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UK Retail: the second quarter might have been the lull before the storm

Premium ContentSep 29, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Despite a 6 percentage points gain in the TCF (Textile, Clothing, & Footwear) Retail Sales Index in the second quarter of 2022, over the prior one, and a positive trajectory in footwear imports, prospects do not look good for retail. Amidst skyrocketing inflation and the worst consumer sentiment since 1974, the footwear consumer can barely afford further price increases, making the retail volume tilted to the downside. With the threat of a recession from the fourth quarter on, the majority of retailers believe that the cost-of-living crisis will be almost twice as damaging as the COVID-19 pandemic

US holiday sales to grow at a slower pace

Sep 29, 2022 / United States
Due to inflation, US holiday retail sales are likely to increase in the 2022-2033 holiday season at a slower pace than last year. E-commerce might be an opportunity as consumers try to maximize their spending

Sustainability by Anna Palmqvist (H&M): we have to change our behaviour

Premium ContentSep 28, 2022 / Sweden
Today we bring you the final interview of a series focused on sustainability. We had a nice conversation with Anna Palmqvist, Sustainability Manager at the H&M Group. Check all the bits and pieces on the video below

UK to reintroduce tax-free shopping for international visitors

Sep 26, 2022 / United Kingdom
The UK Government is planning to reintroduce VAT-free shopping for overseas visitors to boost business growth. Luxury and retail sectors have welcomed the measure

US footwear price increases appear to be slowing down

Sep 23, 2022 / United States
Despite rising inflation, data from the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) suggests that footwear prices are showing some signs of moderating, though slowly

Peru extends anti-dumping duties on Chinese footwear

Sep 22, 2022 / Peru
The National Institute for the Defense of Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi) announced the extension of the anti-dumping duties for imported footwear from China until 2026

8 of the top 10 footwear importers are European countries

Premium ContentSep 19, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today

Jane Wilson, Chairman of BFA: as one collective voice, we are much stronger

Premium ContentSep 16, 2022 / United Kingdom
We spoke with footwear veteran Jane Wilson, recently named Chairman of the British Footwear Association (BFA), about the role of the Association in the current challenging macroenvironment and the main challenges for the British footwear industry in the future

Nicaragua: leather shortage causes footwear prices to soar by up to 80%

Sep 9, 2022 / Nicaragua
The Nicaraguan Chamber of Leather and Footwear reported that footwear prices rose by 40% at the beginning of the year and another similar increase is in the pipeline, resulting in an 80% price increase for a pair of leather shoes

British Footwear Association names Jane Wilson to the role of Chair

Sep 2, 2022 / United Kingdom
Footwear veteran Jane Wilson has been appointed Chairman of the British Footwear Association (BFA), replacing Robert Perkins, who held the role for more than four years

Footwear exports: China leads but Vietnam is the success story

Premium ContentAug 30, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021

58.8% of the footwear produced in 2021 was exported

Premium ContentAug 23, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This represents the lowest percentage in a decade, according to the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released. Read more about it today

Aymod: number of visitors is expected to reach about 30 000

Aug 21, 2022 / Turkey
In the aftermath of the success of the latest edition of the Aymod Fair, we spoke with Mr Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye (TASD), to anticipate the upcoming edition, to be held from the 28th of September to the 1st of October

Footwear consumption in the US bounced back strongly in 2021

Premium ContentAug 16, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today

Global footwear production up by 8.6% in 2021

Premium ContentAug 9, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today
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