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UK Retail: COVID-19 might be alleviating but there is still no sunrise for Retail

Premium ContentOct 19, 2021 / United Kingdom
As vaccination levels increase and the restrictive measures are lifted the UK retail industry could be on the expectation that solid improvement would be on the way. However, Consumer Confidence has been fading away since July, and Textile, Clothing & Footwear store sales have been on a slide in the last few months. With the supply chain issues impacting the footwear industry and the lorries shortage, this could be a perfect storm for more bad news

Consumer confidence in the UK hits the lowest point in 2021

Oct 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
Consumer confidence in the UK has returned to pre-pandemic levels, but it has reached its lowest point in 2021 due to inflation and concern over supply chains and empty shelves

Join the 5th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Oct 12, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The WorldFootwear.com is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views about the current business situation and assess the main impacts of COVID-19. Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. We also want your opinions on the post-pandemic issues. Join today! We want to hear you

Japan Retail: No Olympic medal for retail sales

Premium ContentJul 27, 2021 / Japan
June started with some good perspectives as consumer morale in the Japanese market was the strongest in 16 months. However, the retailer’s sentiment is not accompanying, and a new State of Emergency in Tokyo is not promising good news. The Apparel & Accessories (including footwear) Retail Sales Index also suffered from less consumer confidence after March. And with no international visitors going to Japan to attend the Olympics, recovery chances of the retail industry will definitely be impacted

Shoe Carnival announces two-for-one stock split

Jun 22, 2021 / United States
The US-based retailer of footwear and accessories announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a two-for-one stock split of the company's common stock

UK Retail: Anticipating a new Retail Normalcy

Premium ContentJun 21, 2021 / United Kingdom
With the seasonally adjusted TCF (Textile, Clothing & Footwear) Retail Sales Index successfully resuming the 2018 baseline, a new Retail Normalcy is anticipated. Importers, on their side, have well sensed since February that retail was about to reignite, as depicted by the increase in the monthly footwear imports. As the vaccination process evolves favourably in the UK, Consumer Confidence in the country seems to be unstoppable

Retail in the UK: weekly footfall rises

May 21, 2021 / United Kingdom
Footfall in UK retail destinations rose by 0.5% in the week terminating on the 15th of May, which was driven by a footfall rise of 3.9% cent on UK high streets

Spain Retail: depressed retail and online sales gaining share

Premium ContentApr 28, 2021 / Spain
The TCF retail Sales Index in Spain is showing some resistance to getting back to the pre-pandemic levels, even if some recovery took place over the second half of 2020. One positive sign seems to come from internet retail, which is gaining share since September 2020. The concern raises as this is being done at the expenses of physical retail. If one needs hope and goods news, those might come from some relative optimism from the consumer side, which might be followed by the retailers. The next few months will be key to see if they persist

US consumer confidence rises to one-year high

Apr 26, 2021 / United States
According to data by the Conference Board, the US consumer confidence reached a one-year high in March, after a modest increase in February. This is the result of more optimism regarding the economy and the labour market
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