Marik­ina footwear in­dus­try gets boost

Manila Times - - News -

THE Marik­ina City gov­ern­ment gave a boost to the city’s shoe in­dus­try by pro­mot­ing the footwear in­dus­try, which ex­pe­ri­enced a de­cline in sales and pro­duc­tion in the past few years.

Marik­ina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said the city gov­ern­ment has pro­vided all kinds of sup­port to shoe man­u­fac­tur­ers and shoe fac­to­ries to give the city’s footwear in­dus­try the needed boost.

“They [shoe­mak­ers] are now

no longer com­plain­ing about lower sales,” Teodoro said in an in­ter­view over the week­end.

Ac­cord­ing to the “2017 Sa­p­atos Fest Com­par­a­tive Sales Re­port,” the shoe in­dus­try posted 5 per­cent growth sales in 2016. This in­creased to 36 per­cent in 2017.

“The sales has in­creased. There’s re­ally a mar­ket here. We have a lot of whole­sale buy­ers from other cities who buy shoes, leather bags, slip­pers, wal­lets, and other leather goods,” Teodoro said.

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