World Footwear

United Kingdom

Farfetch names new Chief Marketing Officer

Apr 24, 2023 / United Kingdom
The luxury e-tailer has appointed Nick Tran as its new Chief Marketing Officer. He brings to the role his expertise in engaging with Gen Z and Millennial customers at TikTok, Taco Bell, Samsung, and Hulu

Dr. Martens lowers full year profit guidance

Apr 20, 2023 / United Kingdom
The iconic British brand has lowered its FY 23 profit outlook due to costs associated with resolving operational issues at its LA distribution centre, as well as a decline in wholesale revenue

Gucci and Burberry join platform that aims to promote smart consumption

Apr 18, 2023 / United Kingdom
The two luxury brands have joined a new platform launched by the tech start-up Labell-D that aims to help consumers protect the value of their luxury products through validated pricing

Pentland Brands appoints new Chief Operating Officer

Apr 14, 2023 / United Kingdom
The owner of brands such as Speedo, Berghaus, Endura and Ellesse has announced that Abhy Thomas-Joseph was appointed the company’s new global Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Asos adds two non-executive directors to the Board

Apr 13, 2023 / United Kingdom
The UK-based fashion retailer has named Natasja Laheij and Jose Manuel Martinéz Gutiérrez as independent non-executive directors to its board of directors, effective as of the 11th of April

UK: Mother’s Day boosted March retail sales

Apr 12, 2023 / United Kingdom
Despite cost-of-living pressures and an wet weather that kept shoppers at home, Mother's Day purchases boosted spending in March. Still, overall growth fell short of inflation

Decathlon launches UK's first rental service

Apr 11, 2023 / United Kingdom
The sporting goods retailer has launched a rental service across all UK stores to allow its customers to stay active, overcoming barriers such as price or even lack of storage

Next buys Cath Kidston

Apr 3, 2023 / United Kingdom
The UK-based retailer has acquired the fashion brand Cath Kidston from the administration for 8.5 million British pounds. The deal includes the brand's name and intellectual property, but not its four shops

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
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