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DiVERGE promotes social entrepreneurship project

Jun 18, 2021 / Portugal
Nine people from Bairro do Zambujal participated in a new program to fight social exclusion through training and empowerment of young people from underprivileged neighbourhoods

Portugal accelerates in the foreign markets

Jun 17, 2021 / Portugal
Portuguese footwear exports soar in April as the industry continues its path of recovery and is already on positive ground. In April, exports grew by 121% when compared to the same month of the previous year

Czech Republic retail sales increase

Jun 17, 2021 / Czech Republic
Retail sales in the Czech Republic rose by 7.5% year-on-year in April, easing from an upwardly revised 9.2% increase in the previous month, the Prague-based Central Statistical Office (CZSO) said in a statement

Growing retail sales in Bulgaria

Jun 16, 2021 / Bulgaria
According to working-day adjusted data published by the National Statistical Institute (NSI), Bulgaria's retail sales at constant prices increased by 25.9% on the year in April

US: Apparel and Footwear Industry welcomes suspension of retaliatory tariffs

Jun 16, 2021 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed the announcement by the US Trade Representative (USTR) to end a dispute over aircraft subsidies, effectively suspending retaliatory tariffs on clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories imposed by the US and the EU

Portuguese footwear industry focus on own brands

Jun 16, 2021 / Portugal
The investment in own brands is a major focus for the Portuguese footwear industry. According to data from the Industrial Property Support Office (GAPI) of the Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre, 272 new footwear brands have been created in Portugal since 2010

Study finds 28% of runners started during the pandemic

Jun 14, 2021 / United States
This is according to a survey taken by RunRepeat which included 3.961 current runners to investigate how many began during the pandemic. The survey also aims to analyse some motivations and behaviours of current runners

Virtual Gucci bag sold by more than 4.000 US dollars

Jun 14, 2021 / Italy
The item was sold on Roblox, a video game platform and it cannot be used outside it. The Gucci Dionysus bag is not interchangeable and was more expensive than an original similar physical bag

Crocs appoints Tracy Gardner to Board of Directors

Jun 11, 2021 / United States
The casual footwear brand for women, men and children, known for its clogs, announced that Tracy Gardner has been appointed to its Board of Directors, which has been effective since the 9th of June 2021

Foot Locker's first quarter comparable store sales increase by 80.3%

Jun 11, 2021 / United States
The US-based retailer has announced the first set of results for 2021, with first quarter comparable store sales growing by 80.3%. Net income in the period totalled 202 million US dollars

Weyco acquires Forsake brand

Jun 11, 2021 / United States
The Milwaukee-based company announced that it acquired substantially all of the operating assets and certain liabilities of Forsake, a distributor of outdoor footwear

Crocs files complaint to block imports and sale of trademark-infringing products

Jun 10, 2021 / United States
The Colorado-based brand famous for its clogs filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking an investigation of unlawfully imported shoes into the United States in violation of its registered trademarks

Wolverine expects second quarter revenue to exceed 2019

Jun 9, 2021 / United States
One of the world’s largest global portfolios of footwear and lifestyle brands provided a business update ahead of investor meetings taking place during the Baird 2021 Global Consumer, Technology, and Services Conference

Informa wants to streamline the shopping experience and create more opportunities for brands

Jun 8, 2021 / United States
After bringing you the latest about Informa's next editions of its US shows, today we bring you the second part of our conversation with Jordan Rudow, VP of Events. Read about her views on the trade shows and the footwear industry

New Generation: meet Alexandra and Susana from Noogmi

Jun 7, 2021 / Portugal
Susana created Noogmi, a brand of shoes for babies she designed for her son using a very Portuguese material: serge. The orders were quick to arrive and Alexandra came on board. Find out about Susana and Alexandra and the new brand Noogmi
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