World Footwear

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How can Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) be used by the footwear and leather goods sectors?

Premium ContentFeb 7, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
Access a new World Footwear Innovation Paper focused on new manufacturing tools available to the footwear and leather goods sectors and understand what 3D printing can do for your business

UK Retail Flash: bad odds for retail should consumer confidence remain on the floor

Premium ContentFeb 6, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
The Textile, Clothing, and Footwear (TCF) by the ONS stood above the 2019 baseline in the last two months of 2022, no doubt sustained by Christmas sales. But forecasts for the coming months are not so positive. The strain on household budgets due to the cost-of-living crisis will prove to be a challenge for retailers as well because while ongoing inflation will make sales appear to be rising, volumes will decline. Consumer confidence may be key in this equation. Even if it slightly improved in December, it was the first time in the GfK’s consumer confidence survey in the nearly 50-year history that a run of nine successive months of -40 pp or worse occurred. Should this continue, the odds are not good for retail

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

Italian leather goods industry is only cautiously optimistic

Jan 24, 2023 / Italy
The Italian leather goods industry grew from January to September 2022, but concerns over costs' increases and the situation in China are raising sirens in the industry

Brazilian footwear exports reach over 1.3 billion USD in 2022

Jan 13, 2023 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, last year, Brazil exported 141.9 million pairs of shoes, generating over 1.3 billion USD, up by 14.8% in volume and 45.5% in value, as compared to 2021

Colombian footwear industry struggles with labour shortage

Jan 5, 2023 / Colombia
2022 was a good year for the Colombian footwear industry, says ACICAM. But rising costs and, especially, the labour shortage might slow down production in 2023

Cost of merchandise and raw materials is the main concern of the industry

Premium ContentDec 30, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
In the current edition of World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, problems associated with the cost of merchandise and raw materials account for more than 80% of responses relating to the main difficulties felt by the footwear industry

Brazilian footwear production to grow at a lower rate in 2023

Dec 30, 2022 / Brazil
As the year closes with an estimated growth of 3%, Brazil's footwear production rate is expected to decline to 1.6% in 2023 due to the macroeconomic slowdown and the gradual return of China to the global market

Employment in the sector not expected to grow in 2023

Premium ContentDec 26, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
According to the perspectives of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted in November, employment in the footwear industry should stabilize or decrease in the next few months

Footwear prices to increase 11%

Premium ContentDec 19, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Our panel of experts expects footwear prices to increase over the course of the next six months. This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey conducted in November. Read more about it today

Consumption stagnation, price increases, and drop in employment expected for 2023

Premium ContentDec 9, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
This is the main outcome of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted in November. Today we bring you a summary of some of the main conclusions

Consumption stagnation, price increases, and drop in employment expected for 2023

Dec 5, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
This is the main outcome of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted in November. Today we bring you a summary of some of the main conclusions

Recycled footwear foam maker Blumaka starts producing in Central America

Nov 22, 2022 / United States
The Californian-based producer of footwear components has signed a lease on a manufacturing facility in El Salvador to expand production and provide US shoemakers with a closer production option

Venezuelan footwear production supplies 25% of domestic demand

Oct 21, 2022 / Venezuela
Despite encouraging figures concerning footwear production, CAVECAL notes that high production costs and bank financing restrictions are the main reasons holding footwear companies back

France Retail: news are not uplifting footwear retail

Premium ContentOct 19, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
The Footwear Retail Sales Index (by BdF) reached in July its lower score in thirteen months in a row, and data from imports from the same month which will most likely make importers revise their decisions to the downside after the increasing value available for june. Despite a slight relief in consumer confidence in August due to Governmental aid, the increase in prices left little space in the wallet for discretionary footwear purchases. Meanwhile, online retail seems to have gained about 50 percentage points in 30 months in France, but data does not allow us yet to conclude whether the footwear segment shares this performance
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