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    Mall operator in Spain sees worrying decline in July traffic


    After a significant improvement in June, the footfall in Spanish malls managed by MVGM , the Dutch property management company, dropped sharply in July, raising concern that the sector may not enjoy a rapid recovery. Data released by the company, which oversees 1.1 million square meters of shopping space ...

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    Spanish footwear employers, unions call for more help


    The Spanish employers association Fice and the trade unions CCOO and UGT met on June 16 to analyze the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the footwear industry and have called on the authorities to help by extending the temporary lay-off mechanism ERTES at least until the ...

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    Spain permits large stores to open in “Phase 1” regions


    Spain’s Ministry of Health has revised its initial guidelines for stores re-openings in Phase 1 regions. By the estimate of the Spanish daily El País , about 70 percent of Spain is currently in Phase 1 of the country’s “de-escalation” of the Covid-19 lockdown. Madrid, Barcelona, certain other populous cities ...

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    Camper supports regional health services


    Camper has embarked on numerous initiatives to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The Spanish shoe brand has started to use its own 3D printers to manufacture components for medical protective visors. One hundred pieces can be printed each week at its facilities in the Balearic Islands to be given ...

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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. ...