World Footwear


The impact of the pandemic in footwear imports

Premium ContentNov 27, 2020 / World Footwear Reports
International footwear trade was heavily impact by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent dissemination across the globe. Check the impact in the main importers

Dr. Martens could launch IPO soon

Nov 27, 2020 / United Kingdom
The British-based footwear brand known for its iconic boots has reportedly appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead its initial public offering (IPO)

UK Retail: recovery starts to dissipate

Premium ContentNov 26, 2020 / United Kingdom
The summer brought a breath of fresh air into the UK footwear market after the COVID-19 hit. After the collapse caused by the first wave of the pandemic, Textile, Clothing & Footwear (TCF) Retail Sales have been recovering from April through September. However, the second wave striking in October led TCF retail sales to the downside, closing now 18 pp in the red. With little more than one month to year-end the perspectives are not good and even the mood of the consumers seems to be losing some traction: after 12 months being less pessimistic than retailers, the consumer confidence indicator is swinging downwards faster than on the side of retailers

J.Crew Group appoints Libby Wadle as Chief Executive Officer

Nov 26, 2020 / United States
In her new functions Libby Wadle will oversee J.Crew and J.Crew Factory in addition to her current leadership responsibilities at Madewell. Jan Singer, who was previously J.Crew Group's CEO, is pursuing other endeavours

Dick's Sporting Goods announces planned leadership succession

Nov 25, 2020 / United States
The Pittsburgh-headquartered sporting goods retailer announced that Edward W. Stack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will assume the role of Executive Chairman and continue as Chief Merchant, from the 1st of February onwards

Nordstrom: digital sales account for 54% of total business

Nov 25, 2020 / United States
The company has announced third quarter results marked by declining net sales from last year. The expansion of some online services might have driven digital business, which now accounts for 54% of total

COVID-19 pushes luxury industry to its sharpest fall

Nov 23, 2020 / World
Global sales of luxury goods are expected to fall 23% to 217 billion euros this year, the biggest drop in its history and the first since 2009, due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, consultant Bain & Company estimates

Foot Locker: third quarter marked by sales growth

Nov 23, 2020 / United States
Third quarter comparable-store sales increased by 7.7% and total sales were up by 9.0% in the same period. Notwithstanding the good performance in the last quarter, year-to-date total sales and comparable-store sales are still down

US: consumer confidence slips in October

Nov 20, 2020 / United States
Consumer confidence dwindled in October, reflecting less optimism about the jobs market and the US economy in the next six months amid another outbreak of COVID-19 cases, according to the Consumer Confidence Survey by Nielsen

Gallery with merged formats in 2021

Nov 20, 2020 / Germany
The Germany-held trade fairs have announced the dates for 2021 and confirmed the merged formats, which were successfully tried in 2020, will continue

Most profitable quarter reported by Shoe Carnival

Nov 19, 2020 / United States
Shoe Carnival reported net sales of 274.6 million US dollars for the third quarter. Net income was 14.7 million US dollars, 7% up from similar period in 2019. These resulted in the most profitable quarter in Shoe Carnival’s history

adidas talks about strong recovery despite sales plunge

Nov 19, 2020 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear giant said the third quarter was marked by a strong recovery of the business. In the period under analysis, revenue decreased by 3% in currency-neutral terms. In euro terms, revenue decreased by 7%

Zouri produces shoes with apple waste

Nov 18, 2020 / Portugal
The brand of sneakers known for using plastic trash collected from the ocean in its productive process is now using apple waste in its products

How consumers value different features of footwear

Premium ContentNov 17, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
In the third edition of the Business Conditions Survey we have questioned our Panel Members on their views regarding how consumers would react to a number of potentially desirable features of footwear. Find out the answers

The second life of Mariano

Nov 17, 2020 / Portugal
Not even the pandemic was an obstacle for Mariano Shoes. With 75 years of existence, the Portuguese-based footwear company wants to internationalize the brand through the online channel and with a focus on the women's segment
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