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Footwear back in business in Europe

Premium ContentMay 12, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As European countries face the different stages of the sanitary crisis, they are also working on the re-opening of the economies. Today we bring you updates from Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, France and Poland

Stella's revenue down by 16% in quarter one

May 11, 2020 / Hong Kong
One of the largest footwear manufacturers reported first quarter revenue down by 16%. Stella was also impacted by the outbreak of the Covid-19 in China and diffusion across the world

Re-opening the economies after Covid-19

May 5, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As many countries start to alleviate the restrictive measures of the last weeks and re-open their economic activities, several concerns fill everyone's thoughts, as we all witness changes in retail, manufacturing, and consumption

India: leather industry asks the Government for a lockdown exit plan

May 1, 2020 / India
One of the key players in the leather industry is now asking the Government to set a plan for the sector once the lockdown is exited next week. The Council for Leather Exports is urging for measures

Latin America: footwear associations raise their concerns

Apr 30, 2020 / Latin America
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela got together and issued a statement with their concerns arising from the impact of Covid-19 on the footwear industry

Yue Yuen expects 70 million US dollars loss for the quarter

Apr 30, 2020 / Hong Kong
The China-based footwear manufacturer and retail corporation is predicting a loss for the quarter that can reach 70 million US dollars as a result of the Covid-19 crisis

We have to reconsider the exhibitions system, says Assomac head

Apr 28, 2020 / Italy
During the last edition of Simac Tanning Tech in Milan we spoke with Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, President of Assomac. Today we bring you the second part of that conversation

Restarting manufacturing and retail should be on the way in South Africa

Apr 28, 2020 / South Africa
Following the announcement that the manufacture and retail of 'winter clothing' will be allowed from the 1st of May onwards, further details of the alleviation of the lockdown measures should be known this week

Cambodia: hundreds of factories are suspending operations

Apr 28, 2020 / Cambodia
The country’s garment and footwear industries are being severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Local news website Khmer Times is reporting

Footwear: several challenges arising from the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 24, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As they are non-essential goods, clothing, footwear and other fashion items are being particularly hit with the impact of the spread of Covid-19. Retailers and manufacturers are facing several challenges, and will continue to do so

US footwear industry claims for more support

Premium ContentApr 20, 2020 / United States
As we write this article the US is the country with the largest number of infected people with Covid-19 (almost 760 thousand people) and fatalities. The footwear industry claims for more assistance

Growing concerns in Poland due to Covid-19 impacts

Apr 13, 2020 / Poland
The country has more than 6 600 cases of people infected with Covid-19 and little more than 230 deaths. While no formal lock down of the productive activities is in place the disruption is growing

Chile: Covid-19 is aggravating the situation caused by social instability

Premium ContentApr 2, 2020 / Chile
The country is still feeling the early stages of Covid-19 diffusion with little more than 3 000 confirmed cases. We spoke with FEDECCAL to understand the impact in the footwear industry

Sustainability: consumers care but aren't prepared to pay more

Premium ContentMar 3, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
Sustainability is one of the most discussed topics of the moment, so in the first edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey we have asked our experts about sustainability and consumers

Why Portugal?

Mar 2, 2020 / Portugal
APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, launched the “Why Portugal?” campaign. Watch the video here
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