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Quantity of footwear sold expected to increase

Premium ContentJul 4, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
This is one of the main outcomes of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. Access the complete report free of charge and read more about the expectations of our panel of international footwear experts

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

UK: Consumer confidence drops to a record low

Jun 28, 2022 / United Kingdom
Consumer confidence in the UK dropped in June to its lowest level in 48 years amid soaring prices, the prospect of strikes and rocketing inflation. Mood is gloomier than the one recorded at the beginning of the pandemic

Employment level to increase in the footwear industry

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This is one of the main outcomes of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. Access the complete report free of charge and read more about the expectations of our panel of international footwear experts

Spain Retail: sales increase in the first quarter despite tricky macro-environment

Premium ContentJun 22, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Following an abrupt drop in consumers’ confidence in March due to the war in Ukraine, on top of an alarming inflationary climate, Spanish consumers appear to regard the current situation as temporary. In fact, retail sales of clothes and accessories have increased by 19.1% in the entire first quarter of 2022, despite less generous discounts thanks to this year’s cost inflation. Margin protection is certainly at the top of retailers’ agenda now. Meanwhile, the online and physical retail are somehow at a truce

Strong expectations for the health of footwear businesses

Premium ContentJun 20, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
This is one of the main outcomes of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. Access the complete report free of charge and read more about the expectations of our panel of international footwear experts

UK: online retail growth in freefall in May

Jun 18, 2022 / United Kingdom
The growth of online retail sales fell by 8.7% year-on-year in May in the UK, despite being measured against a negative performance in May 2021 (-6%), as reported by the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks online sales for 200 retailers

France Retail: retailers’ confidence sank in the first quarter of 2022

Premium ContentJun 15, 2022 / France
Despite the Eurostat TCF (Textile, Clothing and Footwear) suggesting the return of retail to normalcy, there are red signs undermining not only consumers’ confidence, but also the retailers’ one, who before had displayed some insensitivity towards risks. Surging energy prices, inflationary pressure and the war in Ukraine are overshadowing any boost from an easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The subsequent increase in costs does make us wonder why TCF retail is not in the red yet

Australia: retail sales increase in April

Jun 9, 2022 / Australia
The Australian retail turnover rose by 0.9% in April 2022, reaching another record level, according to the figures of Retail Trade published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

UK Retail: retail prospects for the next months lean to the downside

Premium ContentJun 8, 2022 / United Kingdom
In the first quarter of 2022, TCF (Textile, Clothing & Footwear) Retail Sales Index returned to pre-pandemic levels, showing that it is no longer sensitive to COVID-19. However, its positive behaviour is somewhat puzzling: consumer pessimism continues to plunge, most likely due to the rising inflation, which hit a record 7% in March, placing pressure on manufacturers’ costs. In addition, it is yet early to quantify the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on European retail markets

Average growth of footwear consumption to reach 5.9%

Premium ContentJun 6, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
This is one of the main outcomes of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. Access the complete report free of charge and read more about the evolution of footwear consumption in 2022

Digital to grow their share in footwear sales

Premium ContentMay 30, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
About two-thirds of the experts accounted for during the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey believe that digital retail channels will increase their share in footwear sales in the next three years

Footwear prices expected to increase by 8.4%

Premium ContentMay 17, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
According to the members of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey prices of footwear are expected to increase over the next six months. Read all about this and all the conclusions of the survey conducted last month

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Apr 6, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
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