A Ho Chi Minh City factory that supplies footwear for the likes of adidas and Nike is shutting down operations due to a COVID-19 outbreak detected at the plant according to Reuters. Vietnam’s health ministry stated that the factory would be shut down for 10 days in a statement.
Pouyuen Vietnam employs over 56,000 people and is Ho Chi Minh City’s largest employer. COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains for footwear brands and has resulted in shortened supply as well as delayed release dates for sought-after sneakers. The sneaker supply chain was disrupted earlier this year with the Suez Canal obstruction that happened in March 2021 and pushed back the release dates of sneakers such as the Nike SB Dunk Low “What the Paul” so we’ll see how this will affect Nike and adidas in the coming months.
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