World Footwear


FDRA calls on Biden administration to eliminate footwear tariffs

Apr 30, 2024 / United States
Matt Priest, president and CEO of the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA), called on the Biden administration to eliminate tariffs on footwear in order to address rising shoe prices

Trade associations from around the world call on countries to defend maritime safety

Feb 9, 2024 / World
In response to the recent attacks in the Red Sea, more than 100 trade associations are calling on countries to join, support or align with the mission of Operation Prosperity Guardian, an initiative that stands for maritime safety

US: footwear prices increased in October

Nov 24, 2023 / United States
While overall consumer prices remained stable, as compared to the previous month, retail shoe prices in October rose by 1.1% year-over-year, the sharpest increase in eleven months

US: footwear prices fall while overall inflation rises

Sep 20, 2023 / United States
Data from the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) for the month of August shows that footwear prices continue to drop despite accelerating inflation

Pensole Lewis College, FDRA and Arsutoria launch footwear creators scholarship programme

Apr 12, 2023 / United States
The three entities have joined forces to provide manufacturing and development training to aspiring footwear designers and educators through the Footwear Creators Scholarship programme

US: footwear prices increase but at a slower pace

Oct 21, 2022 / United States
While high inflation remains a concern for the country's economy, data from the FDRA continues to suggest that the increase in footwear prices is somewhat moderating

US footwear price increases appear to be slowing down

Sep 23, 2022 / United States
Despite rising inflation, data from the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) suggests that footwear prices are showing some signs of moderating, though slowly

US footwear industry expects sales to decline

Jul 13, 2022 / United States
According to the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA), the footwear industry is pulling back on hiring and investment due to a major forecast of weaker sales for the next six months

FDRA launches Footwear Trade Show Alliance

Apr 5, 2022 / United States
The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America has announced the launch of the initiative Footwear Trade Show Council to foster collaborative and aligned practices within the industry

Matt Priest: the US footwear industry is resilient and agile

Premium ContentMar 4, 2022 / United States
We have spoken to Matt Priest, who is the President & CEO of the Footwear Distributor & Retailers of America, to discuss in detail the achievement of the 100.7 billion US dollars record on consumer demand for shoes in 2021. We have also ventured into the future, going over the main concerns for the US footwear industry, such as rising inflation (7.5% in January), additional duties on Chinese consumers goods, but also the opportunities on the horizon

US shoppers intend to keep buying shoes online into the holidays

Nov 4, 2021 / United States
According to the latest poll of likely holiday footwear shoppers from FDRA and Emerson College, most of the respondents intend to purchase online. This trend remains stable from last year

US: footwear prices increase significantly

Oct 22, 2021 / United States
According to the Shoe Price Report issued by the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), footwear prices are increasing at the fastest rate in over 20 years, with year-to-date prices up by 3.2%

Matt Priest talks about FDRA and FFANY joining forces

Jun 18, 2020 / United States
This deal, which will place FFANY (Fashion Footwear Association of New York) under the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA) hierarchy, later in the year, follows years of talks about a possible union between the two parties

US associations issue joint statement on reports of forced labour

Mar 13, 2020 / United States
5 trade associations in the US issued a statement on reports of forced labour in the Xinjiang region of China, reinforcing they won't tolerate forced labour in their supply chains

US-China phase one trade deal announced

Oct 14, 2019 / United States
As part of the deal, the tariffs on the first 250 billion US dollars in trade will not increase to 30% on Tuesday as planned
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