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Nike accelerates its DTC strategy

Mar 3, 2022 / United States
Foot Locker is expecting its amount of Nike products to decline thanks to its accelerated strategic shift to DTC, but also due to the retailer’s own diversification efforts

ABG completes the acquisition of Reebok

Mar 1, 2022 / United States
Authentic Brands Group has announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Reebok from adidas, its largest acquisition to date

Cost of merchandise and raw materials is the main concern of the footwear business

Premium ContentFeb 3, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
The COVID-19 pandemic created pressure on the global supply chains, which has resulted in shortages of materials and increased transport prices. The cost of merchandise and raw materials is now the main concern of the footwear industry

Price of footwear is the most important driver in the buying decision

Premium ContentJan 31, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
A combination of factors will determine the consumer’s decision to choose a pair of shoes. With a view to find out what are the most relevant drivers in that process, we have asked our experts to choose the most relevant factors. Price is at the top of the list

Traders and manufacturers with positive prospects about footwear sales

Premium ContentJan 7, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Since the first edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey conducted in the second semester of 2019, this is the most positive result obtained: traders and manufacturers are extremely optimistic about footwear sales

Average footwear export price to grow 20% by 2025

Premium ContentJan 3, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
The average export price of footwear has increased by more than 30% in the last decade. As new pressure points are felt in the footwear market, our experts believe that by 2025 the average footwear export price could be above 12 US dollars

Footwear prices on growing mode

Premium ContentJan 3, 2022 / World
The overall increase in prices, associated with the disruptions in the supply chain we have come to know since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been on the agenda for quite some time now. This trend affects necessarily the footwear industry across the entire supply chain, from suppliers of raw materials to final consumers. We have identified the key pointers that allow us to have a better understanding of this worldwide increase.

Footwear consumption with moderate growth in 2022

Premium ContentDec 27, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
We asked our panel about their expectations regarding the evolution of footwear consumption in 2022, both in their home countries and globally. Expectations are cautious, despite the growth forecast, as a moderate rise is anticipated

Prices of footwear to continue to increase

Premium ContentDec 3, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
There is a rising expectation about the evolution of footwear prices in the coming months. Our experts anticipate prices to continue to rise, as a result of several pressure points impacting the business. Get access to the latest Business Conditions report and find out more today

Larger footwear companies are more optimistic about employment

Premium ContentNov 26, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Although COVID-19 is still one of the topics of the moment, most of the experts of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey believe the coming months will be positive with favourable expectations about the levels of employment in the business

Strong health of the footwear business is expected in the coming months

Premium ContentNov 25, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Although COVID-19 is still dominating most of our conversations and making headlines in the news, most of our panel experts believe that businesses will have a positive evolution. Read about this in our most recent bulletin of World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Footwear industry is now more optimistic about the future

Nov 24, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
This is the main outcome of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted during the month of October. Today we bring you a summary of some of the main conclusions

CCC Group invests in the Xpress Delivery company

Sep 8, 2021 / Poland
The Polish-based footwear group will become a minority shareholder in Xpress Delivery, a company specializing in express delivery of parcels

UK Retail: Christmas upsurge turns into big new dip at the beginning of 2021

Premium ContentApr 19, 2021 / World Footwear Reports
As a new wave of COVID-19 struck the UK and a new confinement hit the country after the New Year, retail sales of footwear slowed down again. One interesting fact comes from the indicator of consumer confidence, which is now increasing for two succeeding months. If vaccination in the UK succeeds, footwear sales decline might not persist. The question is what the impact will be for brick and mortar, as this virus seems to have been fatal for many high street players

Kering reorganizes its logistics process

Apr 12, 2021 / Italy
The group's new global logistics hub is located in Trecate (Novara, Piemonte), Northern Italy. The first part of the building has been operating since March 2020. The rest should be operational by the end of the second quarter 2021
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