World Footwear

Strategy

White Mountain to expand into the male segment

Jun 13, 2024 / United States
The US-based label, owned by the American Exchange Group, continues to expand into different product categories. It has now announced plans to enter the men’s and boys’ footwear segment

Giovanna Ceolini: We have many tough challenges on the horizon

Premium ContentJun 10, 2024 / Italy
We spoke to Giovanna Ceolini, recently re-elected President of Assocalzaturifici until 2027, to explore the association’s key priorities for the future in the face of a challenging economic climate. We also discussed the upcoming edition of MICAM, which has recently moved to a three-day format

Nike job cuts reach Europe

Jun 7, 2024 / United States
The US-based sportswear giant has cut jobs at its European headquarters in the city of Hilversum, just outside Amsterdam, as part of a multi-year cost-cutting plan, said Bloomberg

LVMH extends partnership with Alibaba

May 28, 2024 / France
The French-based luxury group has extended its partnership with the Alibaba Group for the next five years to enhance its omnichannel strategies and digital presence in China

Mata completes environmental certification with the US on the horizon

May 27, 2024 / Portugal
Fábrica de Calçado da Mata, a Portuguese company specialising in men's shoes, has just had its environmental management system certified, marking another important step in its sustainability journey, with the US on the horizon

Manuel Rios re-elected Cotance President

May 23, 2024 / European Union
Manuel Rios has been unanimously re-elected as President of the European leather industry body for the next two years at the recent General Assembly held on the 15th of May

Vietnam retains second spot in global footwear exports in February

Apr 17, 2024 / Vietnam
Vietnam remained the world’s second-largest exporter of footwear after China in February, with a turnover of 1.17 billion USD, according to figures released by the General Department of Customs

Levi’s pulls out of footwear business

Apr 5, 2024 / United Kingdom
The denim company has announced that it is exiting the footwear business. This is part of its strategy to focus the business as it moves towards a more direct-to-consumer business

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

Allbirds completes two international distributor deals

Mar 12, 2024 / United States
The sustainable footwear brand has signed two distribution agreements covering Australasia and Japan. Moving from direct sales to a distributor model is part of its strategic transformation plan

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

Macy’s cuts 2 350 jobs

Jan 31, 2024 / United States
As it continues to streamline its business, the department store chain has announced that it will lay off about 3.5% of its workforce, or around 2 350 employees, and close five stores

Hoff closes 2023 on the upside

Dec 29, 2023 / Spain
In the midst of a rapid expansion, the Spanish-based sneaker brand reported a fiscal 2023 turnover increase of 45%, as compared to the prior year, reaching 53 million euros

Mango foresees to achieve record sales in 2023

Dec 22, 2023 / Spain
Amid an expansion of its retail footprint, the Spanish-based fashion retailer foresees ending the fiscal year with sales of more than 3 billion euros, which would represent a double-digit growth over 2022

VF Corp cuts 500 jobs

Dec 13, 2023 / United States
The owner of Vans, The North Face and Timberland has announced that it has fired 500 employees worldwide as it seeks to restructure its business and improve operations globally
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