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Positive perspectives about the health of footwear business

Premium ContentJun 25, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
Almost 60% of the respondents of the last edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey seem confident regarding the health of their businesses. The 10th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey results are now available

Industry is antecipating an increase in the quantity of footwear sold

Premium ContentJun 18, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
According to the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey more than 60% of the respondents expect quantities of footwear traded to increase. All results are now available

Cost of raw materials and insufficient demand continues to worry the footwear industry

Premium ContentJun 4, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
Respondents of the 10th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey reveal that cost of raw materials and insufficient demand continue to negatively impact their businesses

Footwear experts expect importance of digital retail channels to continue to increase

Premium ContentMay 28, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
Since the first edition of this survey, we have been asking our panel of experts about their expectations regarding the evolution of the percentage that different retail channels represent in the total sales of footwear in their country

Footwear survey reveals optimistic outlook

Premium ContentMay 21, 2024 / Business Conditions Survey
The results of the 10th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey are now available. Despite the macroeconomic scenario, the overall outlook remains optimistic

The rise of the second-hand fashion market

Premium ContentMay 14, 2024 / World
The global second-hand fashion market is expected to reach 350 billion USD by 2028, according to ThredUP's latest resale report. Value-conscious consumers, a greater concern for the environment and a desire for uniqueness seem to be driving this “revolution”, with new generations leading the way

Footwear retail in 2024: signs of recovery or a bumpy ride ahead?

Premium ContentMay 7, 2024 / World
High inflation squeezed margins in footwear retail throughout 2023. To glimpse the industry's 2024 outlook, we analysed results from key players like manufacturers Yue Yuen and Stella Holdings and retailers Foot Locker, JD Sports, Shoe Carnival, and Genesco

2023: a year of mixed results in casual and outdoor

Premium ContentApr 30, 2024 / World
In a challenging year for retail, marked by high inflation and weaker consumer demand, we looked at how some of the key players in the casual and outdoor segment are faring and whether some may be poised for a comeback

Inflation threw a curveball at sportswear spending in 2023

Premium ContentApr 22, 2024 / World
The sportswear segment has proven not to be immune to the effects of inflation, with most of global players seeing their sales slow in 2023. Caution seems to prevail in 2024, but there are signs that consumer spending could pick up later in the year

Zara and H&M allegedly linked to illegal deforestation, land grabbing and violence

Apr 18, 2024 / World
NGO Earthsight has accused H&M and Inditex of allegedly using cotton linked to land grabbing, illegal deforestation, violence, human rights violations and corruption in Brazil

Luxury hit the brakes in 2023

Premium ContentApr 16, 2024 / World
Ahead of the 2024 first quarter results, here’s a look at the sales figures reported by the world’s major luxury players in 2023, which were in general affected by a slowdown in luxury demand

Puma launches first global campaign in 10 years

Apr 15, 2024 / Germany
The German-based sportswear company has recently launched the “See The Game Like We Do: FOREVER. FASTER.” campaign to reinforce its positioning as “the fastest sports brand” in the world

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

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
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