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Croatia retail sales jump in May

Jul 1, 2021 / Croatia
Croatia's retail sales volume grew by an annual 16.5% in real terms in May, after rising by 34.4% in April, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) confirmed, quoting working-day adjusted figures

Retail sales grow in Latvia

Jul 1, 2021 / Latvia
Latvia's retail sales increased in May, according to the Riga-based Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). Retail sales grew, calendar-adjusted, by 3.2% year-over-year in the month under analysis

UAE: 46% of consumers expect the effects of the pandemic to last another year

Jun 30, 2021 / United Arab Emirates
This is according to a study by Kearney, which also revealed that 73% of consumers have changed their shopping habits to adapt to the new normal, with expenditure on essential items showing a sustained increase, and spending on non-essentials continues to decline

Ireland: retail sales volumes up by 44%

Jun 29, 2021 / Ireland
Retail sales increased by 1.8% in May 2021 when compared to April 2021 on a seasonally adjusted basis. On an annual basis, retail volumes were 44.0% higher than in May 2020. The retail sales figure for May 2021 was 6.8% higher when compared to two years earlier

France Retail: high confidence gives retail good signs

Premium ContentJun 28, 2021 / France
Confidence of both consumers and retailers improved in the last few months in France, contradicting the general expectation of the negative impact of the new lockdowns. Footwear retail, which had a deep fall back in April, improved significantly in May. And good news extend to the online, as lockdowns have favoured the internet sales share against the physical store trade for many categories, with apparel and footwear standing out

UK Retail: Anticipating a new Retail Normalcy

Premium ContentJun 21, 2021 / United Kingdom
With the seasonally adjusted TCF (Textile, Clothing & Footwear) Retail Sales Index successfully resuming the 2018 baseline, a new Retail Normalcy is anticipated. Importers, on their side, have well sensed since February that retail was about to reignite, as depicted by the increase in the monthly footwear imports. As the vaccination process evolves favourably in the UK, Consumer Confidence in the country seems to be unstoppable

Slovakia: decline in new industry orders

Jun 18, 2021 / Slovakia
According to the latest data issued by the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR), new orders in industry decreased by 2% in April 2021 compared to March 2021

Czech Republic retail sales increase

Jun 17, 2021 / Czech Republic
Retail sales in the Czech Republic rose by 7.5% year-on-year in April, easing from an upwardly revised 9.2% increase in the previous month, the Prague-based Central Statistical Office (CZSO) said in a statement

Growing retail sales in Bulgaria

Jun 16, 2021 / Bulgaria
According to working-day adjusted data published by the National Statistical Institute (NSI), Bulgaria's retail sales at constant prices increased by 25.9% on the year in April

Study finds 28% of runners started during the pandemic

Jun 14, 2021 / United States
This is according to a survey taken by RunRepeat which included 3.961 current runners to investigate how many began during the pandemic. The survey also aims to analyse some motivations and behaviours of current runners

Singapore retail sales up by 54%

Jun 8, 2021 / Singapore
Retail sales in the country surged by 54% in April on a year-on-year basis, compared with a revised 6.3% increase in March, according to data by the Singaporean Department of Statistics (SingStat)

UK: footfall improves as restrictions ease

Jun 4, 2021 / United Kingdom
According to what has been revealed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), in the four weeks period running from the 2nd to the 29th of May, total UK footfall decreased by 27.7% in May (Yo2Y)

Retail sales in Hungary increase by 10.6%

Jun 4, 2021 / Hungary
In April 2021, the volume of retail trade increased by 9.9% in raw data and by 10.6% in calendar-adjusted data, compared with the same period of the previous year, as a result of the gradual lifting of restrictions from mid-month, and the low point in April last year

Webinar: EU - Japan Agreement for the Footwear and Leather Goods Industry

Jun 1, 2021 / Webinars
Participation in the webinar is free of charge for all World Footwear readers. Learn more about the event and register today to understand more about the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and Japan

Webinar: Helping your Footwear company move towards a Greener Production

May 31, 2021 / CEC
The partners of the GreenShoes4All project, funded by the European LIFE programme, is inviting the footwear industry to join a webinar organised within the framework of the European Green Week 2021
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