World Footwear


Portuguese footwear goes to school to prepare the generation of the future

May 22, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers' Association (APICCAPS) will carry out a three-years initiative in schools to attract a new generation of talent to the sector

Allbirds co-founder Tim Brown takes on a new role in the company

May 17, 2023 / United States
The co-founder and co-CEO of the Californian-based footwear brand has stepped down from his CEO role into Chief Innovation Officer. This move comes amid a round of lay-offs as losses mount

Pou Chen to slash further 6 000 jobs in Vietnam

May 16, 2023 / Vietnam
Amid a continuing wave of declining orders, the Taiwanese-based footwear manufacturer, which is one of the largest employers in Ho Chi Minh City, will lay off around 6 000 people

Gap to cut about 1 800 jobs

May 5, 2023 / United States
The US-based apparel company will lay off about 1 800 jobs to streamline operations and cut costs, thus joining the list of US companies that have been downsizing over the past months

Prada Group plans to hire over 400 workers

Apr 5, 2023 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group has announced that it plans to hire more than 400 people by the end of 2023 to increase its production capacity and craftsmanship expertise in Italy

Amazon to cut another 9 000 jobs

Mar 22, 2023 / United States
The online retail giant announced that will lay off more 9 000 employees in the coming weeks, on top of the previously announced cuts that began in November and extended into January

Sustainable, please. But not more expensive!

Premium ContentMar 7, 2023 / Business Conditions Survey
Sustainability is on the agenda of most footwear brands. Given such importance, in the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey we have asked our experts if consumers will be willing to pay more for sustainability

About 400 Turkish footwear factories destroyed in February's earthquakes

Mar 2, 2023 / Turkey
Around 400 footwear factories were smashed in the footwear cluster of Antakya during the two earthquakes that hit southern Turkey and north-western Syria on the 6th of February 2023

Pou Chen to cut 6 000 jobs in Vietnam

Mar 1, 2023 / Vietnam
The Taiwanese-based footwear manufacturer has reportedly slashed 3 000 jobs amidst weak demand. Another 3 000 people will not see their labour contracts extended by the end of the year

Zalando to cut hundreds of jobs

Feb 22, 2023 / Germany
The German-based online retailer announced that it will cut hundreds of jobs due to the increasingly challenging macroeconomic environment experienced after the COVID-19 pandemic

Sneaker’s share to continue increasing

Premium ContentFeb 14, 2023 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we asked our panel of experts how they expected sneakers’ share of international footwear trade to evolve by 2050

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

Puma named Global Top Employer in 2023

Jan 27, 2023 / Germany
The German-based sports company has been named global Top Employer 2023 by the Top Employers Institute, receiving also the award for four regions and twenty-two countries

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%

International Accord arrives in Pakistan

Jan 20, 2023 / Pakistan
The Pakistan Accord, expected to go into action in the upcoming spring, will address working conditions and safety within the textile and garment supply chains of brands sourcing in Pakistan
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