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Richard Woodard | 11 Nov 2009

Footwear operator Geox is sticking to its guns, whatever the pressures of the continued consumer downturn in the company’s core markets.

Dominique Patton | 4 Nov 2009

As the European Union considers extending anti-dumping duties on Chinese leather shoes, China’s shoe manufacturers are bracing for a further hit to exports. Many have already shifted business away from Europe, while others are turning towards the domestic market, as Dominique Patton reports.

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Katie Smith | 19 Nov 2015

Italian apparel and footwear business Geox saw its earnings increase more than threefold during the first nine months of the year, helped by higher sales of its core footwear products. 

Michelle Russell | 4 Aug 2015

Italian apparel and footwear business Geox has moved to a profit in its first-half and offered a positive outlook for the remainder of the year.

Katie Smith | 15 May 2015

Italian apparel and footwear business Geox has said it is making “good progress” with its three-year business plan, after booking a 25% increase in first-quarter net profit.

Michelle Russell | 9 Mar 2015

Italian footwear business Geox has reported full-year results that it says are in line with the group's medium/long-term strategic objectives, but issued a caution on the coming year.

Katie Smith | 19 Nov 2014

Italian footwear business Geox believes it is on the "right track towards profitable and sustainable growth" after returning to profit in the first nine months of 2014.

Katie Smith | 1 Aug 2014

Italian footwear business Geox has seen its losses widen during the first half, even though it managed to book higher revenues in its domestic market.

Leonie Barrie | 6 May 2014

A court in Italy has ruled in favour of Columbia Sportswear Company in its ongoing dispute over a patent used to create waterproof-breathable footwear.

Leonie Barrie | 6 May 2014

A court in Italy has ruled in favour of Columbia Sportswear Company in its ongoing dispute over a patent used to create waterproof-breathable footwear.

Katie Smith | 14 Aug 2013

Columbia Sportswear-owned OutDry Technologies has filed a patent infringement case against Italian footwear brand Geox relating to its waterproofing leather technology.

Katie Smith | 16 May 2013

Italian footwear business Geox has seen its first-quarter profit more than halve after tough economic conditions in Europe dampened demand for its products.

Petah Marian | 11 Dec 2012

Chinese children's outdoor wear company Camkids is looking to raise around GBP5.75m (US$9.25m) as it joins the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on the London Stock Exchange.

Petah Marian | 1 Aug 2012

Italian footwear company Geox has seen its first-half net income decline on the back of weakening sales.

Katie Smith | 6 Jul 2012

The most-read stories on just-style this week include just-style's June management briefing focusing on fast fashion, N Brown announcing the retirement of its CEO and chairman, and a report that Nicaragua's potential as a major footwear supplier is attracting interest from the likes of Clarks, Dillard's and Brown Shoe Company.

Leonie Barrie | 21 Mar 2012

Footwear firm Belle International Holdings Ltd is to buy sportswear distributor Big Step Limited for up to CNY920m (US$145.6m) as part of efforts to expand its geographical presence in mainland China.

Richard Woodard | 5 Aug 2011

First-half profits at footwear specialist Geox fell sharply despite a 3% revenue increase as the company battled an expected decline in gross margin. | 13 May 2011

Italian footwear retailer Geox has reported a dip in first quarter earnings despite higher sales, forecasting margin pressures ahead. | 9 Feb 2011

Italian footwear group Geox has reached an agreement with Austrian bank BAWAG PSK for Geox to directly operate the 19 stores in Austria previously run by the Stiefelkönig Group under a franchising agreement. | 30 Jul 2010

Footwear company Geox saw its first half net profit decline by one-third as sales decreased by 9.8%, but pointed to an improved second quarter.

Ngo Tuan | 21 Jul 2010

Indonesia's footwear industry has won an investment of US$550m from six Taiwanese and South Korean footwear manufacturers who are relocating their plants from China and Vietnam, according to the Indonesian Shoes Association (Aprisindo). | 17 May 2010

Italian footwear maker Geox Group saw its net income decline 26% during the first quarter of the year on the back of sloping sales. | 13 Jan 2010

Online footwear retailer has secured EUR12m (US$17.5m) in additional funding to help accelerate the next stage of the company’s growth. | 11 Dec 2009

Retailers and brands including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Adidas are throwing their weight behind a campaign calling for greater transparency in global supply chains that can contribute to deforestation. | 11 Nov 2009

Footwear company Geox posted a 33.4% fall in nine-month profits to EUR89.6m (US$134.7m), hit by the consumer downturn and the costs of retail expansion. | 26 Oct 2009

Italian footwear firm Geox is to merge its Geox Manufacturing Italy Srl unit into its main operations.

Joe Ayling | 17 Sep 2009

The sale of Italian sportswear brand Diadora to the founder of footwear firm Geox has been put on hold until next month by an Italian bankruptcy court. | 26 Aug 2009

First-half profit at Belle International Holdings Ltd, China’s largest retailer of women’s footwear, has jumped 14.9% on higher sales.

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