World Footwear

Coronavirus - Covid19

APLF's 2020 postponed again

Mar 24, 2020 / Hong Kong
The organisers of the Hong Kong trade fairs have already postponed the events in early February. However, since then Covid-19 has spread globally. Further changes to the fair dates were now announced

Covid-19 hits the US

Premium ContentMar 23, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As we write this article the US becomes the fourth country with the higher number of Covid-19 cases after China, Italy and Spain. The impacts on the industry start to be felt

Europe in the midst of Covid-19: consequences for footwear

Premium ContentMar 20, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Reports come from several countries regarding retail closures. Manufacturing continues to be on, although some issues with access to raw materials are being felt by some businesses

Owner of Melissa stops manufacturing activities

Mar 20, 2020 / Brazil
Brazil-based Grendene Group, owner of Melissa and Ipanema brands, has decided to implement mandatory collective vacation for all employees in their units in the country

Chanel closes production sites

Mar 20, 2020 / France
The France-based luxury house announced it has decided to close its core production sites in three European countries: France, Italy and Switzerland, either completely or partially

Genesco closes stores temporarily

Mar 20, 2020 / United States
Another group closes doors in the US following the rapid diffusion of the Covid-19 on the country. Genesco recently announced its business guidance for 2020, but is now withdrawing it

Keen donates 10 million US dollars in shoes for coronavirus relief

Mar 20, 2020 / United States
The Portland-based company will give away 100 000 pairs of shoes, with a retail value of 10 million US dollars, to those affected by coronavirus, including health care workers and people who have lost jobs

How Covid-19 is being felt in Africa and Latin America

Premium ContentMar 19, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
While countries in Europe seem to be in the midst of the pandemic, Africa and Latin America are facing the early stages of the Covid-19 diffusion in their territories

Kering donates 2 million euros to hospitals

Mar 19, 2020 / France
The French-based group, owner of brands such as Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent or Balenciaga has announced their contribution to the fight of the coronavirus outbreak

How Covid-19 is impacting the Asian countries

Premium ContentMar 18, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Over the last few days, we have all received reports of retail closures and limitations on the manufacturing activity from all over the world. Today we bring you updates from the situation in the Asian countries

Capri issues statement regarding Covid-19

Mar 18, 2020 / United Kingdom
Given the global diffusion of the Covid-19 Capri, the owner of Jimmy Choo, Versace and Michael Kors, made an announcement to the markets. The company will provide updates later regarding the impact of the pandemic

LVMH changes production from perfumes to hand sanitizer

Mar 17, 2020 / France
The French-based luxury giant announced its production facilities for the cosmetics branch will start to manufacture large quantities of hydro-alcoholic gel

Nike closes several stores temporarily

Mar 16, 2020 / United States
The giant sportswear brand decided to close stores in several countries, including in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to limit the spread of the coronavirus

New Balance: closures across office, factory and retail

Mar 16, 2020 / United States
In a statement issued by the company, Joe Preston, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced a series of measures to ensure the health of associates, customers, and communities

Puma says short-term normalization will not occur

Mar 12, 2020 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear no longer expects a short-term normalization of the Covid-19 situation despite first encouraging signs coming out of China
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