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United States of America - Wolverine to rationalize store numbers

US footwear giant Wolverine plans to close 140 stores in mainland USA by 2015. The aim is to reorganize and improve the distribution network and the company’s balance sheet.
22 Jul 2014

Italy - Footwear factories closing

Leatherbiz reports that more than 100 footwear and components makers went out of business in Italy during the part of this year as the economy continues to drag down domestic spending.
22 Jul 2014

Bangladesh - Record leather exports

The leather industry in Bangladesh has set records for exports that soared 32.1% year-on-year to US$1.29 billion in the immediate past fiscal year, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau.
15 Jul 2014

Vietnam - Leather and footwear trade show

Experts from Germany will be among speakers at the International Footwear & Leather Products Exhibition (IFLE) in Vietnam this month, outlining trade policies in the ASEAN market and trends in the South East Asia market.
14 Jul 2014

United Kingdom - Footwear imports steady but exports increase

Recently the UK published data on the imports and exports of footwear for 2013. Imports remained broadly the same although the value of imports fell by 3% but exports grew by 22% in volume and 16.5% in value.
11 Jul 2014

Brazil - Leather exports in June

A preliminary report shows that in June Brazil exported US$ 245 million in hides and skins. With these numbers, the first semester in 2014 comes to end reaching a total of US$ 1,464 billion in leather sales to the external market, according to preliminary information from the Department of Foreign Trade – Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), with further analysis from the Department of Intelligence at the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB).
11 Jul 2014
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