World Footwear

Consumption

Latvia: major problem is significant drop in demand

Premium ContentFeb 9, 2021 / Latvia
According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia there are only a few SME companies producing footwear and they have been operating with no specific limitations. We have spoken with the representatives of the industry to understand the current situation in the country

US: steepest contraction in footwear consumption in 60 years

Premium ContentFeb 5, 2021 / United States
The US, one of the largest footwear markets, is the country registering more positive cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic. We have spoken with Matt Priest, President & CEO of the FDRA, the local footwear association, about the current situation in the country

Pakistan: decline in foreign orders, but domestic market is doing well

Premium ContentJan 28, 2021 / Pakistan
We spoke with the Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers Association (PFMA) to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the footwear industry in the country. Footwear companies focused on the internal market are performing better than exporting ones

Germany: closed stores are the big issue for this industry

Premium ContentJan 26, 2021 / Germany
Currently holding the 10th position in the list of countries with more cases of peope infected with COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic, Germany currently has a stern lockdown in place. We spoke with HDS/L - Federal Association of German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry to learn what is happening with the local industry

How is COVID-19 impacting the footwear industry in different countries?

Premium ContentJan 26, 2021 / World
With the world fast approaching 100 million cases of infected people and with vaccination now in place in several countries, we did a round of conversations with footwear associations across the world to understand what the current situation of the footwear industry is in their countries, and to learn where and in what conditions are footwear stores open

Spain: third wave of the pandemic hits the country

Premium ContentJan 22, 2021 / Spain
As the country is living another wave of the pandemic, we have spoken to FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries to learn the latest about the impacts of COVID-19 in the Spanish footwear industry

Portugal: retail closes, manufacturing is functioning as usual

Jan 18, 2021 / Portugal
The country is living in another State of Emergency, at least until the 30th of January. Industry, distribution and schools remain open and functioning as usual. Non-essential retail is once again closed

England with new general confinement

Jan 6, 2021 / England
The country is going into lockdown to try to avoid further pressure to an NHS already challenging its limits. This is the third confinement since the outbreak of COVID-19 back in March 2020. Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are also implementing similar measures

Confinement in the UK: What are the restrictions in Scotland?

Jan 6, 2021 / Scotland
Scotland has its own restriction levels ranging from zero to four. From midnight on the 4th of January, the mainland will move to "enhanced level four restrictions" until at least the end of the month. The islands will stay in tier three

UK: 177 000 retail jobs lost in 2020

Jan 4, 2021 / United Kingdom
The Centre for Retail Research found that a total of 176 718 retail jobs were lost in 2020. The same source is predicting a loss of an additional 200 000 jobs in 2021

Spain Retail: After the hit of COVID-19, retail is still trying to recover

Premium ContentDec 21, 2020 / Spain
Similarly to what happened in other countries, the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Retail Sales have lived dramatic moments with the first wave of COVID-19 hitting Spain, one of the European countries with most critical sanitary emergency. TCF sales almost disappeared in April and although the scenario improved from there, one cannot say that recovery materialised completely in the South Europe country

European retail collapses

Premium ContentDec 18, 2020 / Europe
After registering growth, albeit moderate (1%), in 2019, the European clothing and footwear retail sector is being heavily penalized by the pandemic. Up to September, the cumulative drop in retail sales of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear sectors amounts to 24.4%

Wales enters strict lockdow: non-essential retail to close

Dec 17, 2020 / United Kingdom
The country will enter into a strict nationwide lockdown, especially over Christmas and on the days to follow

UK: ongoing uncertainty is making it harder for businesses to prepare

Dec 16, 2020 / United Kingdom
The alert comes from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), which has also urged consumers to refrain from stockpiling food before Britain leaves the EU on the 1st of January

US shopping app downloads with a record of 2.8 million on Black Friday

Dec 14, 2020 / United States
According to preliminary estimates by Sensor Tower Store Intelligence, mobile shopping app installation hit a new single-day record on Black Friday, with around 2.8 million downloads, up by nearly 8% year over year
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