World Footwear

United Kingdom

Dr. Martens appoints non-executive director

Mar 30, 2023 / United Kingdom
The iconic British footwear brand has announced that Andrew Harrison will join the board of the company as an independent non-executive director, effective as of the 1st of May

UK retail sales volume rose in February despite an unexpected inflation hike

Mar 29, 2023 / United Kingdom
Retail sales volume is estimated to have grown by 1.2% last month, following a rise of 0.9% in January 2023. When compared with the same month a year earlier, sales volumes fell by 3.5%

UK Spring Budget fails to meet retailers expectations

Mar 17, 2023 / United Kingdom
British retail bodies believe the Government could have gone further to support businesses with the Spring Budget. No changes were introduced concerning VAT-free shopping, shopping hours or business rates

UK consumer confidence rebounds to the highest level in almost a year

Mar 3, 2023 / United Kingdom
The latest data by GfK shows that UK consumer confidence hit in February the highest level since April 2022, thus displaying households’ resilience despite the cost-of-living crisis

Dr. Martens launches deadstock collection

Mar 3, 2023 / United Kingdom
The British label has launched the Made in England Deadstock collection, using high-quality surplus leathers from a range of tanneries, as part of the company’s waste reduction commitment

Farfetch's CFO to step down by the end of 2023

Mar 1, 2023 / United Kingdom
The luxury e-tailer has announced that Elliot Jordan will step down from his role as Chief Financial Officer by the end of 2023. Meanwhile, Farfetch will initiate the search for a successor

Nigel Darwin: the next chapter for Dune London very much builds on the strength of the chapters that have gone before

Premium ContentFeb 28, 2023 / United Kingdom
The Dune Group is renowned for the authority and authenticity that it brings to the shoemaking process. Founded in 1992, the company has recently started a new chapter under the leadership of Nigel Darwin. We spoke with him to get a sense of what the future holds for the company

Farfetch: growth slowed down in the fourth quarter of 2022

Feb 27, 2023 / United Kingdom
Despite achieving a record full year revenue, the luxury online retailer reported a fourth quarter 5% revenue decline and a 12% GMV decrease, as compared to the same quarter of fiscal 2021

Sportswear brand Castore plans to secure capital injection

Feb 24, 2023 / United Kingdom
The Manchester-based sportwear brand is working with the multinational investment bank Rothschild to raise around 200 million US dollars to fund its expansion

Clarks appoints creative specialist

Feb 23, 2023 / United Kingdom
The British label has appointed the artist and film-maker Set Free Richardson to the role of Clarks Originals creative specialist, building on the duo’s previous collaboration

UK footfall rises in high streets and city centres

Feb 21, 2023 / United Kingdom
The retail data analytics Springboard says that footfall improved in high streets and city centres in the week following the rail strikes disruption, with the return of workers to the office

Capri Holdings posts revenue decline

Feb 12, 2023 / United Kingdom
The fashion group, which owns Versace, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo, posted a revenue decline of 6.0% in the third quarter of fiscal 2023, as compared to the same period of last fiscal year

Clarks teams up with Zara in capsule collection

Feb 10, 2023 / United Kingdom
The British footwear brand has teamed up with the fashion retailer to create a capsule collection that reinvents some of its classic designs, including the Wallabee and Desert Boot styles

UK retail sales slowdown in January

Feb 9, 2023 / United Kingdom
Following the Christmas boom, inflationary pressures caused total retail sales to rose by 4.2% in January, around half December’s pace and down from the 11.9% growth recorded a year earlier

JD Sports announces new growth strategy for the next 5 years

Feb 3, 2023 / United Kingdom
The retailer has announced that is setting in motion a new strategic approach for the next five years, which includes plans to a "significant" retail expansion and brand-new financial growth goals
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