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Demand for Italian Footwear Dips in Italy, While China Shows Growing Interest

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

As demand for luxury ramps up in China amid its swelling middle class, the country is taking in more Made in Italy shoes. Italy’s footwear production fell 2.4 percent in volume in the first nine months of the year, according to data from the National Association of Italian Footwear Manufacturers, Assocalzaturifici, and the domestic market…

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