World Footwear

United States

Steve Madden with 17.5 million US dollars loss in first quarter

Jun 1, 2020 / United States
The US-based footwear brand Steven Madden reported a first-quarter loss of 17.5 million US dollars, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The company has felt the hit of the Covid-19 pandemic

New President for Keds

May 29, 2020 / United States
Bornie Del Priore is taking the reins of Keds, one of the brands of the Wolverine’s portfolio. She has more than two decades of global footwear industry experience

Under Armour with phased store re-opening in North America

May 29, 2020 / United States
The company reopened its first US stores to customers on the 15th of May and opened additional stores last week. By today Under Armour will have welcomed customers back to nearly 50% of its North America stores

Shoe Carnival: sales go down by 41.9% in quarter one

May 28, 2020 / United States
The Evansville-based retailer reported results for the first quarter ended on the 2nd May 2020 marked by a decline in sales of 41.9%, resulting mainly from all stores being closed for approximately 50% of que quarter

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

Magic, Project and Micam Americas postponed to the end of September

May 22, 2020 / United States
Informa Markets Fashion has made the decision to postpone August’s 2020 Las Vegas marketplaces. Magic, Project and Micam Americas will now provisionally take place from the 29th of September to the 1st of October

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

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

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%)

Store safety measures implemented by DSW

May 19, 2020 / United States
As it starts to re-open almost 200 stores in the US and Canada DSW announced it will implement several safety measures

Nike joins with athletes to thank frontline healthcare workers

May 18, 2020 / United States
The sportswear giant announced it will partner with non-profit Good360 in the United States and local organizations across Europe to donate more than 140 000 pieces of footwear, apparel and equipment globally

Cat Footwear with new President

May 18, 2020 / United States
Chip Coe has been named the new global brand President of Cat Footwear, a division of Wolverine World Wide Inc

Wolverine: revenue declines by 16.1%

May 15, 2020 / United States
The Michigan-based group has reported financial results for the first quarter ended on the 28th of March and updated its actions related to the Covid-19 pandemic

Genesco: phased store reopening in place

May 11, 2020 / United States
The Nashville-based company provided details on its store reopening plans in response to the Covid-19 pandemic driven closures
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