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Wolverine with highest quarterly growth of the year

Feb 26, 2020 / United States
Mid-teens revenue growth from Merrell and Sperry in the fourth quarter drives good performance of the group. As a result, Wolverine recorded the highest quarterly growth of the year

Simac closes with optimism

Feb 26, 2020 / Italy
According to organisers the event closed with excellent attendance despite uncertainty on the eve of the fair

World Footwear Business Conditions Survey reveals signs of optimism

Premium ContentFeb 25, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
According to an online survey conducted by the World Footwear in the end of December the industry is optimistic about the footwear business and expect quantities and prices to increase in the next six months

France bans dumping unsold fashion items

Feb 24, 2020 / France
Companies in the country to be banned from destroying clothes, cosmetics and other items

Puma with record sales

Feb 20, 2020 / Germany
All regions and all product divisions were up by double digit rates, resulting in a 20.6% increase in total revuene. This made 2019 the best year in Puma's history

Micam closes 89th edition with a 5% drop in attendance

Feb 20, 2020 / Italy
The International Footwear Show promoted by Assocalzaturifici recorded a slight drop (-5%) in the numbers of visitors who, over the four-day event, were able to visit 1 205 companies exhibiting (628 Italian and 577 foreign)

Wolverine Worldwide with new leadership appointments

Feb 19, 2020 / United States
Joelle Grunberg will serve as Global President of Sperry and Tom Kennedy to serve as Global President of the Wolverine brand

Portuguese Footwear Industry launches Immersive Summer Programme

Feb 18, 2020 / Portugal
APICCAPS and CTCP joined forces to create an immersive experience which will make Portugal the home of a ground-breaking experience in the summer

Vibram and Pensole with multi-year partnership

Feb 17, 2020 / United States
The rubber soles manufacturer has signed a multi-year partnership agreement with Pensole Academy which should kick off in the current year

Caleres anticipates 3% decline in sales

Feb 14, 2020 / United States
The US-based footwear company reported preliminary fourth quarter consolidated net sales and is anticipating a 3% decline. Implications of the Coronavirus are still being assessed

Golden Goose with major investment from Permira Funds

Feb 14, 2020 / United Kingdom
A company backed by Permira funds has agreed to acquire Carlyle’s majority stake in Golden Goose

Genesco with new corporate headquarters

Feb 13, 2020 / United States
While announcing a new location for their headquarter, Genesco also confirmed it expects to add new jobs and invest more than 30 million US dollars over the next five years

Four architects, one stroke, two shoes

Feb 12, 2020 / Portugal
The project was laid by Marta de Pinho, but brings together four architects, two of them Pritzker Prize winners, the ultimate Architecture Prize. Álvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto Moura each designed a pair of shoes

H&M wins over adidas in a nearly 25-year long legal dispute

Feb 11, 2020 / Netherlands
For more than 2 decades, adidas and H&M have been involved in a legal battle over the stripes

Mariusz Babral: Sustainability is a revolution

Feb 10, 2020 / Poland
We spoke with Mariusz Babral, Vice-President of the Polish Chamber of Shoe and Leather Industry, to discuss some of the pressing issues of the moment within the footwear industry
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