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China's GDP growth slows to 27-years low

Jul 24, 2019 / China
The economic growth of the Asian giant slowed to 6.2% in the second quarter of the fiscal year, reflecting the weakest pace in the last decades. The US-China trade war is starting to pressure economic growth, analysts say

EU-Mercosur brings challenges but will result in gains for all

Jul 22, 2019 / Brazil
The words are from Heitor Klein, the man who headed Abicalçados in the last 6 years. As Klein prepares to step down from the Presidency, we took the opportunity to discuss the main trends of the footwear industry and bring you the highlights of that conversation today

Sri Lanka and Pakistan to strengthen their ties

Jul 22, 2019 / Pakistan
The Consul General of Sri Lanka in Pakistan and representatives of the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) gathered to discuss further opportunities of developing the ties within the footwear sector in both countries

Skechers achieves record net sales

Jul 19, 2019 / United States
The US-based footwear giant announced financial results for the second quarter ended on the 30th of June 2019. Skechers announced another record on sales

Brazil: exports decrease in June

Jul 17, 2019 / Brazil
There was a decrease in footwear exports in the last month of the semester. Data prepared by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) indicates that 6.4 million pairs were shipped in the sixth month of the year

Dubai-based property developer acquires Roberto Cavalli

Jul 17, 2019 / United Arab Emirates
Investment company Vision Investment Co. LCC, owned by Hussain Sajwani, founder of Damac Properties Group, has signed a binding agreement to obtain 100% of Roberto Cavalli S.p.A

Pou Chen with growing sales

Jul 16, 2019 / Taiwan
By the end of June consolidated sales by Taiwanese-based footwear manufacturer giant reached 0.8 billion US dollars

Laure Browne is new Veja's CEO

Jul 10, 2019 / France
The French-based sustainable sneakers brand Veja has appointed Laure Browne as the group's new CEO. She will be the first external group CEO

Storytelling and customer's loyalty by El Naturalista's Juan De La Peña

Jul 9, 2019 / Spain
Watch the interview to learn a bit more about the current trends of the footwear industry according to the views of Juan De La Peña from footwear brand El Naturalista

Bangladesh: leather sector closes the year on the red

Jul 9, 2019 / Bangladesh
Notwithstanding the good performance of leather footwear exports, the leather industry as a whole registered a decline of 6.06% in revenue. The industry closed financial year 2018-19 below the target set for exports

Truworths responds to news report about Office

Jul 9, 2019 / South Africa
In a release issued on the 2nd of July Truworths responded to a report by Sky News and clarified the impact of Office's current situation in the group's operations in Africa

Abicalçados and Apex-Brasil renew agreement

Jul 4, 2019 / Brazil
During the latest edition of the Francal trade fair, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) announced the renewal of the agreement to maintain the Brazilian Footwear program, developed in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil)

Truworths to restructure Office's debt

Jul 4, 2019 / South Africa
The South African fashion retailer Truworths International confirmed its British footwear chain Office has entered debt restructuring talks with its lenders

Deichmann announces UK expansion

Jul 3, 2019 / United Kingdom
The Germany-based retailer has announced plans to expand its UK store portfolio. Last year the brand has opened 9 stores in that country bringing its network of stores in the UK to 102

If the product is good, the customer will come

Jul 2, 2019 / Bangladesh
Watch the interview to learn a bit more about the current trends of the footwear industry according to the views of Syed Nasim Manzur, from Apex Footwear in Bangladesh
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