World Footwear

Spain

Manolo Blahnik buys footwear manufacturer

Jul 24, 2019 / Spain
Luxury footwear designer Manolo Blahnik bought Calzaturificio Re Marcello, founded in 1938 and located in Vigevano (province of Pavia). The company has been manufacturing shoes for Manolo Blahnik since 1990

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

The treaty with the greatest global impact

Jul 9, 2019 / World
The Treaty of Tordesillas was signed 5 centuries ago, in the Spanish city with the same name and divided the world - discovered and undiscovered - in two parts, giving the exploitation rights to Portugal and Spain

New Director for ShoesRoom by Momad

May 1, 2019 / Spain
Clara Martín Fernández has been appointed the new Commercial Director for ShoesRoom by Momad

Non EU-markets stimulate Spain's exports

Dec 21, 2018 / Spain
In the first nine months of 2018, Spanish footwear exports reached 2.1 billion euros and 122.7 million pairs. Although the EU markets are the main destination for Spanish footwear, non-EU markets have been the more dynamic ones. Information was released by FICE

European footwear focused on increasing sustainability

Dec 10, 2018 / CEC
The kick-off meeting of the project LIFE GreenShoes4All, gathering several key European stakeholders, took place in Porto last week

A'RCOPEDICO’s investment in retail

Oct 11, 2018 / Portugal
A new investment by the Portuguese-based brand, focusing on comfort shoes, should result in the opening of two new retail sites. One in Lisbon and the other in Seville (Spain)

Spain consolidates value of footwear exports

Oct 2, 2018 / Spain
According to FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries, during the first semester the country's footwear exports increased by 1.2% in value terms

Manolo Blahnik new focus on men’s shoes

Jun 21, 2018 / Spain
The Spanish fashion designer and founder of the eponymous high-end shoe brand launched his first men’s shoe collection in the 1970s. He is opening his first men’s boutique in London’s Burlington Arcade and aims to make men’s shoes 20% of the business

Global footwear together for free and fair trade

May 24, 2018 / World
Wishing to give a strong signal against the protectionist movements recently emerging in several parts of the globe, representatives of footwear national associations and industry chambers of various continents signed a joint declaration in support of free and fair trade

Closing the gap between education and employment

May 16, 2018 / CEC
The Learn2Work project recently held its final event in Brussels to present a new best practice for learning that is expected to bring closer the world of education to the industry’s needs and at the same
time promote job opportunities in the European Footwear industry among NEETs

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

Vivarte sells Merkal Calzados

Dec 4, 2017 / Spain
The sale of the Spanish footwear brand to British private equity firm OpCapita is part of the ongoing restructuring program of the French retailer

adidas appoints new managers for Europe

Nov 24, 2017 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear group has appointed new General Managers for its operations in important Europe markets. France, Italy and Iberia will have new business heads

Momad Shoes in line with expectations

Oct 4, 2017 / Spain
The fourth edition of the trade shoe meets expectations and receives 5% more professional visitors
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