World Footwear


Colombian footwear industry slows down in 2023

Sep 20, 2023 / Colombia
After growing substantially in 2022, the Colombian footwear industry slowed down in 2023 due to the impact of high inflation, rising costs and low consumption, says ACICAM’s Vice President

Italian footwear exports to Russia increase despite the current context

Sep 12, 2023 / Italy
Exports of Italian footwear to Russia increased in value and volume in the first quarter of 2023, as compared to the same period last year

UK: footfall declined over Summer holidays

Sep 6, 2023 / United Kingdom
According to the data from British Retail Consortium Sensormatic IQ, footfall decreased by 1.6% in August, after rising by 1.8% in July, as compared to the same month of 2022

International economic context weighs on Brazilian footwear exports

Aug 14, 2023 / Brazil
Falling global growth rates and high inflation continue to affect the performance of Brazilian footwear exports, which have been declining in both volume and value in the past months

Primark lowers prices across selected ranges of kidswear essentials

Jul 31, 2023 / United Kingdom
The fashion retailer has announced that it will lower prices on essential children’s items from the end of July to help British families cope with the ongoing high inflation

Wave of layoffs continues in Vietnam

Jul 14, 2023 / Vietnam
An estimated 217 800 people have lost their jobs in Vietnam in the second quarter of 2023 due to the significant decline in orders since the end of 2022, says the General Statistics Office (GSO)

Italian footwear exports grow in value but decline in volume

Jul 13, 2023 / Italy
In the first quarter of 2023, Italian footwear exports increased by 16.1% in value, but declined by 2% in volume, as compared to the same period of 2022, says Assocalzaturifici

UK Retail: a too-long string of ifs damps the mood

Premium ContentJun 29, 2023 / United Kingdom
Consumer confidence in the UK has yet to take off to somehow improve retailers’ mood in the textile and footwear sectors. Rising wages, falling energy bills and even slightly lower inflation may help brighten the atmosphere, but the uncertainty surrounding all of these factors doesn’t help retail much at present. For now, except for sticking to their previous conservative import decisions and watching closely for upcoming changes in consumption patterns, there’s little to be done

UK-listed retailers' profit warnings fall to the lowest quarterly total since 2020

May 5, 2023 / United Kingdom
In the first quarter of 2023, UK-listed retailers' profit warnings fell to the lowest quarterly total since 2020, but “persistent inflation, high-interest rates and tightening consumer spending” continue to challenge the sector

US: footwear industry sales to stabilize through 2025

Mar 6, 2023 / United States
Following the pandemic-fuelled instability experienced since 2020, US footwear sales are expected to stabilize over the next three years, growing at a steady pace of 1%, says the NPD Group

UK consumer confidence rebounds to the highest level in almost a year

Mar 3, 2023 / United Kingdom
The latest data by GfK shows that UK consumer confidence hit in February the highest level since April 2022, thus displaying households’ resilience despite the cost-of-living crisis

UK consumer confidence picked up in the last quarter of 2022

Jan 25, 2023 / United Kingdom
The latest Deloitte Consumer Tracker revealed that after 15 months of consecutive decline, UK consumer confidence improved slightly by 0.6% in the last quarter of 2022 to -19.7%

British Retail Consortium forecasts low retail sales growth for 2023

Jan 4, 2023 / United Kingdom
According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), UK retail sales will grow between 2.3% to 3.5% in 2023, with the pace somewhat picking up in the second half of the year

Brazilian footwear production to grow at a lower rate in 2023

Dec 30, 2022 / Brazil
As the year closes with an estimated growth of 3%, Brazil's footwear production rate is expected to decline to 1.6% in 2023 due to the macroeconomic slowdown and the gradual return of China to the global market

US: majority of SMBs are contemplating nearshoring

Dec 28, 2022 / United States
According to a survey released by the tech company Capterra, 88% of small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are considering or have already switched some of their suppliers closer to the US
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