Trump announced increased tariffs on another set of goods from China. This is the US response to China’s promise to tariff 75 billion US dollars worth of American goods if Trump pressed forward with his planned tariffs

World Footwear Yearbook 2019: shift in consumer patterns

Aug 13, 2019 / World Footwear Yearbook
The World Footwear Yearbook 2019 has been published by APICCAPS. Access the main highlights of the industry and read through 84 country profiles with statistics updated to 2018

World Footwear Yearbook 2019: rebalancing Europe and Asia

Aug 6, 2019 / World Footwear Yearbook
The World Footwear Yearbook 2019 has been published by APICCAPS and it contains the main highlights of the industry in 2018, which can be immediately incorporated in the strategy of global footwear companies

Lowa acquires Italy’s Riko Sport

Aug 6, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sporting goods company has acquired the Italian shoe specialist Riko Sport S.r.l., a core supplier of Lowa’s footwear

Belcinto: lifetime warranty

Aug 5, 2019 / Portugal
“If you care, we care” is Belcinto's brand motto and that translates into a guarantee that lasts a lifetime

Global Footwear Industry: Positive Dynamics in 2018

Aug 1, 2019 / World Footwear Yearbook
The year 2018 was marked by the positive dynamics initiated in 2017, following two years of stabilization. Footwear production and exports grew by 2.7% and 4.3%, respectively. Data is from the World Footwear Yearbook 2019 now published by APICCAPS

New deal between Turkish-based FLO and Nine West

Jul 31, 2019 / Turkey
Turkey-based footwear company FLO acquired the licensing rights of fashion brand Nine West. The Turkish press is reporting they will now produce to the local market and take over the Nine West stores as well

Alpargatas downsizes business in Argentina

Jul 25, 2019 / Argentina
The Brazil-based footwear manufacturer sold its operations in Argentina. The amount of the deal should amount to roughly 3.3 million euros (14 million Brazilian reais)

Indian leather fears supply chain crisis

Jul 17, 2019 / India
The leather industry in India is claiming attention for the impacts of the recent decision to impose a sharp export duty cut on raw leather and hide from 60% to 40% in the 2019 Union Budget. The 15% export duty on East Indian tanned leather was also abolished

Double digit fall in Argentina's production

Jul 12, 2019 / Argentina
Bad news continues for the Argentinian industry. According to the latest technical report issued by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC), production in the country fell by 6.9% in the month of May, in comparison to similar period in 2018
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