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VF Corp temporarily closes 60% of its stores in China

The U.S. headquartered footwear and lifestyle apparel manufacturer said its financial results in the Asia Pacific region will be impacted by the coronavirus crisis in the near term, but the Group remains confident that it is well positioned to tackle the challenging situation.

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Moderate outcome to Première Vision Leather

The impact of the coronavirus on visitor numbers and the closeness of the Premiere Vision Paris (PVP) to other key industry events may have reduced visitor numbers attending the latest edition of Premiere Vision Leather in Paris taking place February 11-13.

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Stahl BeTan improves environmental impact

The specialty chemical manufacturer recently launched BeTan beamhouse and tanning portfolio is said to underline its commitment to using responsible chemistry to improve the environmental impact of the supply chain.

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Hong Kong protests not expected to impact APLF 2020

The next edition of APLF will be held on March 31 – April 2, 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre with a new layout and a host of fresh initiatives. In an exclusive interview with ILM, Perrine Ardouin, Director of APLF, reveals details of the next edition and addresses concerns over the current political unrest in Hong Kong and potential impact on the show. 

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Promoting a positive image

We are living in a time of profound changes within the global arena. From trade wars to digital transformation and the challenges of sustainability, not to mention the struggle to attract young people to our sector. All these topics are interconnected. They have a strong impact on our industries and will have to be addressed during my mandate. My aim is to contribute to the industry’s overall objective of reinforcing the status of Europe as the global footwear lead. 

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