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    ​Global luxury footwear sales seen up by 14% in 2021


    Worldwide sales of luxury footwear could surge by 14 percent next year after an estimated 12 percent drop this year, according to two surveys. The sector continues to find support from demand for sneakers.

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    Wellness, sustainability, localism, online interaction are growing trends with Covid


    For months, fashion-industry entrepreneurs and retailers have been struggling with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic while at the same time trying to map out future strategies in a rapidly-evolving commercial environment. In a webinar titled “2022 Fashion Market, Shifts Strategies”, hosted online by Expo Riva Schuh ...

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    The casual shoe market grew by 6.0% in 2019


    According to a study conducted by Shoe Intelligence in collaboration with Sporting Goods Intelligence , the branded casual footwear market grew by 6.0 percent in terms of invoiced dollars to an estimated level of $20.8 billion in 2019, in spite of strong competition from the athletic footwear brands in ...

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    Bangladesh’s leather footwear exports fall by 21.2% in 2019/2020


    Bangladesh’s exports of leather footwear declined by 21.2 percent in the fiscal year ended in June 2020 to $478.75 million. While, exports of other footwear rose by 2.1 percent to $277.13 million. Total exports of Bangladesh’s leather industry declined by 21.8 percent to $797.6 million during the period. Footwear ...

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    Only a quarter of U.K. companies are ready for Brexit


    Only 24 percent of U.K. business leaders believe that their businesses are fully ready for the end of the Brexit transition period, which concludes on Dec. 31, according to a survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) . According to the survey, 19 percent of respondents said that ...

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    Italian shoe exports down by 9.2% in value in Q1


    Italian shoe exports fell by 9.2 percent year-on-year in value to €2.43 billion in the first quarter of 2020, and by 14.7 percent in volume to 52.7 million pairs as the industry was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data released by the footwear association Assocalzaturifici . In ...

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    Amazon and other marketplaces may be in for a reckoning over illegal sales


    Why the sale of illegal products through online platforms could become a problem for Amazon and other marketplaces – and why the widespread circumvention of EU competition law may soon be over

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    One thing is growing faster than online fashion sales: digital CMR


    The Covid-19 pandemic has truly changed the rules of the fashion retail game, accelerating some trends that were already developing and leading to completely new scenarios that are testing the strengths of even the strongest brands. Digitilization is a major force in this scenario, but it is not growing fastest ...

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    Indonesia footwear industry loses 400,000 jobs due to Covid-19


    Nearly 400,000 workers in Indonesia’s footwear and leather industry have been forced to stop working so far due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to preliminary data from Indonesia footwear producers’ association, Aprisindo . Many factories have temporarily closed, while capacity at others has been reduced to about 40 percent to ...

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    Brazil's shoe production may fall by 30% in 2020


    The Brazilian footwear trade association, Abicalçados , forecast that production in the sector should fall by 21 percent to 30 percent in 2020, adding up to 191 million to 265 million fewer pairs of shoes compared to last year and dropping to the level last seen 16 years ago. ...

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    Italian retailers face huge downturn, slow recovery


    The Italian non-food retail sector risks losing a fifth of its businesses by the end of the year and nearly half of its revenues without financial help and government support to stimulate the economy. The sector could also take more than eight years to return to pre-Covid-19 levels, according to ...

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    Spain, Portugal to benefit from accelerated reshoring


    The novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic could lead to an acceleration in the reshoring of manufacturing to Europe. Alicia Garcia-Herrera , senior fellow at the European think tank Bruegel , said in an interview with Exame magazine that the shift could be significant for countries such as Spain and Portugal. ...

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    The casual shoe market grows by 4.7%


    This exclusive chart shows the sales development of the largest casual shoe companies (2019 to 2018). This is exclusive data and analysis for Professional Members.

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    The casual footwear market speeds up


    Like the athletic brands, the more casual footwear brands enjoyed stronger growth in 2017 than they had done in the previous year, boosted by increased demand for comfort and good looks. According to our annual study of the segment, the casual branded shoe market enjoyed a sales increase of 7.2 ...