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FDRA talks about unprecedented times in the US

Apr 28, 2020 / United States
With the US fast approaching the 1 million people infected with the new coronavirus, the country is facing an unprecedent time. We spoke with the FDRA to learn how this is impacting the footwear industry

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

COVID-19 will impact the way the footwear supply chain is organised

Premium ContentApr 21, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The World Footwear' experts panel, gathering specialists from all over the world, believes that the Covid-19 crisis will result in a re-thinking of the supply chain and the way it is organized

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

Brazil: 86% of the Brazilian footwear factories are paralyzed

Premium ContentApr 16, 2020 / Brazil
The South American country has almost 29 thousand reported cases of Covid-19 and more than 1 700 deaths. Most of the footwear factories have stopped operations

Italy: entire footwear supply chain in lockdown

Premium ContentApr 15, 2020 / Italy
The spread of Covid-19 has been particularly severe in Italy, where the sanitary crisis is now paired with a lockdown of most productive activities. The footwear industry is no exception

Pou Chen: Vietnam operations suspended for two days

Apr 15, 2020 / Vietnam
The world’s largest manufacturer of athletic shoes, has been ordered to suspend production at its Pouyuen Vietnam business over Covid-19 concerns

Footwear consumption to decline 22.5% in 2020

Premium ContentApr 13, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The World Footwear' experts panel, gathering specialists from all over the world, is foreseeing a drop in global footwear consumption of 22.5% in the current year

Covid-19: level of disruption rises in Vietnam

Premium ContentApr 13, 2020 / Vietnam
The country has less than 300 reported cases and no deaths resulting from Covid-19 but the impacts in the footwear industry are noticeable, and Intensive Social Distancing is currently in place

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

Malaysia: all operations ceased except essential services

Apr 10, 2020 / Malaysia
As Covid-19 continues to spread, the country already has more than 4 200 infected and the economy is stopped, apart from 10 key essential services

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Apr 8, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
Follow the attached link and enrol in our Panel of Experts. As soon as a new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions opens, we will contact you to get your input

Gabriella Marchioni Bocca from Assomac: entrepreneurs have to be sustainable

Apr 7, 2020 / Italy
During the last edition of Simac Tanning Tech in Milan we spoke with Gabriella Marchioni Bocca, President of Assomac to hear her views about the current state of the industry

Portuguese Shoes: All Together

Apr 7, 2020 / Portugal
Portuguese footwear companies are temporarily replacing the production of footwear with the manufacture of technical equipment. The goal is to donate this technical equipment to healthcare professionals and nursing homes
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