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Portugal welcomes young European talents

Dec 12, 2017 / Portugal
This December, Porto will welcome thirty young European designers from the fashion and footwear sectors, who will present their creations at the 4th edition of the Fashion Design Competition

VF Corporation with new sustainability & responsibility strategy

Dec 12, 2017 / United States
The North Carolina-based lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories company announced its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, Made for Change. VF aims to lead industrywide environmental and social improvements

Florencia Marco faces liquidation

Dec 8, 2017 / Spain
The parent company of brand Rebeca Sanver is on the point of being liquidated. Florencia Marco entered administration in October and have reached the point of no possible agreement with its creditors

Former Stuart Weitzman CEO back in business

Dec 7, 2017 / United States
Executive Wayne Kulkin, former CEO of Stuart Weitzman, re-enters the global footwear market with renewed focus on designing and marketing luxury sneakers under the brand StreetTrend LLC

Under Armour with strategic changes

Dec 7, 2017 / United States
The Baltimore-based sportswear group announced the new CFO and a series of changes impacting its digital business while it continues to align its digital business against the company's long-term growth objectives

Australian retail sales rebound

Dec 6, 2017 / Australia
Australian retail turnover rose by 0.5% in October 2017 according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. Footwear category was one of the major contributors

The recovery of Russian imports

Dec 5, 2017 / Russian Federation
In the first semester of 2017, footwear imports by Russia increased by 41.9% in volume and by 32.6% in value. After the growth registered in 2016, the country seems to be on the recovery path

23% drop for Genesco's earnings

Dec 4, 2017 / United States
Despite reporting stable revenue for the third quarter (+0.8%), Genesco confirmed declined earnings for the period. The company lost one fifth of its earnings

Flex’s new factory to add thousands of jobs

Dec 1, 2017 / Mexico
The multinational manufacturer expects to create 6 000 jobs at its new plant in Jalisco. The new factory will be dedicated to make high-tech footwear for Nike

Birkenstock named Brand of the year

Dec 1, 2017 / Germany
The recognition was given at the Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards in New York city. This marks the second time the German brand receives such top honor, after also being awarded in 2013. The prize was received by Birkenstock  Global CEO, Markus Bensberg, and Birkenstock Americas CEO, David Kahan

Portuguese Shoes: a new cool

Nov 30, 2017 / Portugal
APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, presented the new communication campaign for 2018. Portuguese Footwear has a younger and refreshed look to reach a new generation of consumers

Clarks' new in-store tracking inventory system

Nov 29, 2017 / United Kingdom
The aim of the footwear manufacturer and retailer is to improve the in-store response times and assistant productivity. The system is based on in-store tablets for staff

Head for footwear leaves Under Armour

Nov 28, 2017 / United States
Peter Ruppe leaves the company after two years as the head Under Armour's footwear segment. Ryan Drew will replace him

Alpargatas continues to decline

Nov 27, 2017 / Brazil
The Brazil-based footwear manufacturer, known by its casual footwear, posted another quarter with declining net revenue across all geographies

Caleres keeps on the growing path

Nov 27, 2017 / United States
Despite the impact of the hurricanes and the warm fall, the US-based footwear group posted positive growth of 5.8% in sales in the third quarter. Annual guidance was reaffirmed
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