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Italian footwear, more in Hell than in Paradise

On the occasion of the Micam videoconference press event, Assocalzaturifici Director Tommaso Cancellara presented a preliminary sector report on the less than thrilling results for 2018 based on a survey conducted by the Confindustria Moda Research Centre for Assocalzaturifici. In keeping in line with the metaphor of the Divine Comedy – the theme of the fair’s advertising campaign – you could say that more than Paradise, we’re starting backslide towards Hell.

Shoes from Spain: more than 210 brands present at Micam

At the next edition of Micam in February, Spanish footwear brands will once again be among the leading protagonists of the Show, with a strong, quality representation of brands and collections for the Fall/Winter 2019-20 that are sure to capture the interest of international buyers (shoesfromspain.com/micam-milano).

Shopper-First Retailing Salesforce’s research on the world of retailing

The American company analysed the responses of over 6,000 consumers and 1.4 billion visits to the main e-commerce portals.

Made in’ and state support for the sector: taking stock of the situation

With an eye to the European Parliament elections in May 2019 – the first after Brexit – and strong from the results of the Fashion Table held in Rome this past October, we take stock of the situation regarding the government’s support of the fashion industry and the protection of ‘Made in’ with the President of Assocalzaturifici, Annarita Pilotti.

Sector economic trends: quantities down, values up

A “less than shining” economic picture with the Italian markets still in crisis, and foreign markets continuing to serve as a driving force.

Italians and online fashion

Online shopping is an increasingly concrete reality also in Italy and increasingly involves fashion. SEMrush took stock of the current situation, with a special eye of regard to footwear. It is exactly footwear, in fact, together with watches to represent the most searched online products throughout the year. Preferably in red.

Starting today, with Yoox, looks can be tried on just like in the store

The Italian giant of online fashion, Yoox, launches the revolutionary Yooxmirror, a new feature supported by Artificial Intelligence that allows customer to virtually try on looks before purchasing them and directly match garments and accessories through a dedicated APP.

The magnificent ZhanXi Shoes Center is now complete

In Guangzhou, China, the ZhanXi Shoes Center represents a first-rate reality for the presentation and sales of footwear and materials for footwear, with more than 415 thousand square meters dedicated to business areas and more than 5 million products on display.

Worldwide footwear, fabric shoes increasingly popular

Fabric footwear is the outsider that has taken the lead in global competition: with a +320% rise in exports, a share that has doubled, and which is now estimated at 30% both in terms of global volume and value, and a +92% increase in average export price between 2007-2017, fabric footwear is the true surprise that emerged from the annual report on world footwear.

The future of BWM in new markets

Presented during the 10th edition of the Luxury Summit by Sole 24 Ore, the ninth Confindustria report “Exporting the dolce vita” explores the potential of Beautiful and Well-Made Italian products on new markets, forecasting a growth of 40% over the next six years, with exports ranging between 15-18 billion euros. Around 10% of this figure will be accounted for by footwear.

Italian footwear’s recovery is pushed back

The footwear industry once again debates among lights and shadows.

Italian footwear experiences an abrupt halt

After having ended 2017 with moderately positive indicators, pointing towards a much hoped for trend reversal, the National Footwear Assembly faces the disappointing abrupt halt of 2018’s first quarter, with an eye to generational turnover in companies.

Luxury on the rise with momentum provided by China and the Millennials

Luxury footwear will experience 7% growth in 2018: this is what emerges from the Fondazione Altagamma’s Personal Luxury Goods Study elaborated in collaboration with Bain & Company.

Non-EU Made in Italy arrives in Switzerland and the USA

Although 7 out of 10 pairs of shoes firmly remain in the EU, the main destinations for regional exports outside of the Union are Switzerland and the USA, while the role of Russia and the former Soviet bloc falls back to a position of lesser importance.

Vietnam: towards further development

The two days of the Vietnam Footwear Summit, held on 21 and 22 March in Ho Chi Min City, was the occasion for speaking of the Vietnamese footwear manufacturing industry’s role in a global context, while imaging future developments.

The first ten months of the Italian Export 2017

Turkish footwear: worldwide mission

Interview with the upper management of IDMIB on Turkish footwear and its goals

Germany: among big players and quickly rising online sales

Where German retail is headed, Made in Italy market shares, and secret formula that allows German shoes to remain competitive

Sneakermania takes over Italy

A planetary bestseller, in 2017, the sneaker was confirmed as the most dynamic kind of shoe in Italy. When compared to the stagnant consumption characterising other footwear types, it is the only kind to have actually gained a +4%, thus reconciling the tastes of all Italian consumers, whether they are women or men, old or young. Our market is confirming what is currently a global trend affecting both East and West, with reasons spanning both far and wide.

Brazil: moving towards free trade

Trade negotiations between the EU and Mercosur are finally in the home stretch: once the difficult question of origins has been resolved, the great market of Brazil will open up to Made in Italy

The footwear manufacturing industry: slow moving

Italian footwear sector: Assocalzaturifici presents its figures

Consumer trends in the near future

Technology, sustainability, and the human factor: these are the three key factors that analysts believe will influence consumer habits in the near future.

In 2018, Birkenstock ends its collaboration with Amazon EU

Starting in January 2018, Birkenstock has decided to terminate the direct deliveries provided by the online platform, as it had previously done in the USA for the orders managed by Amazon USA.

Footwear manufacturers: steady, but unexciting results

A slow recovery characterises the footwear industry during the first nine months of 2017: exports hold steady, with a favourable trade balance, but a weak demand persists in the Italian market that is dominated by a focus on sneakers.

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