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UK: cost-of-living crisis to impact Christmas spending habits

Nov 29, 2022 / United Kingdom
Nearly half of UK consumers (43%) are expecting to spend less over the upcoming festive season, as compared to 22% in the same period last year. Consumer confidence is at an all-time low

US Retail: not all news are bad for retail

Premium ContentNov 8, 2022 / United States
The available data suggests that retailers made sure to fill up their stocks this year, most likely causing supply to outstrip demand. But while demand may have slowed down, mainly due to high inflation, spending has not ceased, and retailers are expected to increase their promotions through the end of the year to dispose of marked-down excess inventory. Consumer confidence indicators are somewhat mixed, but it is safe to assume that, at least, it has stopped bleeding. In fact, the contrast with European consumers is clear, showing that US shoppers are less sensitive to the geopolitical risks concerning the ongoing war in Ukraine. Meanwhile, though slowly, footwear prices increases are starting to decelerate

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Nov 3, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
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Germany Retail: after a surprising summer, retail might not be able to withhold the impacts of recession

Premium ContentNov 1, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
The analysis of both TCF (Textile, Clothing, & Footwear) Retail Index and footwear imports show that German consumers chose “to enjoy the present before it is too late”. In July, retail trade was still healthy enough to accommodate the price increases caused, first, by the impact of the pandemic on the global supply, and then, by the skyrocketing of energy prices following the Ukraine crisis, not to mention the high inflation. However, given the free fall of consumers’ and retailers’ confidence observed since March, additional uncertainties are expected to arise throughout Autumn. Furthermore, despite all gains observed in the recent past, the online seems to be losing some track, and the macroeconomic environment will not be an ally during the second half of 2022

Spain Retail: footwear retail fears the end of the year on account of macroeconomic uncertainty

Premium ContentOct 28, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Looking exclusively into the available evidence from the comparison between the monthly behaviour of footwear imports and the TCF (Textile, Clothing, & Footwear) Retail Index in Spain, as well as the TCF Retail Indicator by Eurostat, there are not yet red lights on the retail side, so far. But, as more consumers struggle to make ends meet with high inflation and increases in gas and electricity, footwear retail is expected to soon be a victim of the need to divert from non-essentials. Meanwhile, online sales appear to have stabilized, so, with the COVID-19 influence out of the picture, it is up to retailers to continue investing in this channel, where there is much yet to be done

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Oct 26, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
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France Retail: news are not uplifting footwear retail

Premium ContentOct 19, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
The Footwear Retail Sales Index (by BdF) reached in July its lower score in thirteen months in a row, and data from imports from the same month which will most likely make importers revise their decisions to the downside after the increasing value available for june. Despite a slight relief in consumer confidence in August due to Governmental aid, the increase in prices left little space in the wallet for discretionary footwear purchases. Meanwhile, online retail seems to have gained about 50 percentage points in 30 months in France, but data does not allow us yet to conclude whether the footwear segment shares this performance

Milan gets ready for another edition of MICAM

Sep 15, 2022 / Italy
The coming edition of MICAM Milano will open Sunday under the slogan #finallytogether. 1 012 brands, 54% from Italy and 46% from abroad (+23% over March 2022), will meet buyers from all over the world at fieramilano (Rho)

Steve Madden: consumers are pulling back spend

Aug 11, 2022 / United States
The New York-based designer and marketer of footwear, accessories and apparel for women, men and children reported a revenue growth in the second quarter of 2022, confirming its full year outlook. Despite that, there are concerns about consumption trends

US Retail: consumer confidence collapses while footwear retail slowly loses its drive

Premium ContentJul 12, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Despite the declining trend of the monthly shoe store retail sales and persistent macroeconomic headwinds such as supply chain disruptions and the continuous rise of inflation, US companies are displaying some optimism towards the remaining year. That is not the same as saying there is no caution or concerns on the horizon. The pace of the increase in footwear prices is in fact slowing, suggesting that the pressure of demand might be no more at work in the US. The critical point is that consumer confidence collapsed due to inflation and the war in Ukraine, which might restrain consumer spending this year

War on Ukraine to negatively impact footwear

Premium ContentJul 11, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
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Quantity of footwear sold expected to increase

Premium ContentJul 4, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
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Germany Retail: war and inflation raise concerns for retail

Premium ContentJul 1, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Despite the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in February, the declining trend of the TCF (Textile, Clothing, and Footwear) Retail Sales Index is clear and is aligned with the plunge in consumer confidence. The war in Ukraine and the high inflation are playing a major role in the severe blow inflicted on both consumers’ and retailers’ confidence. Meanwhile, footwear consumer prices have slightly increased in March, and it is foreseeable that companies continue passing on higher costs to consumers in the near future

Shanghai: fashion retailers struggle to clear stock

Jun 30, 2022 / China
Almost a month since Shanghai lifted the strict COVID-19 lockdown, stores are struggling with piles of unsold stock, as wary consumers avoid shopping districts
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