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Kurt Geiger to donate first month of store profits to the NHS

Jun 19, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
The British-based retailer is set to give all store profits from the first month of trading after the lockdown to the National Health Service (NHS)

FDRA's Global Shoe Sourcing Digital Series

Jun 19, 2020 / United States
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) is running a digital series on Global Shoe Sourcing. The series will be held from the 27th to the 30th of July. We bring you all the info about the event

Retail Re-opening: Impacts on the Global Supply Chain

Jun 18, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As the world became global the advantages of access to resources, reducing costs, increasing efficiency and universal reach are undeniable. Nevertheless, in a globalized economy not only gains but also risks spread rapidly

Retail Re-opening: Digital Presence

Jun 17, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Digital presence and all that relates to online has been a main trend in the last few years. The shift from in-store to online shopping was boosted during the COVID-19 crisis and it seems to be here to stay

Is your store ready for customers after COVID-19?

Jun 16, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As stores start to re-open and we all get used to a new normality, the retailers' activities concerning promoting safety, protection and health measures for employees, customers and suppliers become key

Retail Re-opening: New Shopping Experience

Jun 16, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Fashion retailers are facing new challenges over the shopping experience. After reopening, it is likely that customers will not be as willing to touch the products they are buying as they were before or feel safe trying on clothes and shoes in fitting rooms

Trends in athletic footwear

Jun 16, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Many countries are still under some sort of restrictions that includes the practice of most collective sports and the use of indoor gyms. What is the expected impact in athletic footwear sales?

Overcube offers surgical gowns to the National Health Service

Jun 16, 2020 / Portugal
The first solidarity initiative by the Portuguese-based company raised 2 374 euros, which allowed the purchase of 970 gowns that will help protect health professionals who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus

Retail Re-opening: let's talk about Inventory?

Jun 15, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Inventory is a sensitive topic to every business. There is an equilibrium between overstocking, which requires space and investment, and underestimating sales, which directly leads to losses. Nowadays, an effective management of inventory becomes crucial

Schuh is re-opening most stores

Jun 15, 2020 / United Kingdom
The footwear retailer is set to reopen most of its stores in England and Ireland today. Reduced opening hours will be imposed, alongside with other health and safety measures

Gallery Shoes goes back to original date

Jun 12, 2020 / Germany
New dates on different days of the week for the special format chosen to gather the events Gallery Fashion, Showroom Concept & Gallery Shoes. Gallery Shoes goes back to the dates originally scheduled

Canada: return to business

Jun 11, 2020 / Canada
In a country with roughly 99 thousand cases, all the regions are now at different stages of their return to business. Some activities have opened and others, such as restaurants, will open within the next few weeks

China Leather Industry Association expects rapid growth

Jun 10, 2020 / China
Li Yuzhong, Chairman of China Leather Industry Association (CLIA), said the daily life of the public in China has basically returned to normal and that he consumer market has become more active

Germany: VAT cut to stimulate consumption

Jun 10, 2020 / Germany
The value-added tax (VAT) rate on non-food products is being reduced from 19% to 16%, starting from the 1st of July. The measure should be in place for the rest of the year and aims to give a boost to consumption and the economy

Trends of the industry as retail re-opens: Comfort at home

Jun 9, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
The World Footwear brings you a new Guidebook with Business Tips and Health and Safety Recommendations for Brand Managers and Retailers. Today we will talk about Comfort at Home
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