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Retail in the UK: weekly footfall rises

May 21, 2021 / United Kingdom
Footfall in UK retail destinations rose by 0.5% in the week terminating on the 15th of May, which was driven by a footfall rise of 3.9% cent on UK high streets

UK: optimism among employers rises to eight-year high

May 20, 2021 / United Kingdom
Optimism among UK employers has struck an eight-year high. A new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruiter Adecco, says all sectors are expecting a post-COVID jobs recovery

Japan Retail: too early to be excited about retail

Premium ContentMay 18, 2021 / Japan
After a year of underperforming, the Retail Index for Apparel & Accessories managed to overcome the figures of the previous year in March 2021. Notwithstanding, importers do not seem yet convinced that this is a sustained recovery. The good news, as in other countries, comes from confidence indicators, with consumers seem to drive away from pessimism. However, all seems too fragile yet and it might mean that it is too early to get excited with retail in Japan

British Retail Consortium talks about promising signs

May 18, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK trade association for retail businesses confirms a total sales increase of 7.3% in the month of April, following the reopening of brick of mortar. However, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) this is still fragile

UK: online retail sales grow despite high street reopening

May 17, 2021 / United Kingdom
Online retail sales have continued to grow in April, rising 10.2% year-on-year, despite the reopening of the high street and against strong figures for April 2020. The latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index reports

Portuguese footwear shows signs of confidence

May 17, 2021 / Portugal
Most of the enquired companies (86%) say they have orders for at least one month of work. A quarter (33%) have orders guaranteeing production for the next three months. These are some of the findings of APICCAPS latest Business Conditions Survey

Record buying at shoe stores in the US

May 14, 2021 / United States
According to finance.yahoo.com, citing the latest data from the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, consumer spending at shoe stores and other retailers selling footwear spiked to an all-time high in March

Gen Z: savvy digital shoppers

May 12, 2021 / World
A new research by Sitecore "What makes Gen Z shopper tick since the pandemic" reveals that 64% of them want to keep buying mainly online

US Retail: Will retail go back to the trend?

Premium ContentMay 10, 2021 / United States
Retail Sales in shoe stores started the year with a decreasing trend, putting an end in some recovery registered in the last months of 2020, especially when the stimulus checks started reaching the households. E-commerce is on an upward cycle, however, is not clear if the net result will be a good one, as its growth is taking place at the expenses of brick and mortar. Once again, as in other geographies already analysed in the past weeks, Consumer Confidence seems to be on a good track, translating the feeling that mass vaccination will knock COVID-19 soon. The question is: will retail go back to the trend?

Pre-pandemic footwear consumption levels not reached before 2023

May 10, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The World Footwear' experts panel, gathering specialists from all over the world, is foreseeing a slight recover in footwear consumption during 2021 (+2.8%). Pre-pandemic levels shouldn't be reached before 2023

Pandemic has changed consumer habits

May 7, 2021 / World
London-based data and analysis company YouGov surveyed more than 19.000 consumers in 17 markets worldwide to find out about their shopping behaviours. The main findings were revealed in their latest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Report 2021

Germany Retail: After some successful months, retail took a massive hit by the end of 2020

Premium ContentMay 4, 2021 / World Footwear Reports
After the initial hit back in the first months of 2020, the impact of the pandemic in German retail sales seemed to be manageable for most of the year. However, in the last two months of 2020 the plot of the story changed, and with strength. As in other geographies, the bad news for the offline channels has been accompanied by good news for the online. Will this be enough? Most people believe it will not. The good news seems to come from the confidence indicators: consumer pessimism seems to be fading away. And retailers seem to follow. Will confidence beat COVID-19?

Spain Retail: depressed retail and online sales gaining share

Premium ContentApr 28, 2021 / Spain
The TCF retail Sales Index in Spain is showing some resistance to getting back to the pre-pandemic levels, even if some recovery took place over the second half of 2020. One positive sign seems to come from internet retail, which is gaining share since September 2020. The concern raises as this is being done at the expenses of physical retail. If one needs hope and goods news, those might come from some relative optimism from the consumer side, which might be followed by the retailers. The next few months will be key to see if they persist

US consumer confidence rises to one-year high

Apr 26, 2021 / United States
According to data by the Conference Board, the US consumer confidence reached a one-year high in March, after a modest increase in February. This is the result of more optimism regarding the economy and the labour market

Footwear consumption in the US not keeping pace with the rest of the world

Premium ContentApr 23, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
In the fourth edition of our Business Conditions survey, we questioned our panel members about their perspectives regarding the evolution of the consumption share of the US in the global market. Found out about their conclusions
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