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UK: consumer confidence improved in November

Dec 2, 2021 / United Kingdom
According to the GfK's Consumer Index, consumer confidence in the UK grew by three points in November, on a comparable basis to the previous month, despite concerns over surging inflation

Farfetch partners up with Clipper Logistics

Dec 2, 2021 / United Kingdom
The luxury platform has established a joint venture with the lead provider of e-fulfilment and returns management services to offer a global e-commerce fulfilment solution for luxury brands

Mexico: footwear industry expects to close 2021 with growth

Dec 1, 2021 / Mexico
The Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG) forecasts that the footwear industry will close the year with growth of 25%, on a comparable basis to 2020

Inditex announces top-executive changes

Dec 1, 2021 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion group has appointed Oscar García Maceiras as chief executive, effective immediately. Marta Ortega was also nominated chairwoman of the group, effective from the 1st of April

Spanish footwear industry with recovery signs in 2021

Nov 30, 2021 / Spain
Employment in the Spanish footwear and leather industry grew for the second consecutive time in October 2021. Footwear exports have also been experiencing a steady increase over the year

Caleres raises full year outlook

Nov 30, 2021 / United States
The footwear group reported net sales of 784.2 million US dollars in the third quarter of 2021, as compared to the same quarter of 2020, driven by Famous Footwear business' performance

US Retail: the holiday season might not be enough to withdraw the retailer's worries

Premium Content Nov 29, 2021 / World Footwear Reports
The Retail Sales Index in the US Shoe Stores has registered a favourable pace between March and August, which could give good perspectives for the near future. However, footwear retail gains are dwindling, closing at only 4 percentage points upside in August, after 11pp above the line in March. On top of that the consumers’ mood is plunging again and with inflation entering a danger zone in the US, retailers have reasons to be worried, especially if footwear prices stay in the upper range for a longer time

UK retail sales picked up in October

Nov 29, 2021 / United Kingdom
According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), October retail sales volumes increased for the first time in six months in October 2021, most likely due to early Christmas shopping

Authentic Brands Group valued at 12.7 billion US dollars

Nov 29, 2021 / United States
The retail conglomerate, whose portfolio of brands includes Forever 21 and Barneys New York, is delaying its planned initial IPO and selling major equity stakes in its business

Larger footwear companies are more optimistic about employment

Premium Content Nov 26, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Although COVID-19 is still one of the topics of the moment, most of the experts of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey believe the coming months will be positive with favourable expectations about the levels of employment in the business

Lemon Jelly teams up with Ocean Alive

Nov 26, 2021 / Portugal
The Portuguese brand has rallied up behind the women-led Ocean Alive’s mission of protecting and preserving the ocean by inviting its customers to positively contribute

Farfetch posts revenue increase

Nov 26, 2021 / United Kingdom
The luxury e-commerce platform has announced results for the third quarter of 2021. Revenue increased by 33.1%, reaching 582.6 million US dollars, as compared to the same period of 2020

Strong health of the footwear business is expected in the coming months

Premium Content Nov 25, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Although COVID-19 is still dominating most of our conversations and making headlines in the news, most of our panel experts believe that businesses will have a positive evolution. Read about this in our most recent bulletin of World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Manfred Junkert: consumers are changing their habits

Premium Content Nov 25, 2021 / Germany
Today we bring the second part of a conversation with Manfred Junkert, Managing Director of HDS/L: Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry. We took this opportunity to hear his views on sustainability and the future challenges of the footwear industry

Brazilian footwear exports on soaring mode

Nov 25, 2021 / Brazil
In the first ten months of 2021, Brazilian footwear exports increased by 32.2%, totalling 712.4 million US dollars. In October alone, footwear exports generated 93.96 million US dollars
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