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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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Dec, 7, 2016
Vol. 18 - N°22 + 23
Summary of the issue
  • Russian tourists’ spending up again
  • Moldovan supplier competing with Rohde?
  • Good online visibility for German retailers
  • Hi-Tec to be acquired by Cherokee
  • Vietnam keeps gaining on China
  • Kingmaker worried about TPP
  • Hopes of a turnaround for Brazilian exports
  • India’s currency move hits leather business
  • Birkenstock diversifies
  • International calendar of trade shows
CorporateAmazon, Duca del Cosma, Hickies, Hunter , Shoepassion, Skechers, YNAP, Zalando, etc.

Management & Distribution
CAT Footwear, CCC, Ferragamo, Görtz, Global Brands Group, Implus, PFI, Wolverine, etc.

Alpargatas, Boot Barn, Caleres, DSW , Genesco, Shoe Carnival, Stella, Vulcabras , Yue Yuen
André, Deichmann, Dr. Martens, Dune, Ecco, Éram, Gabor, Prada, Repetto, Sergio Rossi, Stuart Weitzman, Tamaris, etc.

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Nov. 18, 2016
Vol. 18 - N°20+21
Summary of the issue
  • Third CEO in a year for Vivarte
  • Clarks incurs a loss in the first half
  • Rohde files for insolvency
  • Some shoemakers like Donald Trump
  • Two big players drop out of the GDS
  • Geox reports rising orders
  • Altagamma sees luxury goods decline, but some big groups enjoy an uptick
  • Deckers’ Eurochief jumps ships
  • Skechers and Wolverine perform better abroad than at home
  • Margins rise at Madden, Crocs
  • No new anti-dumping duties in Europe
Management & DistributionAerosoles, Alberto Guardiani, Amazon, Sarenza, Timberland

Retail Dr. Martens, Footasylum, Hermès, Kenneth Cole, Sabu, Solebox, etc.
Results & Statistics Ferragamo, Geox, Kurt Geiger, Rocky Brands, René Caovilla, Shoe Zone, Tod's, VF, Weyco Group, Zalando,Deckers, etc.

OthersBearpaw, Deichmann, Expo Riva, Havaianas, Momad Shoes, Palladium, Prada, Reno, Salamander, Zalando, etc.
Oct. 10, 2016
Vol. 18 - N°18 + 19
Summary of the issue
  • Comfort falls behind fashion in casual
  • Turmoil in the sneaker market
  • Vivarte may shrink further
  • A new CEO for Clarks
  • Micam wins a round against GDS
  • Portugal outperforms Italy, Spain
  • Deichmann buys Buffalo
  • New owner for Duca del Cosma
  • CCC makes big new strides in Europe
  • Sales and margins drop at Tod’s
  • Vibram progresses on many fronts

Alma, LVMH, Pakerson
Management & Distribution
Alteri, ANWR, Ferragamo, Florida Group, Joya, Keds, Kering, LK Bennett, Pentland, Shoes.com, VF Results & StatisticsEsprit, Hermès, Hunter, Inditex, Vulcabras, etc.
OthersAmazon, Asics, Baldinini, Bally, Bread & Butter, Birkenstock, Cole Haan, Deckers, Floris van Bommel, KarlsKicks, Leomil, Louboutin, Momad Shoes, Ricosta, Skechers, Steptronic, Timberland, Vögele, Vuitton, Yoox, Zippy, etc.

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