VF Corp., which counts a dozen brands in its portfolio, is targeting a five-year compounded annual revenue growth rate in the mid-to high single digits, earnings per share expansion of high single to low double digits and an operating margin of approximately 15 percent by FY27. The U.S. parent of ...
Birkenstock now expects to invest about €110 million in its new German production site in Pasewalk, scheduled to come on stream in autumn 2023. The investment is a record for the company and significantly above the initial estimate for the project.
Consumer confidence continues to decline significantly in Europe due to rising inflation, an erosion in purchasing power and concern about the future due to a worsening of the macroeconomic environment and rising geopolitical tension following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.
Demand to reshore footwear manufacturing from Asia to Southern Europe, and especially to Spain, is growing, but the Iberian country is lacking the capacity needed to significantly boost production, while exports of Spanish made shoes are back to pre-pandemic levels.
Russian online marketplaces are continuing to enjoy a surge in sales. Wildberries, Ozon, AliExpress Russia, SberMegaMarket and Yandex.Market jointly processed 400 million orders in the second quarter of 2022, up by 80 percent year-over-year. In value, turnover hit an all-time quarterly high of 500 billion rubles (€8.2bn), Moscow-based analytical agency ...
The Portuguese company Vapesol, which manufactures more than five million pairs of soles yearly (according to its website), has teamed with the nitril glove company Raclac to produce of footwear soles from industrial waste. Raclac claims to be the only manufacturer of nitril examination gloves in Europe. Waste from its ...
New Balance and Wolverine Worldwide have joined Natural Fiber Welding’s Footwear Collective, a cooperative platform aiming to reduce the environmental impact of footwear across the value chain. Curect members include Allbirds, Camper, Deckers and Ralph Lauren.
Pittards, the British leather and leather goods company, posted revenues in the first half ended June 30 of £10.4 million (€11.7m), up by 7 percent on the year earlier, as its sales order book remained “strong” across market sectors.
VCS (Verified & Certified Steps), a software package allowing the self-assessment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) performances launched by Assocalzaturifici, the Italian footwear association, is currently being tested by three Italian shoemakers.
Despite a strong rebound in domestic and foreign sales in the first half of 2022, German shoemakers are concerned about the business environment due to growing inflation and the erosion of the purchasing power of consumers.
The September edition of Micam, along with the three shows held with the Milan-based footwear trade fair, attracted 35,470 visitors, up by 20 percent from the event held in March 2022. Micam highlighted that there was strong presence of visitors from Spain, France and Germany as well as of buyers ...
During the presentation of new budgetary measures, Kwasi Kwarteng, the U.K.’s newly appointed finance minister, officially referred to as the chancellor of the exchequer, said that the government has decided to introduce VAT-free shopping for overseas visitors.
In September, consumer confidence in the U.K. fell to -49, the worst overall index score since records began in 1974, and down from -44 in August and -13 a year ago, according to the latest survey released by market research firm GfK.
FedEx said its FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will increase rates by an average of 6.9 percent effective January 2, 2023 as the the U.S. courier service tries to align costs with demand.
The Turkish lira fell to a record low against the U.S. dollar after the Turkish central bank cut its policy rate, the one-week repo auction rate, to 12 percent from a previous 13 percent, as it pointed to a global economic slowdown and the increased risk of recession.