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Footwear - Yue Yuen Says Work Stoppage Ended

After last April’s massive strike Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings Ltd., which makes shoes for clients including Adidas and Nike Inc., said employees ended a one-day work stoppage in its factory in the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai, according to a report from Bloomberg
28 Jul 2014

Vietnam - More footwear and leather goods firms relocating to Vietnam

Footwear giants such as Nike, Adidas and Puma have been moving their orders from China and Bangladesh into Vietnam during the first part of this year, according to the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO).
24 Jul 2014

United States of America - Wolverine to rationalize store numbers

US footwear giant Wolverine plans to close 140 stores in mainland USA by 2015. The aim is to reorganize and improve the distribution network and the company’s balance sheet.
22 Jul 2014

Italy - Footwear factories closing

Leatherbiz reports that more than 100 footwear and components makers went out of business in Italy during the part of this year as the economy continues to drag down domestic spending.
22 Jul 2014

Bangladesh - Record leather exports

The leather industry in Bangladesh has set records for exports that soared 32.1% year-on-year to US$1.29 billion in the immediate past fiscal year, according to the Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau.
15 Jul 2014

Vietnam - Leather and footwear trade show

Experts from Germany will be among speakers at the International Footwear & Leather Products Exhibition (IFLE) in Vietnam this month, outlining trade policies in the ASEAN market and trends in the South East Asia market.
14 Jul 2014
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