World Footwear


Loewe opens first leather goods repair store

May 31, 2023 / Japan
The Spanish luxury label has opened in Osaka (Japan) its first store entirely dedicated to the repair and maintenance of leather articles. A leather artisan will be in the store ready to repair and renew damaged products brought in

Nike reorganizes senior leadership team

May 31, 2023 / United States
The sportswear giant is promoting Heidi O'Neill to the role of President, Consumer, Product and Brand, and Craig Williams to President, Geographies and Marketplace

France Retail: prospects for the clothing and footwear sectors are still far from positive

Premium ContentMay 29, 2023 / France
The stabilization of the pattern of weakening French consumer confidence in the first quarter of the year cannot mask the pessimism that is still being felt in the country, especially in the context of social unrest. Moreover, in this reality of high inflation, neither do price increases hide the contraction in volumes sold nor is it possible to ignore the difficulties faced by companies more exposed to the domestic market due to increased operating costs (rents and energy) or even the stagnation of the online channel. Retail prospects for the clothing and footwear sectors are, therefore, still far from positive

Lemon Jelly opens a pop-up store at Le Bon Marché in Paris

May 29, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese brand, known for its injected, coloured and lemon-scented footwear, can be found at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche in Paris until the 18th of June in a colourful summer pop-up

Foot Locker lowers yearly guidance

May 26, 2023 / United States
In the first quarter of fiscal 2023, the US-based company saw its sales drop by 11.4% year-over-year due to the challenging macroeconomic backdrop, lowering its yearly guidance in result

JD Sports appoints Dominic Platt CFO

May 25, 2023 / United Kingdom
British sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion has appointed Dominic Platt as its Chief Financial Officer, replacing Neil Greenhalgh who is stepping down in the summer after four years in the role

JD Sports delivers solid performance

May 23, 2023 / United Kingdom
According to the group's latest update on fiscal 2023, the UK-based retailer saw its revenue and profit before tax and adjusting items grow year-over-year despite supply chain challenges

Hands-free shoe brand Kizik opens its first store

May 19, 2023 / United States
The Utah-based manufacturer of hands-free footwear opens today its first-ever brick-and-mortar store near Salt Lake City at Fashion Place Mall, one of the state's premier shopping centres

Nordstrom appoints Cathy R. Smith as Chief Financial Officer

May 15, 2023 / United States
Smith joins Nordstrom from Bright Health Group where she has served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer since 2020. The appointment is effective from the 29th of May onwards

JD Sports set to purchase Groupe Courir

May 11, 2023 / United Kingdom
The UK-based retailer announced that it plans to acquire the French Groupe Courir for an enterprise value of 520 million euros as part of the previously outlined growth strategy

Chinese luxury retail rebounds

May 10, 2023 / China
Chinese buyers are spending more on European brands at a time when the country's economy is rebounding following the lifting of COVID-19-related travel restrictions, says Vogue Business

Foot Locker names former Nike executive to lead WSS brand

May 10, 2023 / United States
The US-based retailer has appointed Blanca Gonzalez to the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager of its WSS banner, effective 15th of May

UK-listed retailers' profit warnings fall to the lowest quarterly total since 2020

May 5, 2023 / United Kingdom
In the first quarter of 2023, UK-listed retailers' profit warnings fell to the lowest quarterly total since 2020, but “persistent inflation, high-interest rates and tightening consumer spending” continue to challenge the sector

Primark posts strong first half

May 4, 2023 / United Kingdom
The fashion retailer, owned by Associated British Foods, reported that in the 24 weeks to March 2023, its revenue increased by 19%, as compared to the same period last year

Kohl's extends partnership with adaptive brand Billy Footwear

May 4, 2023 / United States
The US-based retailer has announced the extension of the partnership with the adaptive footwear brand Billy Footwear with the aim of broadening its offering of adaptive fashion
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