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Dr Martens’ profits soar

The iconic British footwear brand’s profits have skyrocketed by 70% to £85 million (US$ 102.6 million) with an increase in revenue to £454.4 million (US$ 548.4 million) in the year to 31 March 2019. The growth is primarily attributed to the success of the brand’s new vegan range of boots, which has boosted sales both in stores and online. 

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Erretre launches a legacy project for future generations

The fundamentals of leather chemistry and engineering have written into books over many decades. However, much of the skills and knowledge has passed through the generations of people working in the industry. Italy based tannery machinery maker, Erretre, has established a “Legacy project” to ensure that this valuable information cannot be lost and the knowledge is protected to be handed on to future generations.

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Good leather goods and saddlery growth for Hermès in Q3

Consolidated revenues for the exclusive luxury brand amounted to €4,050 million at the end of September 2017, up +10% at constant and current exchange rates, with the Leather Goods and Saddlery category recording a +11% growth in the quarter.

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CICB helps tanneries achieve success

Support from the CICB (the Brazilian Centre for the Tanning Industry), through projects such as Brazilian Leather, has been of uttermost importance to the success of some of the country’s tanneries, despite an economically turbulent 2015.

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Assomac Vice-President confirms Simac Tanning-Tech success

In an interview with ILM during the recent fair, Assomac Vice-President, Gabriella Bocca says that the relocation of the show to Milan has been a major success. The fair, which took place February 25-27 alongside Lineapelle, was 25% larger than the previous edition in 2013.

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Defining success for a modern company

When people think of ways to measure the success of a company, many will, of course, look at profitability first. Second, they look at the customer base and the size of the customers buying its products. 

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