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Pou Chen Vietnam unit told to halt footwear production Hannah Abdulla | 14 Apr 20

A unit of Taiwan's Pou Chen Corp, one of the world's largest manufacturers of branded athletic and casual footwear with customers including Nike and Adidas, has been ordered to halt operations at its Vietnamese production unit over concerns at how it is handling social distancing measures, local media say.

Kathmandu Holdings and Pou Chen achieve FLA accreditation Beth Wright | 29 Jun 18

The social compliance programmes of New Zealand outerwear brand Kathmandu Holdings and Pou Chen Group – a leading footwear manufacturer in Taiwan – have been accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) following a multi-year evaluation.

Shoe maker Pou Chen to privatise China retail unit Leonie Barrie | 23 Jan 18

Pou Chen Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of athletic and casual footwear, is to privatise its sportswear retail subsidiary in China.

Global news roundup Michelle Russell | 3 Dec 15

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.

VIEWPOINT: Pou Yuen strike underscores Vietnam challenges Leonie Barrie | 9 Apr 15

Strikes and protests are rare in Vietnam, but recent demonstrations by thousands of footwear factory workers underscore some of the challenges facing one of the industry’s main manufacturing hubs.

UPDATE: Production resumes at Vietnam footwear factory Katie Smith | 2 Apr 15

Production has resumed at a footwear factory in Vietnam, which supplies sporting goods majors Adidas, Puma and Asics, after workers took part in a six-day strike over new social insurance legislation.

Strike hits Adidas and Nike footwear supplier in Vietnam Katie Smith | 31 Mar 15

Major footwear manufacturer Pou Chen Group, which supplies Adidas and Nike, is in discussions with the Vietnamese government to address worker concerns at its Pou Yuen factory, which resulted in strike action.

CHINA: Adidas says its production has resumed at Yue Yuen Michelle Russell | 25 Apr 14

Adidas has confirmed its production facility within the Yue Yuen shoe factory is now fully operational following a near two-week strike, likely one of the country's largest in history.

UPDATE: CHINA: Adidas supplier in Government discussions over strike Michelle Russell | 16 Apr 14

Adidas has said it is closely monitoring the Yue Yuen shoe factory strike in China and that the supplier is in talks with the country's Government in a bid to address worker's concerns.

Global news roundup Katie Smith | 14 Dec 12

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

INDONESIA: Nike workers win $1m in unpaid overtime Leonie Barrie | 12 Jan 12

Sportswear giant Nike today (12 January) told just-style it "commends" one of its Indonesian suppliers after it agreed to reimburse workers more than US$1m in unpaid overtime.

INDONESIA: Nike promises action on worker abuse reports just-style.com | 14 Jul 11

Sporting goods giant Nike has promised “immediate and decisive action” after reports surfaced of unfair labour practices at two Indonesian factories making footwear for the company’s Converse brand.

HONG KONG: Daphne to buy Full Pearl stake for HK$195m just-style.com | 7 Jan 10

Chinese shoe manufacturer and retailer Daphne International Holdings Limited is investing HK$195m (US$25m) for a 60% stake in Full Pearl International Ltd, in a move that takes it into the high-end footwear market.

CHINA: Seminars on US apparel product safety issues just-style.com | 23 Jan 09

A series of seminars aimed at updating Chinese apparel and footwear firms on US product safety issues is being organised by the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) in March.

US: Pou Chen to install ERP software at Mexico plants just-style.com | 29 Oct 08

Taiwanese athletic shoe and apparel maker Pou Chen Corporation is to install Syspro enterprise resource planning (ERP) software at two of its units in Mexico to enhance manufacturing and distribution efficiencies.

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