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2020: a dark year for the footwear industry but better than the worst forecasts

Jul 30, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2020 footwear production and exports fell by 15.8% and 19% respectively. Data are taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association. Previous forecasts were gloomier, and the World Footwear Experts Panel had pointed to a drop in global footwear consumption in 2020 of more than 20%. Final numbers for 2020 in the developed countries of Europe and North America are in line with such expectations. However, Asia and less developed countries outperformed expectations thus supporting a lower plunge in the global footwear industry

How is COVID-19 impacting footwear retail in different countries?

May 25, 2021 / World
With the world fast approaching 180 million cases of infected people and with vaccination now in place in several countries, we bring a summary of our latest Flash Reports focused on some key markets

Gen Z: savvy digital shoppers

May 12, 2021 / World
A new research by Sitecore "What makes Gen Z shopper tick since the pandemic" reveals that 64% of them want to keep buying mainly online

Pandemic has changed consumer habits

May 7, 2021 / World
London-based data and analysis company YouGov surveyed more than 19.000 consumers in 17 markets worldwide to find out about their shopping behaviours. The main findings were revealed in their latest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Report 2021

Nike remains the world's top valuable apparel brand

Apr 14, 2021 / World
According to data from the Brand Finance Apparel 50 2021 report, Nike is the world’s most valuable apparel brand for the seventh consecutive year. The total value of the world’s top 50 most valuable apparel companies declined by 8%

How is COVID-19 impacting the footwear industry in different countries?

Premium ContentJan 26, 2021 / World
With the world fast approaching 100 million cases of infected people and with vaccination now in place in several countries, we did a round of conversations with footwear associations across the world to understand what the current situation of the footwear industry is in their countries, and to learn where and in what conditions are footwear stores open

COVID-19 pushes luxury industry to its sharpest fall

Nov 23, 2020 / World
Global sales of luxury goods are expected to fall 23% to 217 billion euros this year, the biggest drop in its history and the first since 2009, due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, consultant Bain & Company estimates

The world's largest trade agreement

Nov 20, 2020 / World
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership was signed by China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia, plus ten Southeast Asian economies, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei

The world’s most expensive cities

Nov 18, 2020 / World
Paris and Zurich re-join Hong Kong at the top of the latest ranking of the world's most expensive cities, according to the latest information by The Economist

Imports of footwear with a dark picture in the first semester

Premium ContentNov 9, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The most recent statistics for footwear trade in 2020 show a very dark, albeit expected, picture. In the first semester of the year, footwear imports fell in almost every country

Leather Industry calls for the suspension of the Higg Index Score for Leather

Oct 15, 2020 / World
The global leather industry has formally asked the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) to suspend the score the non-profit organisation applies to leather in its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI)

Nike leads list of world’s most marketed brands

Oct 9, 2020 / World
According to the ranking World’s 50 Most Marketed Brands powered by Hookit, Nike derived 461.9 million US dollars in total sponsorship value from nearly 12 000 promoters and 5.56 billion social media engagements in the 12 months through August 2020

Nike, Zara and adidas are the most valuable fashion brands

Jul 17, 2020 / World
The BrandZ top 100 ranking of the world’s most valuable brands, released by WPP and Kantar, listed the Germany-based brand as number one brand in the apparel category. Nike is followed by European-based brands Zara and adidas

Visa: digital acceleration in Covid-19 era

May 26, 2020 / World
According to Visa's Chief Product Officer 13 million people in Latin America made their first-ever online purchase in March quarter. An increase in digital commerce spending was registered in the US

Footwear: several challenges arising from the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 24, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As they are non-essential goods, clothing, footwear and other fashion items are being particularly hit with the impact of the spread of Covid-19. Retailers and manufacturers are facing several challenges, and will continue to do so
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