World Footwear


OrthoLite expands European hub

Jul 10, 2024 / United States
The US-based insole manufacturer has announced the expansion its European facility, OrthoLite Europa (OEU), located in Almansa, Spain. The aim is to increase capacity and bring solutions closer to its European partners

Inditex joins Pack4Good initiative

Jun 27, 2024 / Spain
The parent company of brands such as Zara, Berksha and Massimo Dutti has joined Canopy’s Pack4Good initiative to help protect endangered forests by reforming its paper packaging

Hoff looks to expand in India

Jun 20, 2024 / Spain
The Spanish sneaker brand has teamed up with the e-commerce giant Myntra to enter the Indian market. This move is part of the company’s international growth strategy

Inditex posts strong first quarter

Jun 6, 2024 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion retailer has posted a strong performance in the first quarter of the year. Sales were up by 7.1% and net income was up by 10.8%, as compared to the same period of 2023

Registration open for the next edition of Futurmoda

Jun 6, 2024 / Spain
Registration is now open for the upcoming edition of the International Exhibition of Leather, Components, and Machinery for Footwear and Leather Goods, which will take place next October from the 16th to the 17th

LVMH increases its stake in the Spanish tannery Riba Guixà

Jun 5, 2024 / France
LVMH’s Métiers d’Art has signed an agreement to increase its stake in Riba Guixà, the Spanish tannery renowned for its expertise in tanning Enterfino lambskin

Spain Retail: concerns grow for retailers after an unexpected fall in sales

Premium ContentMay 24, 2024 / World Footwear Reports
While 2024 began with consistent, albeit modest (around 1% monthly) growth, a concerning trend emerged in March, with retail sales falling sharply by 7.9% as compared to the previous month. However, a silver lining remains. Fashion is currently the retail sector experiencing the least inflation, and consumers still hold some optimism about the overall economy. This suggests that a period of resilience may be needed from retailers, but a potential rebound could be on the horizon

Portugal surpasses Spain in footwear production

Apr 23, 2024 / Portugal
Portugal has become Europe’s second-largest footwear producer, overtaking Spain. According to Eurostat, Portugal produced 85 million pairs of shoes in 2022, two million more than its Spanish rival

Futurmoda attracts around 5 000 attendees

Mar 19, 2024 / Spain
The 51st edition of the International Exhibition of Leather, Components, and Machinery for Footwear and Leather Goods, held in Spain, closed with a final figure of over 5 000 visitors

Strong performance of Inditex in 2023

Mar 15, 2024 / Spain
The Spain-based fashion group reported a 10.4% year-over-year growth in sales to 35.9 billion euros in 2023, with positive results across all channels and regions. Profits up by 30.3%

Mango hits the 3 billion sales mark

Mar 13, 2024 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion group has increased its turnover by 15%, reaching more than 3.1 billion euros for the first time in 2023. It aims now to pass the 4 billion mark by 2026

Spanish footwear exports slowed down in the second half of 2023

Mar 6, 2024 / Spain
After a solid start to 2023, Spanish footwear exports slowed in the second half of the year due to deteriorating consumption patterns and adverse macroeconomic and weather conditions

Hoff partners with Newmark Retail to fuel European expansion

Mar 4, 2024 / Spain
The Spanish footwear brand has appointed the strategic retail property advisor Newmark Retail UK & EMEA to support its national and international retail growth strategy

Interview with Miguel Pomares from Ecoalf

Premium ContentFeb 20, 2024 / Spain
At the latest edition of the World Footwear Congress in Istanbul, we took the opportunity to speak with Miguel Pomares, Senior Footwear Specialist at the Spanish-based brand Ecoalf. Read the interview today

H&M plans up to 588 job cuts in Spain

Feb 16, 2024 / Sweden
The Sweden-based retailer plans to close a fifth of its stores and lay off up to 588 employees in Spain. H&M currently operates 133 stores in the country and employs nearly 4 000 people
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