World Footwear


JCPenney to close 242 locations

May 27, 2020 / United States
According to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, retailer J.C. Penney, which recently filed for bankruptcy protection, plans to close more than 200 locations

Footwear not profiting from 10 year high in UK online retail sales

May 26, 2020 / United Kingdom
According to IMRG Capgemini online retail sales in the UK grew by 23.8% Year-on-Year in April. Footwear and clothing experienced two-digit declines, as consumers shift their shopping patterns in a hot month

Mexico: 80% of footwear companies lost more than 51% revenue

Premium ContentMay 26, 2020 / Mexico
As footwear is not considered an essential sector, the industry is living with the suspension of activities and facing cancellations of purchase orders, liquidity issues and reduction in demand

Tod's with 29.4% drop in sales

May 25, 2020 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group had a strong start of the year, until the outbreak of the pandemic. Group sales totaled 152.8 million euros in quarter one, down by 29.4% in the first quarter of 2019

Aldo to close Irish business

May 25, 2020 / Ireland
The news platform The Times is reporting that retailer Aldo is retrieving from Ireland. The footwear retailer has filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada, the US and Switzerland to restructure the business

Johnsons Shoes Company enters administration

May 25, 2020 / United Kingdom
The retailer, which operates under the brands Johnsons Shoes and Bowleys Fine Shoes, has entered administration after suffering the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. CVR Global were appointed as administrators

Clarks to cut 900 jobs globally

May 22, 2020 / United Kingdom
The British-based shoemaker has announced it will reduce its workforce by 900 over the next 18 months. The company which was already experiencing some issues took the hit of Covid-19

ColombiaModa with digital edition

May 21, 2020 / Colombia
In July, Medellín will receive a new edition of ColombiaModa, this year in a virtual format. Through an online platform, the fair will offer retail sales and business meetings for the national and international markets

Caleres reopening strategy

May 21, 2020 / United States
Caleres began to reopen retail stores in areas where restrictions have been relaxed or lifted, and by the end of May it expects to have 435 of its locations re-open

Von Wellx shifts production from China to India

May 21, 2020 / India
The Germany-based manufacturer is moving its production from China to India. The project can create thousands of jobs in the Uttar Pradesh region

US: slippers and work footwear outperform market patterns

May 20, 2020 / United States
According to the latest data by NPD, fashion footwear sale, in the new Covid-19 context, fashion footwear underperformed in total sales. Slippers sales doubled. Work/safety footwear with better performance

Italy enters phase 2

May 20, 2020 / Italy
On Monday 18th of May stores re-opened in Italy, and some of the restrictive measures of the last weeks started to be alleviated in one of the most impacted countries by the Covid-19 pandemic

Nordstrom permanently closes Jeffrey Stores

May 20, 2020 / United States
The announcement was made by founder Jeffrey Kalinsky on his Instagram page. He declared that his boutique business, comprised of three stores in partnership with Nordstrom, will permanently close

US: only 32% of the shoppers say they are ready to buy footwear in stores

May 19, 2020 / United States
As stores reopen across the US, a recent study by First Insight found that the majority of consumers (54%) are ready to buy apparel in-store. For footwear, those saying they are willing to go back to stores is lower (32%)

New Generation: meet Pedro and Daniel from Wayz

May 19, 2020 / Portugal
Pedro has studied Business Management and Daniel Product Design. They met at a Footwear Design course and quickly realized they’re equally passionate about sneakers and have created Wayz
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