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Pressure on the cost of materials continues to rank as the main difficulty for the business

Premium ContentFeb 19, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, 46% of the surveyed experts listed the cost of merchandise and raw materials as the number one difficulty for footwear businesses in the next six months

Importance of digital retail channels will continue to increase, survey reveals

Premium ContentFeb 14, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, half the experts surveyed said they believe digital retail channels will increase their share in footwear sales in the next three years

Portuguese footwear industry to invest 600 million euros

Feb 13, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry will invest 600 million euros by the end of the decade in innovation, sustainability, management and worker skills, and internationalisation as part of its strategic plan

Indian leather and footwear industry to reach 47.1 billion USD by 2030

Feb 12, 2024 / India
India’s leather and footwear industry turnover is expected to grow significantly from around 17.3 billion today to 47.1 billion USD by 2030, according to a strategic document for the sector

Physical and Chemical Tests: What tests should a footwear brand perform on their products?

Premium ContentFeb 9, 2024 / World Footwear Reports
Just released! A new paper dedicated to testing in the footwear industry. Learn all about testing and understand what physical and chemical tests are, and which ones are relevant for your products and why

Footwear retail prices expected to increase

Premium ContentFeb 7, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, panel members revealed their expectations regarding future increases in footwear retail prices. A sentiment influenced by the high inflation recently experienced

World Footwear Voices: interview with Yuly Fuentes-Medel Ph.D. from MIT

Premium ContentFeb 5, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Yuly Fuentes-Medel Ph.D., Project Manager for Fiber Technologies at MIT. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Positive perspectives regarding the health of footwear business

Premium ContentJan 30, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we have asked our panel members about their opinions regarding the health of their businesses in the next six months. Get free access to the report with the main conclusions

World Footwear Voices: interview with Sergio Dulio from UITIC

Premium ContentJan 29, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Sergio Dulio, who took on the Presidency of UITIC last year. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Employment: stabilisation is the word for the footwear industry

Premium ContentJan 25, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, two-thirds of our panel members responded that they believe the level of employment will stabilise in the next few months. Get free access to the report with the main conclusions

World Footwear Voices: interview with Eddy Widjanarko from APRISINDO

Premium ContentJan 22, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Eddy Widjanarko from APRISINDO, the Indonesian Footwear Association. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Footwear industry with optimistic expectations for the future

Premium ContentJan 18, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, our panel members predicted an increase of 7.3% in footwear prices over the next six months. Get free access to the report with the main conclusions

Overturned veto on payroll tax exemption cheers the Brazilian footwear sector

Dec 21, 2023 / Brazil
The overturning of President Lula’s veto of the bill to extend the payroll tax exemption until 2027 in the National Congress on the 14th of December has lifted the spirits of the footwear sector

Get to know Uzbekistan’s fast-growing footwear industry

Premium ContentDec 4, 2023 / Uzbekistan
We spoke with Boboev Fakhriddin, Chairman of the Association of Leather and Footwear Producers of Uzbekistan, to find out a little more about one of the fastest-growing industries in Central Asia

Brazilian footwear industry regrets presidential veto to maintain payroll tax exemption

Nov 27, 2023 / Brazil
National footwear manufacturers were surprised by President Lula da Silva's veto to maintain the payroll tax exemption policy and expect a loss of 20 000 jobs in 2024 in the industry
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