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Japan Retail: apparel and footwear retail will hardly remain safe amidst such troubling waters

Premium ContentNov 15, 2022 / Japan
The further easing of COVID-19 border control measures brought tourists back to the stores, but the anticipated consumption-led recovery is being curbed by the high wholesale inflation, as the weak yen is inflating the costs of imports. On the other end, if the yen depreciation is fostering exports, the fear of a global economic slowdown is a bearer of bad news. Both the Apparel & Accessories Retail and the Consumer Confidence indicator are currently trending down, and not to increase prices is no longer an option. As for online commerce, now that the pandemic boosting effect is over, the competitiveness between this channel and physical retail is at stake, however, it is yet soon to claim a winner

Japan Retail: imported inflation troubles retail despite positive signs on consumer mood

Premium ContentJul 18, 2022 / Japan
Despite positive signs regarding the consumers’ mood, which is leading the BoJ to focus on boosting domestic demand, retailers are facing imported inflation unseen for decades. So, as the yen sinks, it is more accurate to wonder whether Japanese companies’ margins can resist for much longer to fully pass on rising costs to consumers. In addition, the sanctions imposed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will certainly take a toll on retail, alongside persistent supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic, even as the country moves away from those times. Since expenses on energy and food cannot be readily cut, the slack demand for footwear already observed is far from being a surprise

Complexity of a shoe must be considered for a successful green transition

Jul 12, 2022 / European Union
The European social partners of the textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear (TCLF) sectors adopted a joint statement calling for action to ensure a successful green and digital transition

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

Europe: fashion brands don't share geographical location with manufacturing

Premium ContentJun 14, 2022 / Europe
When looking into the location of the main brands and manufacturing businesses of the European TCLF industry (Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear), one easily concludes about the existence of a dichotomy between brands and production

Footwear business not expected to be carbon neutral by 2050

Premium ContentMar 9, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Sustainability is becoming more of a real concern for businesses and inhabitants of this world. However, some claim this is just a fashion trend or a marketing tool. With that in mind we have asked our panel if the footwear industry will be able to be carbon neutral by 2050. Half of the respondents don’t believe that will happen

Fashion brands halt sales in Russia

Mar 7, 2022 / World
Pressure has been mounting on the Fashion industry to cut off commercial trading with Russia in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the 24th of February

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

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

Digital bricks trend grows

Jan 14, 2022 / World
The line between e-commerce and in-store retail continues to shrink in the mind of consumers, which gives a boost to the increase of the use of technology in-store

Average footwear export price to grow 20% by 2025

Premium ContentJan 3, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
The average export price of footwear has increased by more than 30% in the last decade. As new pressure points are felt in the footwear market, our experts believe that by 2025 the average footwear export price could be above 12 US dollars

Footwear prices on growing mode

Premium ContentJan 3, 2022 / World
The overall increase in prices, associated with the disruptions in the supply chain we have come to know since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been on the agenda for quite some time now. This trend affects necessarily the footwear industry across the entire supply chain, from suppliers of raw materials to final consumers. We have identified the key pointers that allow us to have a better understanding of this worldwide increase.

CCC uncovers new business strategy

Dec 10, 2021 / Poland
The Polish-based footwear group has unveiled its 'GO.25 Everything fashion. Omnichannel platform' strategy, with which it expects to triple annual revenue by 2025

Farfetch partners up with Clipper Logistics

Dec 2, 2021 / United Kingdom
The luxury platform has established a joint venture with the lead provider of e-fulfilment and returns management services to offer a global e-commerce fulfilment solution for luxury brands

UK: British Fashion Council posts blueprint for fashion circularity

Oct 28, 2021 / United Kingdom
The BFC’s Institute of Positive Fashion has presented a framework to address the impact of the fashion industry on the planet through linear production models
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