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In the evolution of e-commerce post Covid-19, the fundamental fact to keep in mind is that consumers “leapt forward” by five years in the adoption of digital technologies in just eight weeks, with the majority of them having tried e-commerce for the first time
Italian export, the country’s economic growth driver which alone contributes to a third of GDP, after a 2019 of growth, suffers a setback due to the CRV, but is preparing to react
Months and months of growing difficulties are ahead of us. We talk to Stefano Patuanelli, former leader of the 5-Star Movement in the Senate, and since September 2019, Minister of Economic Development in Conte’s 2nd government, and we analyse the initiatives put into place by the Italian Government.
Interview with the President of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Maurizio Fugatti
After two months of mandatory isolation and a transitional phase characterised by fears regarding a possible re-emergence of Covid-19 and social distancing, we ask exactly how consumer trends will be influenced
At the end of the lockdown, our survey among the main players of the Italian footwear manufacturing districts presents the picture of a sector still in great difficulty
During the first months of the year, exports fell by -33.7% in volume and by -30% in value in March, while domestic consumption during the first four months of 2020, dropped-off by -33.7% in value and -29.7% in volume
An extremely strong impact on consumption in the month of April in Italy: the Confinprese-EY observatory records -91.3% for physical stores and +213.8% for online channels
The World Footwear survey confirms a pessimistic outlook with a downward trend as a result of Covid-19
With over 4,300 companies and 75,000 employees, the footwear sector represents one of the fundamental industrial segments of the fashion system and asks the Italian government to take prompt measures. Here are the key points proposed by Assocalzaturifici.
Also Francisco Santos, president of Couromoda and of Sao Paulo Feiras, makes his voice heard about the effects of the Coronavirus.
The group that is parent company to Michael Kors, Versace and Jimmy Choo has signed a definitive agreement that will see it take over the Pistoia-based atelier and shoe manufacturer. The deal is expected to close in the first three fiscal months of 2020.
Lyst draws up the classification of the most highly desired shoes of the last decade.
After the first six months of 2019, which saw footwear exports characterised by a dynamic positive trend in value and a favourable trade balance with double-digit growth, an alarming drop-off in volumes occurred, with a growing gap between leading designer labels and SMEs, and a domestic market in difficulty.