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Shoe Intelligence

Published since 1999, Shoe Intelligence remains the most authoritative and comprehensive business newsletter on the non-athletic footwear market in Europe, focusing on suppliers, distributors and retailers operating anywhere in this important region of the world, including the major international footwear brands. Shoe Intelligence is published in English a minimum of 24 times a year and can be received by e-mail or regular mail. It is only available by subscription.

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March 20, 2014
Vol. 16 - N° 5 + 6
Summary of the issue
  • Reno's parent bids for Görtz' control
  • Fewer visitors at theMicam and GDS
  • Record year for Ecco, Geox still negative
  • Fornarina will internationalize
  • Ferragamo outperforms Tod's, Gucci
  • ANWR upgrades e-commerce
  • Weak German sales at retail, wholesale
  • Higher exports from Spain, Portugal
  • Paraboot invests in a French factory
  • Toms starts a European subsidiary
  • El Naturalista starts a U.S. subsidiary
  • Macintosh' expands into wholesale
  • A smart mirror for the "made in Italy
Corporate & Results Alibaba, Desigual, Fink, Hiroki, Huajian, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Vivarte, etc.

Management & Distribution Alpargatas, Belle, Brown Shoe, CCC, Crocs, Deckers, DSW, Esprit, Genesco, Högl, Leder & Schuh, Rockport, Steven Madden, Weyco, etc.

Other Companies ANWR, Bally, Bianco, Birkenstock, Clarks, Kickers, Lineapelle, LK Bennett, Peter Kaiser, Philippe Morvan, Reno, Richter, Sioux, UITIC, Wöhrl, Wortmann, etc.

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Feb. 19, 2014
Vol. 16 - N° 3 + 4
Summary of the issue
  • New cash problems for France’s Vivarte
  • Same-store sales are off at Deichmann
  • Less negative margins at Zalando
  • Footway in Sweden buys Brandos
  • U.K. industry veterans buy Shoon
  • Macintosh sees signs of recovery
  • A fund buys Hotter Shoes
  • Sagripanti buys Les Tropeziennes
  • Bain predicts 400m luxury consumers
  • Mixed results for Ferragamo, Tod’s, LVMH, Hermès and Prada
  • Wolverine grows less than expected
  • Skechers’ sales and earnings soar
  • R.G. Barry thinks international
  • Wortmann sets up U.S. subsidiary
  • Chinese group offers cheap Italian items
Corporate & ResultsAra, DSW, Genesco, Grendene, Jones , Steve Madden, Yoox

Management & Distribution
Alpargatas, Brown Shoe, Dansko, Deckers, Highline, Mirapodo, Nobrand, FDRA, Salamander, etc.

Other Companies
ANWR, Clergerie, Flip Flop Shops, K&S, Office, Missoni, Ruco Line, Saks, Vans, etc.
Jan. 21, 2014
Vol. 16 - N°1 + 2
Summary of the issue
  • Görtz reports profits, sells Swiss stores
  • Jacobson, Pavers buy into Barratts
  • Bruno Magli is bought by a Swiss fund
  • Valleverde bankrupt, Fly Flot shrinks
  • Jallatte is bought by a former CEO
  • Exports help Italian and Brazilian firms
  • Indian wages go up sharply
  • Winds of change for Couromoda, Expo Riva Schuh and Bread & Butter
  • Deckers outlines investments
  • Wolverine, Genesco cut guidance.
  • Wealthy Chinese spend less or flee
  • Holster expands its global footprint
CorporateAdelchi, Arvato, Birkenstock,CTC, Dadong, Dr. Martens,Scarosso.

Management & Distribution
Asolando, Clarks, Hub, Kanga-Roos, Kurt Geiger, Lelli Kelly, Marc, R.G. Barry, Rocket Dog, Wolverine.

Other CompaniesAire & Grace, CCC, Crocs, Dansko, Daphne, EMU, Esprit, Fink Schuh + Sport, Forever
21, Gabor, GSM, Munich, Nordstrom, Red Wing, Reef, Satra, Superga, Tod's, Toms, Zalando, etc.


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