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United States of America - 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, writes ILM.
Argentina - Beef export ban has helped no one
The restrictions on the export of beef from Argentina, which was due to run out on August 31, has been extended until October 31, writes The Sauer Report. The ban restricts the export of beef to 50% of the volume exported the prior year and was implemented to stop the price rises of beef for the domestic population, but it is reported to have done the opposite.
5th World Leather Congress - On 1 November 2021 at the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis-Ababa
Taking place in Addis Ababa in 2021, the events will commence on November 1, with the 5th World Leather Congress (WLC) organised by the International Council of Tanners and ALLPI under the theme ‘Leather – a Gift of Nature’.
Raw Materials - U.S. Cattle Hide Value Declines Significantly in Wake of COVID-19
The global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has hit almost every market fast and hard. The United States Hide, Skin & Leather Association has reported an alarming impact on both the hide and leather industry, as well as agriculture. Before the crisis, the supply chain was already dealing with a lull in demand and declining prices, but the credit value for animal by-products, particularly hides, has now dropped to an all-time low. Report by One 4 Leather
APLF Exhibitors in 2019
I was a lover of the big tote. It was my catch-all…everything from computer, iPad, make-up kit, wallet, notebook, medicines, cardigan, water bottle…and the list went on. It took a shoulder injury, possibly caused by all that weight I was lugging around on one shoulder, to convert me to the benefits of using a smaller backpack or handbag.
Covid-19 became very real to me as early as March 2020, when both my sister and her husband fell victim to it. Knowing their health struggles in the hospital but unable to physically reach out to them due to strict quarantine protocols made me very anxious and overly aware of the need to keep safe by staying home and limiting my exposure to the virus.
Congratulations again to the finalists, and see you at the virtual final judging ceremony!
Younger generations today are the most marketing literate ever and have seen through paternalistic marketing that has grown practised at persuading them to buy new product every season, or even every two weeks, on the basis that it is either out of date or needs to be renewed for the demands of Instagram. This “fast fashion” is starting to be rejected as a carrier of an ever-increasing number of societal and planetary woes.
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