The global footwear industry is expected to grow 4-5% to nearly $200bn next year as a firming global economy fuels consumer demand for leadi...
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...
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 25 Nov 2015
In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch recorded higher earnings thanks to less discounting, while Foot Locker revealed a mixed quarter, and Destination XL narrowed losses. Also, Kate Spade & Co returned to profit, while L Brands, Ross Stores, and Perry Ellis lifted their full-year guidance. Guess revealed declining earnings as a result of the stronger US dollar, while Dollar Tree's earnings fell on acquisition costs, and DSW recorded "disappointing" figures.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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."
| 20 Oct 2014
US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has lowered its full-year outlook on the back of "disappointing" third-quarter results.
| 17 Oct 2014
US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has had a trademark lawsuit filed against it by Florida fitness company Zumba Fitness.
| 13 Oct 2014
Authentic Brands Group has signed an agreement with Reliance Brands to launch Juicy Couture in India late next year.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 26 Feb 2013
Footwear and accessories maker Steve Madden has posted a 38% increase in fourth-quarter profit, helped by rising sales of merchandise under its namesake brand and a benefit related to the bankruptcy of Betsey Johnson.
| 1 Nov 2012
Footwear and accessories maker Steve Madden has today (1 November) seen its third-quarter net profit rise on the back of double-digit sales growth and improved margins.
| 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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