The Euro Effect: Currency Clash Recasts Industry

Baran, Michelle
March 2005
FN: Footwear News;3/14/2005, Vol. 61 Issue 11, p1
Illustrates the impact of the increasing value of euro in the international footwear industry. Principal beneficiary of the strong euro against the U.S. dollar; Percentage decrease in the U.S. imports from Brazil for 2004; Explanation of Kevin Burke, president and CEO of American Apparel and Footwear Association, on brand products.


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