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General outlook for the footwear industry is optimistic

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

Footwear in South Korea – a country snapshot

Premium ContentApr 28, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Today, we bring you our new country snapshot, this time focusing on South Korea, the 19th largest footwear consumer in the world, and a very attractive market due to its remarkable growth and consumer loyalty

Footwear in South Africa – a country snapshot

Premium ContentApr 11, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Today, we bring you our new country snapshot, this time focusing on South Africa, which ranks third among the top 3 footwear exports on the African continent, just behind Tunisia and Morocco. Nevertheless, it remains a net importer of footwear, being the 27th largest importer of footwear in the world in value

Reve de Flo produces women’s shoes until size 46

Mar 7, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese-based footwear company, focused on the women’s segment, has surprised once more. It now produces large shoe sizes by consumer demand

Leather Naturally publishes Guide to Modern Leather Making

Feb 25, 2022 / World
The Guide to Modern Leather Making (MLMG) intends to constitute a comprehensive tool to anyone wanting to learn more about the production of modern leather

DSW to invest 2 million USD into footwear factory in the US

Feb 24, 2022 / United States
Designer Brands, the parent of shoe retailer DSW, will partner up with Pensole College, ran by the footwear designer Dr. D’Wayne Edwards, to advance its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Thus, it will invest into the first black-owned factory in the US

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

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

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

Strike at Pou Chen’s factory in Vietnam

Jan 12, 2022 / Vietnam
Thousands went on strike at a factory in southern Vietnam that belongs to the Taiwanese manufacturer of branded sports footwear. Employees are demanding better year-end bonuses

140 million euros to transform the Portuguese footwear industry

Premium ContentJan 7, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry will invest 140 million euros, through the Footwear and Fashion Cluster, to become “the international reference in the development of sustainable solutions”

Brazilian footwear industry celebrates tax exemption on wages

Jan 5, 2022 / Brazil
The extension of the payroll exemption until the end of 2023 is good news for the footwear industry. The measure is seen as essential to maintain and create new jobs in the sector

Vietnamese workers reluctant to go back to work

Jan 5, 2022 / Vietnam
Generalized labour shortage across the manufacturing sector slows down Vietnam's economic recovery, despite companies offering better wages and benefits to attract workers back

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.

Argentinian footwear industry should grow by 10% over 2019

Dec 28, 2021 / Argentina
The forecast is from the President of the Chamber of the Footwear Industry, who noticed that companies would still be working at full capacity to meet demand at least in the first week of December
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