World Footwear

Organisations

Impact of COVID-19 in the supply chain

Premium ContentMar 5, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we asked our experts about their opinion on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on the location of footwear production for major international brands

Italian footwear production slows down

Feb 29, 2024 / Italy
Italy recorded a footwear production of 148 million pairs last year, down by 8.6% year-over-year and a far cry from 2019’s 179 million pairs, after a progressive slowdown since the start of 2023

Leather Naturally to mark its presence at the APLF 2024 trade fair

Feb 27, 2024 / World
The not-for-profit industry members association will attend the APLF 2024 trade fair, which will be held from the 19th to the 21st of March in Hong Kong, to promote the benefits of leather

Footwear consumption to grow by 9.5% in 2024

Premium ContentFeb 22, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we asked our panel about their expectations regarding the evolution of footwear consumption in the next year. Learn all about it in this new article

Pressure on the cost of materials continues to rank as the main difficulty for the business

Premium ContentFeb 19, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, 46% of the surveyed experts listed the cost of merchandise and raw materials as the number one difficulty for footwear businesses in the next six months

Importance of digital retail channels will continue to increase, survey reveals

Premium ContentFeb 14, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, half the experts surveyed said they believe digital retail channels will increase their share in footwear sales in the next three years

Indian leather and footwear industry to reach 47.1 billion USD by 2030

Feb 12, 2024 / India
India’s leather and footwear industry turnover is expected to grow significantly from around 17.3 billion today to 47.1 billion USD by 2030, according to a strategic document for the sector

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

UK retail sales growth slow in January amid weak demand

Feb 8, 2024 / United Kingdom
UK retail sales slowed in January, rising by just 1.2%, against a growth of 4.2% in January 2023, the British Retail Consortium said, warning that the high cost of living is entering its third year

Footwear retail prices expected to increase

Premium ContentFeb 7, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, panel members revealed their expectations regarding future increases in footwear retail prices. A sentiment influenced by the high inflation recently experienced

Abrameq lends its support to the CICB Sustainability Forum

Feb 1, 2024 / Brazil
The Brazilian Association of Machinery and Equipment Industries for the Leather, Footwear and Related Sectors has become a Gold Sponsor of the CICB Sustainability Forum, which will be held on the 13th of March during Fimec

Positive perspectives regarding the health of footwear business

Premium ContentJan 30, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we have asked our panel members about their opinions regarding the health of their businesses in the next six months. Get free access to the report with the main conclusions

30 000 visitors expected at the next edition of Aymod

Jan 29, 2024 / Turkey
Around 30 000 visitors and 400 exhibitors are expected at the next edition of the Aymod Footwear Fashion Fair, which will be held in Istanbul from the 28th of February to the 2nd of March

National Retail Foundation announces new board members

Jan 26, 2024 / United States
The National Retail Foundation (NRF), which is part of the National Retail Federation, has welcomed four new members to its board of directors

Employment: stabilisation is the word for the footwear industry

Premium ContentJan 25, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, two-thirds of our panel members responded that they believe the level of employment will stabilise in the next few months. Get free access to the report with the main conclusions
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