World Footwear


US: footwear prices increase significantly

Oct 22, 2021 / United States
According to the Shoe Price Report issued by the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), footwear prices are increasing at the fastest rate in over 20 years, with year-to-date prices up by 3.2%

UK Retail: COVID-19 might be alleviating but there is still no sunrise for Retail

Premium ContentOct 19, 2021 / United Kingdom
As vaccination levels increase and the restrictive measures are lifted the UK retail industry could be on the expectation that solid improvement would be on the way. However, Consumer Confidence has been fading away since July, and Textile, Clothing & Footwear store sales have been on a slide in the last few months. With the supply chain issues impacting the footwear industry and the lorries shortage, this could be a perfect storm for more bad news

UK: footfall rises in September

Oct 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
Retail footfall in the UK continued to improve in September, narrowing the gap from 2019 to -17.4% from -18.6% in August, countering the downward trend often reported in September

Consumer confidence in the UK hits the lowest point in 2021

Oct 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
Consumer confidence in the UK has returned to pre-pandemic levels, but it has reached its lowest point in 2021 due to inflation and concern over supply chains and empty shelves

Leather organizations to disclose signed manifesto for COP26

Oct 14, 2021 / World
Ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, from the 31st of October to the 12th of November, leather organizations are joining forces to release a signed manifesto that emphasizes leather’s positive contribution to the environment

UK: online brands anticipate direct-to-consumer sales surge

Oct 14, 2021 / United Kingdom
According to a new survey, UK brands selling online are expecting a five-year surge in direct-to-consumer sales driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused them to invest in their own sales channels

The Journey: get to know Portuguese Leather Goods

Oct 12, 2021 / Portugal
APICCAPS has just launched a new campaign for the leather goods sector. It is called The Journey. Watch the video here

UK: shopping patterns return to pre-pandemic levels

Oct 12, 2021 / United Kingdom
A report from Airtime Rewards reveals a strong return to pre-pandemic shopping patterns in the UK, as 3 in 5 consumers were reported to be shopping more than once in high street locations

International Transport Organizations call for the relief of COVID-19 restrictions

Oct 11, 2021 / World
IRU, IATA, ICS and ITF have come together to make an urgent plea to Governments and United Nations Agencies to ensure and facilitate the free and safe movement of transport workers

China’s share in footwear production down by 13% in a decade

Oct 5, 2021 / World
China is the unquestionable leader in footwear production, having achieved a share in the world total of 54.3% in 2020. This translated into more than 11 billion pairs produced by China last year. However, in a decade, the share of China in global footwear production was down by 13%, corresponding to more than 8 percentage points lost and going down from a 62.4% share in 2010

Average export price of footwear grows by 57% in a decade

Premium ContentOct 5, 2021 / World
Over the last decade, the average worldwide export price of footwear grew significantly and registered a record value of 10.37 US dollars in 2020. This is the highest value ever registered and represents growth of 56.7% compared to 2010 (when the average price was only 6.61 US dollars). Such variance points to an average annual growth in the footwear sector of 4.6% throughout this decade, while the general inflation of the economy was only 1.66%. Footwear prices grew almost three times more than the average registered for all goods

The pandemic led to a higher global attention for the Turkish footwear industry

Premium ContentOct 4, 2021 / Turkey
We spoke with Berke iÇTEN, recently appointed President of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Turkey (TASD), and have discussed the current state and future challenges of the footwear industry in Turkey and in the global scene

Manuel Rios elected Cotance's President

Sep 29, 2021 / European Union
Cotance's Extraordinary Assembly General held in Milan unanimously elected Manuel Rios Navarro to guide Cotance for the next 2 years. Mr Rios is the CEO of INPELSA, a Spanish sheepskin tannery located in Canals (Valencia)

US: holiday retail sales likely to increase

Sep 27, 2021 / United States
According to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast, holiday retail sales are expected to increase between 7% and 9% in 2021. E-commerce sales should grow the most

Czech retail sales growth slows down in June

Aug 11, 2021 / Czech Republic
Data from the Prague-based Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) reveal that Czech retail sales increased at a softer pace in June
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