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.
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).
The American company analysed the responses of over 6,000 consumers and 1.4 billion visits to the main e-commerce portals.
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.
A “less than shining” economic picture with the Italian markets still in crisis, and foreign markets continuing to serve as a driving force.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Eng. Giuseppe Bellotti helps shine some light on the new EU Regulation on Personal Protective Equipment.
The first ten months of the Italian Export 2017
Where German retail is headed, Made in Italy market shares, and secret formula that allows German shoes to remain competitive
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.
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.
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.
After ending 2018 with a turnover of 30 million euros (70% of which was generated in Italy), the Marches group specialised in the production of footwear sets itself the ambitious goal of increasing its turnover to 50 million euros.
After experiencing a growth trend of +10% for six consecutive years, along with a +17% rise in the profitability index over the last three years, Scarpa ends 2018 with 100 million euros in consolidated revenue and aims to arrive at an annual revenue of 150 million euros over the next five years.
Conquering Europe from Milan, the brand of stars and stripes gym shoes, Pony, which is an acronym for Product of New York, opens a store in the historic Brera neighbourhood in via Ponte Vetero 15.
In March, Luis Onofre took office as the new President of the CEC-European Confederation of the Footwear Industry.
Febos, the company from Asolo specialised in the production and distribution of footwear, ended 2018 with a 20-million-euro turnover and aims to arrive at 30 million euros by the end of 2021.