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.
The new European anti-dumping regulation overrides the fear of China being granted economy market status: here is what the new measures call for and how it was received by the Italian Footwear Manufacturers’ Association. We spoke of it with Matteo Scarparo, while President Annarita Pilotti explains the latest changes in Chinese import duties.
With Salina Ferretti from Assocalzaturifici and Maurizio Forte from the ICE Agency, we take an in-depth look at the American market
During the first six months of the year, the performance of Italian footwear was completely positive, with encouraging signals for the future.
Italian exports return to a trend of growth in Russia and the CIS area: we speak of it with Arturo Venanzi and Marino Fabiani
In Padua on July 13th, chairman Siro Badon summed up the situation of the sector and the future of footwear in the Riviera del Brenta: the “era of sneakers” calls for a radical change even in the Venetian district, to prevent growing quantities of pairs from being diverted to other parts of Italy
Design, colour, and high spirits are part of the DNA of Brazilian footwear, especially when it comes to children’s footwear.
Cautious optimism for the industry’s future and looking ahead to the industry of tomorrow: these are the themes that characterized the Assocalzaturifici National Assembly, which was held this past 27 June 2017 at the LIUC – Università Catteneo in Castellanza (VA)
While traditional retail is characterized by an overall global downtrend, online retail has grown by 23.6% in 2016. By 2020, online sales are expected to increase their shares even more, arriving at 14.6% of global sales for an estimated value of 4,058 billion dollars.
In anticipation of a more favourable economic situation, the footwear industry closed 2016 amid signs of uncertainty with slightly negative figures, at least in quantity, confirming the unsatisfactory trends in production, exports and domestic consumption, as well as an intensification of the critical issues concerning employment.
Exports on the rise and a dynamic trend among buyers
Trends and predictions in the French market for Made in Italy footwear
Li Yuzhong confirmed the candidacy of China as organizer of the next WFC.
Giuseppe Zanotti presents Blabber, the new sneaker capsule collection created from the collaboration with the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd.
Olympia di Grecia, after having lent her face and name to a Pretty Ballerinas collection, today becomes a stylist and designs two bon-ton models.
The multinational British group JD Sports continues with its plans for expansion in Italy with the inauguration on 11 May of a new store in Nola (NA) at the Vulcano Buono shopping mall.
For its fortieth anniversary, Melissa revamps Melissa Possession with new colours, entrusting its promotion to young talents in NY, through an ad campaign rife with the atmosphere of the Nineties.
BASF, Longterm Concept, and Gu Guoyi collaborated to create X-Swift, an athleisure shoe for the mass market that features four innovative and advanced BASF materials with the latest automation technology for footwear.