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Vapesol opens industrial unit dedicated to EVA soles

Apr 22, 2022 / Portugal
The investment, which amounted to around 2 million euros, will enable the Portuguese soles manufacturer to answer the increasing demand of customers for this type of sole

Lenzing: a circular economy requires more innovation and collaboration

Premium ContentMar 24, 2022 / Austria
We spoke with Florian Heubrandner, Vice President Global Textiles Business at Lenzing AG, and Birgit Schnetzlinger, Head of Functional Wear Segment, to better understand how sustainability helped the company become a global technology leader in fibres’ production and discuss a more sustainable future for the industry

APLF to discuss the post-pandemic future of the footwear industry

Mar 21, 2022 / United Arab Emirates
The second edition of the Global Footwear Executive Summit, to be held on the 31st of March, will bring together top players of the industry to explore digitalization, pricing and sustainability strategies

Omicron outbreak in China raises fears of more supply chain disruptions

Mar 21, 2022 / China
Chinese authorities are imposing new COVID-19 restrictions to fight the surge of Omicron-variant infections, which is raising concerns over further disruptions to the global supply chain

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

Italian footwear industry concerned over conflict in Ukraine

Mar 2, 2022 / Italy
The Italian Footwear Manufacturers' Association has shown concern over the impact of the conflict on the footwear trade. Russia and Ukraine are important markets for the Italian footwear

Vietnamese factories to continue working amid Omicron surge

Feb 21, 2022 / Vietnam
Despite a new peak in COVID-19 infections, the high vaccination rate has enabled factories to continue producing, reversing last year’s policy of lockdowns

Cost of merchandise and raw materials is the main concern of the footwear business

Premium ContentFeb 3, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
The COVID-19 pandemic created pressure on the global supply chains, which has resulted in shortages of materials and increased transport prices. The cost of merchandise and raw materials is now the main concern of the footwear industry

Rising inflation is a top concern for global CEO’s

Feb 2, 2022 / World
According to the 2022 C-Suite Outlook survey, rising inflation, labour shortages, supply chain disruptions and changing consumer behaviours are the top-of-mind concerns for executives

Price of footwear is the most important driver in the buying decision

Premium ContentJan 31, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
A combination of factors will determine the consumer’s decision to choose a pair of shoes. With a view to find out what are the most relevant drivers in that process, we have asked our experts to choose the most relevant factors. Price is at the top of the list

Sneakers and sports related footwear to continue on the rise

Premium ContentJan 27, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
It doesn’t come as a surprise, but the conclusions from enquiring our Panel of Experts of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey point to a continuation of the trend around sneakers and sports related footwear. Read more about it today

Coats launches fibre-laying technology for footwear

Jan 20, 2022 / United Kingdom
The British industrial thread manufacturer has launched Lattice Lite Eco, which uses sustainable materials, to create footwear composite materials

Digital, digital and more digital

Premium ContentJan 14, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Digital channels are increasingly important and during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many retail businesses had to quickly adjust from in-store to digital sales. More then ever, the focus seems to be on the digital

Italian Government supports the leather industry

Jan 13, 2022 / Italy
The Minister of Economic Development, Giancarlo Giorgetti, has announced a non-repayable grant of 10 million euros to support the Italian tanning industry

Traders and manufacturers with positive prospects about footwear sales

Premium ContentJan 7, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Since the first edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey conducted in the second semester of 2019, this is the most positive result obtained: traders and manufacturers are extremely optimistic about footwear sales
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