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Farfetch announces first quarter results

May 27, 2022 / United Kingdom
The luxury e-commerce platform posted revenue and GMV growth in the first quarter of 2022 despite COVID-19 related restrictions in China and the ceasing of operations in Russia

Under Armour reports net loss

May 12, 2022 / United States
The company announced unaudited results for its transition quarter ended on the 31st of March. Despite revenue growth, Under Armour posted a net loss of 60 million USD. Footwear sales declined

Zalando posts sales decline

May 11, 2022 / Germany
Amid a volatile market environment, the online retailer informed that revenue declined by 1.5% in the first quarter of 2022, as compared to the same period last year, totalling 2.2 billion euros

General outlook for the footwear industry is optimistic

Premium ContentMay 9, 2022 / 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 April. Today we bring you a summary of some of the main conclusions

Crocs raises full year outlook

May 6, 2022 / United States
The US-based company reported revenue growth of 44% in the first quarter of 2022 over the same period of 2021. Fuelled by "strong consumer demand", Crocs raised its guidance

Digitization and new consumer trends drove growth in 2021

Premium ContentApr 18, 2022 / World
2020 was a challenging year for most companies thanks to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to severe supply chain disruptions throughout the globe, periods of halting in operations and physical retail, and an increase in raw materials and transportation costs. However, by mid-2021, there were already signs that things were taking a turn for the better, and some companies have managed to equal and even exceed their pre-pandemic performances. We took a look into the full-year 2021 results of some of the largest companies worldwide to observe how they pulled through the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic

Zalando strengthens senior leadership team

Apr 13, 2022 / Germany
The German-based online platform has announced that Padmaja Bommareddy will join the company in the role of Senior Vice President (SVP) of Corporate Development

Join the 6th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Apr 6, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
The WorldFootwear.com is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views on the current business situation. Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. We want to hear you!

Farfetch invests up to 200 million US dollars in Neiman Marcus

Apr 6, 2022 / United Kingdom
The luxury e-commerce platform has announced a global strategic partnership with the US-based omnichannel luxury retailer Neiman Marcus Group (NMG)

Nike posts third quarter results

Mar 29, 2022 / United States
The US-based company reported revenue growth in the third quarter of the current fiscal year, driven by a good performance of Nike’s direct business

US Retail: COVID-19 is no longer a concern for footwear retail

Premium ContentMar 25, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
The monthly shoe stores retail trajectory shows that footwear retail has begun to disregard any COVID-19 related concerns since the second quarter of 2021. However, there are other worries on the horizon. Consumers’ mood has been trailing a downwards trend, hitting the lowest value in January. At the same time, prices have been quickly increasing since September, and the global impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might contribute to undermining future retail prospects

Germany retail: COVID-19 still looms on retail performance

Premium ContentMar 18, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
As of December 2021, the German TCF retail index is far from providing a crystal-clear reading. A sudden improvement in the last month of the year contrasts with mixed feelings on confidence and insights from various sources. The decline in footwear prices during that month, despite the unexpected inflation surge by 5.3%, adds up as another contradictory sign. While the picture is not quite transparent yet, it is safe to presume that the online shopping category is leaning towards pandemic-neutral growth

Inditex posts sales above pre-pandemic levels

Mar 18, 2022 / Spain
The group reported revenue of 27.72 billion euros in 2021, despite COVID-19's impact in the first and fourth quarters. Online channel continues to gain track, representing 25.5% of total sales

Spain Retail: leaving COVID-19 fears behind

Premium ContentMar 11, 2022 / Spain
Despite the spread of the Omicron variant in the last quarter of 2021, the TCF retail sales index shows overall a slow, but positive trend, and retailers’ confidence has not returned below pre-pandemic levels. Consumers are less optimistic, but the results are not substantially worse than two years ago. At the same time, they have embraced e-commerce, which seems to have demarcated itself from the course of the pandemic

Footwear business not expected to be carbon neutral by 2050

Premium ContentMar 9, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Sustainability is becoming more of a real concern for businesses and inhabitants of this world. However, some claim this is just a fashion trend or a marketing tool. With that in mind we have asked our panel if the footwear industry will be able to be carbon neutral by 2050. Half of the respondents don’t believe that will happen
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