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  • C-Suite interview: Pikolinos believes it will take several years to return to pre-Covid levels

  • Crocs raises guidance as Q2 revenues stride ahead

  • Skechers’ Q2 sales rise by 127.3%, driven by comfort trends

  • C-Suite interview: Made in Italy Fund snaps up Autry, Ghoud sneakers and seeks synergies

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  • Brazilian exports rise by a third in volume

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    Footwear companies take sustainability in their stride


    Hardly a day goes by without a footwear company or a component supplier announcing a more sustainable product, a recycling program or an environmentally-friendly scheme. Such a flurry of initiatives is motivated by growing consumer and regulatory pressure as well as greater corporate consciousness. Nevertheless, the shift to more sustainable ...

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    Stocks of footwear companies fell by 16.3% in 2020


    Well functioning financial markets are providers of information and signals. We are analyzing last year’s performance of footwear companies, but also of luxury goods and e-commerce companies with a strong footwear component, to see how markets perceived some of the key players of our industry.

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    How Covid-19 has impacted companies’ trade show budgets


    It has become commonplace to say that the Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated trends that were already underway with the digitalization of the economy and society in general.

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    ​Industry Insights: How to find new B2B business in a digitalized market

    2020-12-22T12:34:00+00:00By Martin Kössler, CEO of Huginbiz®

    The past spring created for most of us a feeling of pandemic panic and business paralysis. Offices were shut down and most employees were asked to work from home. From a pure productivity perspective, it gave a temporary feeling of winning back control of time. Time freed up from commuting ...

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    Diversity and inclusion are a growing corporate issue


    In 2020, the year of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, diversity and inclusion burst onto the public agenda. The theme has emerged on companies’ radars, too. Diversity and inclusion are increasingly criteria by which companies are evaluated. And, while some footwear and sportswear brands have come under fire for ...

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    ​WGSN sees three major consumer groups emerging from the crisis


    The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated societal changes and is forcing industries worldwide to adapt to the resulting changes in consumption. Thus, WGSN has set out to predict what consumers will be looking for in the next couple of years.

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    C-Suite interview: Pikolinos believes it will take several years to return to pre-Covid levels

    2021-07-26T13:58:00+01:00By Michele Novaga

    “We are closing fiscal 2021 with a decline of about 30 percent in revenues compared to the previous years,” said Juan Manuel Perán, CEO of the Spanish shoe company Pikolinos in an exclusive interview with Shoe Intelligence. The company’s fiscal year runs from May 1 to April 30. Perán remains ...

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    C-Suite interview: Made in Italy Fund snaps up Autry, Ghoud sneakers and seeks synergies

    2021-07-22T08:19:00+01:00By Heather O'Brian

    The sneaker brands Autry and Ghoud are among the latest additions to the portfolio of the Made in Italy Fund, which is looking to capitalize on synergies from its growing stable of accessible luxury labels in fashion and footwear and tap into opportunities for international expansion. The fund could put ...

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    C-Suite interview: Velasca aims to increase sales 10-fold to €100m in five years

    2021-07-02T08:50:00+01:00By Michele Novaga

    Velasca, a fast-growing Milan-based footwear company, focuses on offering quality Italian-made shoes at reasonable prices through a tightly controlled direct-to-consumer (DTC) strategy. It aims to increase revenues from €10 million to €100 million in about five years and is currently seeking to raise €20 million to finance its growth.

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