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The United States imposes a hidden, regressive tax on footwear. AFA will remove this burdensome tax on about one third of all footwear. More specifically, if passed, the bill would eliminate approximately $800 million in duties on lower-priced children’s footwear and some hiking...

Elan-Polo, Inc., a global footwear and 35-year Walmart supplier, will start production of injection-molded footwear in March 2014 at a factory in Hazelhurst, Ga., as part of a joint venture with McPherson Manufacturing. Once at full capacity, this new facility will create 250 jobs and...

Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp. Chief Executive Paul Grangaard confirmed last week that the company, which is owned by the Minneapolis private equity firm Goldner Hawn Johnson Morrison, is listening to inquiries from potential buyers. The Wall Street Journal reported that Men's Wearhouse Inc. is interested...

"During the third quarter we saw strong performance in our Asia Pacific region and marked improvement in all channels of our European business," said John McCarvel, president and CEO. "This positive performance was counterbalanced by weakness in the Americas and Japan where all sales...