World Footwear

Supply chain

2023 could bring a loss of 56 million pairs in Europe's consumption

Premium ContentJan 30, 2023 / Business Conditions Survey
In the current 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

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

US: majority of SMBs are contemplating nearshoring

Dec 28, 2022 / United States
According to a survey released by the tech company Capterra, 88% of small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are considering or have already switched some of their suppliers closer to the US

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

Ellen Schmidt-Delvin: we are all looking to Europe to show us the next innovation

Premium ContentNov 30, 2022 / United States
Today we are sharing with you an interview with Ellen Schmidt-Delvin, Cofounder and Executive Director, University of Oregon. We have talked with Ellen about traceability, sustainability and innovation and all pressing issues of the footwear industry

Letícia Sperb Masselli (Abicalçados): There is a shift in the market

Premium ContentSep 22, 2022 / Brazil
Today we bring an interesting interview with Letícia Sperb Masselli, Project Manager at Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association. Check the video out to learn more about some of the pressing issues of the moment

Jane Wilson, Chairman of BFA: as one collective voice, we are much stronger

Premium ContentSep 16, 2022 / United Kingdom
We spoke with footwear veteran Jane Wilson, recently named Chairman of the British Footwear Association (BFA), about the role of the Association in the current challenging macroenvironment and the main challenges for the British footwear industry in the future

Elias Gröndal: the European footwear industry will be very strong

Premium ContentAug 1, 2022 / Sweden
Today we spoke with Elias Gröndal, founder and CEO of the online footwear sourcing platform FindSourcing, now Resourced. We discussed some of the main topics impacting the footwear industry at the moment. Watch the video with our conversation

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

adidas lowers expectations for 2022

May 10, 2022 / Germany
After a revenue decline of 35% in Greater China thanks to a challenging market environment and COVID-19 lockdowns, the company reduced its outlook for 2022 to the lower end of the range

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

Covestro: towards a climate-neutral future

Premium ContentApr 22, 2022 / Germany
We spoke with Tony Wu, Global Product Manager for Textile Coatings, and Dr. Dirk Achten, Head of Modern Coatings & Adhesive Technologies, to discuss how sustainability and innovation fuel the company’s growth, and which solutions best serve the footwear industry
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