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Pandemic restrictions slow growth of retail imports

Growth in imports at the U.S.’ largest retail container ports has slipped from double to single digits as a result of continued pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, according to the National Retail Federation’s Global Port Tracker report.

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Deckers Brands partners with FDRA as sustainability partner

The U.S. footwear and apparel manufacturer Deckers Brands has become a 2021 Sustainability Strategic Partner for Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA). As a partner, the company will work together to drive change within the footwear and apparel industry.

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New research on behaviour of Covid-19 on leather footwear

Researchers have endeavoured to understand how the coronavirus behaves on leather to help the footwear industry recover from the effects of Covid-19. The team at De Montfort University in Leicester (DMU) worked with the British Footwear Association (BFA), which represents the smallest artisan shoemakers to the largest and best-known brands in the world, to test samples of the most popular leathers used for shoes.

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