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Business Conditions Survey

Digital increasingly important at the expenses of traditional retail

Premium ContentApr 14, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Since the first edition of the WF Business Conditions Survey, we have been asking our panel of expert about their expectations regarding the evolution of different retail channels over the next three years: digital continues to be increasingly important

Sustainability concerns more relevant than fashion trends

Premium ContentApr 13, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
When asked about the factors considered to be the most relevant in determining the evolution of sales of each category of footwear, our experts’ answers point to a raising relevance of the sustainability concerns

Sneakers and sports-related footwear expected to gain market share

Premium ContentApr 12, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Specialists from all over the world, gathered in our World Footwear' experts panel, believe sneakers and other sports related footwear, as well as other footwear with textile uppers, will continue to gain market share in the near future

Insufficient demand is the main difficulty faced by the footwear industry

Premium ContentApr 9, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
We have asked the World Footwear' experts panel, gathering specialists from all over the world, about the main difficulties currently faced by the footwear companies all over the world. Insufficient demand was choosen by half of the respondents

Manufacturers more pessimistic about prices than traders

Premium ContentApr 8, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
In our most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey we have asked our panel of experts about their forecast regarding the evolution of prices in the footwear industry. Find out about their answers today

Asia more optimistic about quantity of footwear sold

Premium ContentApr 7, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
In our most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey we have asked our panel of experts about their forecast regarding the evolution of quantities of footwear sold. Find out about their answers today

Future of the footwear industry is uncertain, but the general outlook is positive

Premium ContentApr 6, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The World Footwear' experts panel, gathering specialists from all over the world, is foreseeing a slight recover for the footwear industry in 2021. Access the latest report and get free access to some of the main highlights of the last Business Conditions Survey

Footwear consumption to increase this year, but pre-pandemic levels should not be reached before 2023

Premium ContentApr 5, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The World Footwear' experts panel, gathering specialists from all over the world, is foreseeing a slight recover in footwear consumption during 2021 (+2.8%). Pre-pandemic levels shouldn't be reached before 2023

Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Mar 8, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The WorldFootwear.com is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views about the current business situation and assess the main impacts of COVID-19. We also want your opinions on the post-pandemic issues. Join today! We want to hear you

Pandemic speeds up consumer preferences towards casual and sports footwear

Premium ContentNov 19, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
As part of the third edition of the Business Conditions Survey, we have asked our Panel of Exports about the perspectives for the market share of different types of footwear. The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be speeding up existing trends

How consumers value different features of footwear

Premium ContentNov 17, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
In the third edition of the Business Conditions Survey we have questioned our Panel Members on their views regarding how consumers would react to a number of potentially desirable features of footwear. Find out the answers

What drives sales of footwear?

Premium ContentNov 16, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
Purchasing power, price, fashion, sustainability and climate are all driving footwear sales. However, how important are each of these in the moment the consumer chooses a new pair of shoes?

Impact of the pandemic on footwear consumption

Premium ContentNov 13, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic were inevitably the special topic of this edition of the World Footwear Business Condition Survey. Today we bring you more details about our Expert's views

Vietnam’s rise in footwear trade

Premium ContentNov 12, 2020 / Vietnam
The World Footwear’s Panel of Experts is forecasting Vietnam’s share of footwear exports to reach 11.5% in 2025. Last year Vietnam exported roughly 1.4 billion pairs of shoes

Footwear prices: manufacturers more pessimistic than traders

Premium ContentNov 11, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
This is one of the main findings of the third edition of the Business Conditions Survey held last month. Complete report now available to download free of charge
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