World Footwear

Retail

Kohl's to close underperforming stores

Feb 25, 2016 / United States
The Wisconsin-based clothing and footwear retailer plans to close 18 stores this year, while it seeks to cut costs and find the balance between its brick-and-mortar presence and the online business

Retailers open to new suppliers at the GDS

Feb 18, 2016 / Germany
Winter trends, new collections and tomorrow’s technologies. From the 10th to 12th of February 800 brands presented themselves at GDS. 100 exhibitors were present at tag it! – The Private Label Show held concurrently

Zalando finishes the year on a high

Jan 31, 2016 / Germany
According to preliminary figures of one of Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2015 should be in the region of 865 to 872 million euros (or 30-31%)

GDS presents 2016/2017 autumn/winter trends

Jan 21, 2016 / Germany
From the 10th to 12th of February the international shoe sector will be meeting in Düsseldorf for the 121st edition of the GDS – Global Destination for Shoes & Accessories. Just under 800 brands will present their collections for the new season

Pitti Uomo with record-breaking edition

Jan 21, 2016 / Italy
The organization of the Florence-based trade fair has announced another record-breaking edition event. 1 219 brands attended Pitti Immagine Uomo

361 Degrees with 7.9% same store sales growth

Jan 18, 2016 / Hong Kong
The Hong Kong-based group has given the market an operations update for the fourth quarter of 2015

Traffic Shoes files for bankruptcy

Jan 11, 2016 / United States
The US-based shoe retailer and its related companies have filed for bankruptcy. Owner aims to  close stores and restructure costs

Karl Vögele sells Austrian stores

Jan 11, 2016 / Switzerland
The Swiss-based shoe retailer is refocusing its business model by concentrating in its 300 stores in the domestic market. An agreement to sell its 70 stores in Austria to Germany-based investment company, Lafayette Industrieholding was reached

Genesco with strong sales growth

Jan 6, 2016 / United States
The US-based footwear and apparel retailer has reported strong sales growth for the third quarter of the current financial year

Pensole partners with LEVI’s footwear

Jan 6, 2016 / United States
SOLLECTION is a four-week intensive immersion class in which 12 designers will create six shoes in three categories for Levi’s Footwear to be retailed by the brand

Kurt Geiger acquired by Cinven

Jan 5, 2016 / United Kingdom
One of Europe’s largest retailer of luxury footwear was sold to Cinven. Amount involved in the deal reached 245 million British pounds

Evereste new focus on shoes customisation

Dec 15, 2015 / Portugal
Cohibas is the brand coming out of this footwear company, based in São João da Madeira, founded more than 7 decades ago

Cyber Monday reaches sales over 3 billion US dollars

Dec 14, 2015 / United States
According to the FDRA online sales on Cyber Monday have set a new record for a single day of online sales that also topped expectations

Kering with 15% revenue growth

Dec 11, 2015 / France
France-based leader in apparel and accessories has announced 15.2% revenue growth in the first nine months of the year. Revenue generated by Luxury activities up by 16.5%. Sport & Lifestyle activities grew by 12.8%

Timberland consolidates expansion in Europe

Dec 11, 2015 / United States
US-based lifestyle brand Timberland consolidates its expansion in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with a total of five new franchise stores
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