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2023 could bring a loss of 56 million pairs in Europe's consumption

Premium ContentJan 30, 2023 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we have asked our panel of experts about their perspectives regarding footwear consumption, in their domestic market and globally

Rosana Perán Bazán (Fice & Pikolinos): price is a short-term advantage but added value is forever

Premium ContentJan 3, 2023 / Spain
Watch the interview with Rosana Perán Bazán, FICE President & Grupo Pikolinos Vice-President. We had a nice conversation with Rosana to understand the state of the footwear industry in Spain, and discuss some of the pressing issues of the footwear industry

Cost of merchandise and raw materials is the main concern of the industry

Premium ContentDec 30, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
In the current edition of World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, problems associated with the cost of merchandise and raw materials account for more than 80% of responses relating to the main difficulties felt by the footwear industry

Employment in the sector not expected to grow in 2023

Premium ContentDec 26, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
According to the perspectives of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted in November, employment in the footwear industry should stabilize or decrease in the next few months

Footwear prices to increase 11%

Premium ContentDec 19, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Our panel of experts expects footwear prices to increase over the course of the next six months. This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey conducted in November. Read more about it today

Consumption stagnation, price increases, and drop in employment expected for 2023

Premium ContentDec 9, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
This is the main outcome of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted in November. Today we bring you a summary of some of the main conclusions

Consumption stagnation, price increases, and drop in employment expected for 2023

Dec 5, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
This is the main outcome of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted in November. Today we bring you a summary of some of the main conclusions

Ellen Schmidt-Delvin: we are all looking to Europe to show us the next innovation

Premium ContentNov 30, 2022 / United States
Today we are sharing with you an interview with Ellen Schmidt-Delvin, Cofounder and Executive Director, University of Oregon. We have talked with Ellen about traceability, sustainability and innovation and all pressing issues of the footwear industry

Denis Falardeau (Shoe Manufacturers Association of Canada): I am very optimistic for 2023

Premium ContentNov 17, 2022 / Canada
We spoke with Denis Falardeau, President of the Shoe Manufacturers Association of Canada, to better understand the trajectory of the Canadian footwear industry, the recent transformations in the country’s retail and why the industry is well-positioned for the future

Interview with Julia Guzenko (Giardini) from Ukraine

Premium ContentNov 11, 2022 / Ukraine
Our newest interview is with Julia Guzenko, owner of chain store Giardini, based in Ukraine. We have talked to Julia about the conditions of working in war time. Watch the video

Spain Retail: footwear retail fears the end of the year on account of macroeconomic uncertainty

Premium ContentOct 28, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Looking exclusively into the available evidence from the comparison between the monthly behaviour of footwear imports and the TCF (Textile, Clothing, & Footwear) Retail Index in Spain, as well as the TCF Retail Indicator by Eurostat, there are not yet red lights on the retail side, so far. But, as more consumers struggle to make ends meet with high inflation and increases in gas and electricity, footwear retail is expected to soon be a victim of the need to divert from non-essentials. Meanwhile, online sales appear to have stabilized, so, with the COVID-19 influence out of the picture, it is up to retailers to continue investing in this channel, where there is much yet to be done

Global footwear production up by 8.6% in 2021

Premium ContentAug 9, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today

Elias Gröndal: the European footwear industry will be very strong

Premium ContentAug 1, 2022 / Sweden
Today we spoke with Elias Gröndal, founder and CEO of the online footwear sourcing platform FindSourcing, now Resourced. We discussed some of the main topics impacting the footwear industry at the moment. Watch the video with our conversation

Footwear in Switzerland – a country snapshot

Premium ContentJul 25, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
After focusing on the footwear business in Poland, South Africa, South Korea and Russia, today, we bring you a new country snapshot, this time analysing in detail the Swiss footwear industry

Port bottlenecks in the US are spreading into freight rail networks

Jul 6, 2022 / United States
The bottlenecks that have constrained the country’s supply chains are now extending from the docks to the freight rail networks, raising costs and difficulties for importers
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