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Global footwear to strengthen but hurdles remain

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Mexico's shoe makers blame their woes on China

Mexico's shoe industry continues to blame its woes on China - demanding the government act to quell a flood of imports which trade leaders s...


Ivan Castano Freeman | 31 Oct 2011

Tempe Grupo Inditex, the shoe-making franchise of Spanish fashion giant Inditex, plans to triple its footwear production in Mexico. Meanwhile, other international brands such as Nike, Steve Madden and Puma are also mulling boosting their output in the Aztec country, whose Guanajuato region has become well-known for making high-quality leather shoes.


Ivan Castano Freeman | 13 Sep 2011

Mexico's leading footwear fair Sapica closed last week with more promises from global shoe brands to switch their sourcing to Leon, the nation's manufacturing hub, in coming months.


just-style.com | 20 Dec 2004

The Romanian clothing industry has several reasons to rejoice. It’s the biggest Eastern European clothing exporter to the EU, the local supply chain is improving and domestic consumption is on the rise. Surprisingly though, the majority of Romanian manufacturers don’t seem afraid of the Chinese threat reports Jozef De Coster.


just-style.com | 27 Sep 2004

Retro sporty shoes in a broad range of colours for both men and women, 40s-style peep toes, flat round-toed moccasin mules, wooden-soled clogs, flower and butterfly motifs were some of next summer’s highlights on show at the GDS footwear fair. Penny Leese reports.

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In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. 


In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers Gymboree, Aeropostale, Sears and New York & Co narrowed their losses, while Oxford Industries, Destination Maternity and J Crew saw theirs widen. Both The Finish Line and Men's Wearhouse swung to a loss. On a positive note, The Children's Place, Express, American Eagle Outfitters, G-III Apparel Group and Abercrombie & Fitch booked higher earnings. 


Katie Smith | 9 Sep 2015

US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has promoted two of its executives to the newly-created roles of president and chief merchandising officer.


Katie Smith | 30 Jul 2015

US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has reported a better-than-expected performance in the second quarter, despite posting a 12.5% decline in net profit.


Michelle Russell | 24 Apr 2015

US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has reaffirmed its full-year outlook despite recording a decline in first-quarter earnings and a narrowing of gross margin.


Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 2015

US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden said the fourth quarter was a tough period that capped a difficult year for the company after it booked a drop in earnings and sales.


Michelle Russell | 29 Jan 2015

US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has purchased boot maker Blondo’s intellectual property assets from Regence Footwear and 3074153 Canada.


Michelle Russell | 9 Jan 2015

US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has revealed flat sales in its fourth-quarter, below expectations, and lowered its EPS guidance for the full year.


Katie Smith | 30 Oct 2014

US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has posted softer than expected results in the third quarter, weighed down by lower sales and a "lack of fashion footwear trends."


Katie Smith | 20 Oct 2014

US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has lowered its full-year outlook on the back of "disappointing" third-quarter results.


Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 2014

US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has had a trademark lawsuit filed against it by Florida fitness company Zumba Fitness.


Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 2014

US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has had a trademark lawsuit filed against it by Florida fitness company Zumba Fitness.


Michelle Russell | 13 Oct 2014

Authentic Brands Group has signed an agreement with Reliance Brands to launch Juicy Couture in India late next year.


Katie Smith | 30 Sep 2014

US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has signed an agreement to acquire its Mexico licensee for US$15m as it looks to expand its presence in the country.


Katie Smith | 15 Aug 2014

US fashion footwear and accessories business Steve Madden has acquired Dolce Vita Holdings, a designer and retailer of branded and private label footwear, for US$60.3m.


Michelle Russell | 31 Jul 2014

Footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has highlighted what was a "difficult" second-quarter for the group after booking a decline in earnings and sales.


Richard Woodard | 25 Jun 2014

Juicy Couture owner Authentic Brands Group is to shutter all of the apparel brand’s US stores as it plans an overhaul of the business.


Katie Smith | 2 May 2014

Footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden recorded an increase in first-quarter sales, thanks to an "outstanding" performance from its wholesale business.


Leonie Barrie | 24 Mar 2014

Nearly two years after selling his business to The Jones Group, footwear designer Brian Atwood has bought it back and entered into a strategic partnership with Steve Madden instead.


Richard Woodard | 26 Feb 2014

Footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden saw its fourth quarter profit boosted by a strong wholesale performance at the end of 2013.


Michelle Russell | 13 Jan 2014

Footwear business Steve Madden has booked an increase in fourth-quarter sales but lowered its earnings guidance for the full year, on the back of soft retail traffic and sales trends.


Katie Smith | 31 Oct 2013

Footwear business Steve Madden has reported a 16.1% increase in net profit during the third-quarter on the back of weaker comparisons last year and higher sales.


Katie Smith | 1 Aug 2013

Footwear and accessories firm Steve Madden has today (1 August) reported a 7.6% increase in second-quarter net income, helped by improved margins and higher sales.


Katie Smith | 7 May 2013

Steve Madden has today (7 May) reported a 7% increase in first-quarter net profit, boosted by continued momentum in its accessories business, new store growth and the expansion of its international division.

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Michelle Russell | 10 Dec 2014

Ethiopia may have more trump cards to play than any other sub-Sahara African country when it comes to developing a competitive cotton, textile and garment supply chain, but it still has a rough road ahead. Indeed, Ethiopia's growth as a garment exporter will be slower and more difficult than the government and local textile organisations predict.

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