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LAST CHANCE to join the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Oct 25, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The WorldFootwear.com is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views about the current business situation and assess the main impacts of COVID-19. Collection of answers is open until tomorrow

UK Retail: COVID-19 might be alleviating but there is still no sunrise for Retail

Premium ContentOct 19, 2021 / United Kingdom
As vaccination levels increase and the restrictive measures are lifted the UK retail industry could be on the expectation that solid improvement would be on the way. However, Consumer Confidence has been fading away since July, and Textile, Clothing & Footwear store sales have been on a slide in the last few months. With the supply chain issues impacting the footwear industry and the lorries shortage, this could be a perfect storm for more bad news

UK: footfall rises in September

Oct 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
Retail footfall in the UK continued to improve in September, narrowing the gap from 2019 to -17.4% from -18.6% in August, countering the downward trend often reported in September

Consumer confidence in the UK hits the lowest point in 2021

Oct 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
Consumer confidence in the UK has returned to pre-pandemic levels, but it has reached its lowest point in 2021 due to inflation and concern over supply chains and empty shelves

Join the 5th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Oct 12, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The WorldFootwear.com is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views about the current business situation and assess the main impacts of COVID-19. Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. We also want your opinions on the post-pandemic issues. Join today! We want to hear you

UK: shopping patterns return to pre-pandemic levels

Oct 12, 2021 / United Kingdom
A report from Airtime Rewards reveals a strong return to pre-pandemic shopping patterns in the UK, as 3 in 5 consumers were reported to be shopping more than once in high street locations

Athleta joins Zalando

Sep 20, 2021 / Germany
The Gap-owned brand of premium women’s performance and lifestyle wear has recently joined the German e-commerce platform Zalando. Athleta’s goal is to intensify its presence in Europe

Asia accounts for more than half of global footwear consumption

Premium ContentAug 10, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2020 Asia’s consumption accounted for more than half (55.8%) of the grand total worldwide. After being the major manufacturing hub for the footwear world, now Asia is also playing a key role in the consumption side. Data is taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association

2020: a dark year for the footwear industry but better than the worst forecasts

Premium ContentJul 30, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2020 footwear production and exports fell by 15.8% and 19% respectively. Data are taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association. Previous forecasts were gloomier, and the World Footwear Experts Panel had pointed to a drop in global footwear consumption in 2020 of more than 20%. Final numbers for 2020 in the developed countries of Europe and North America are in line with such expectations. However, Asia and less developed countries outperformed expectations thus supporting a lower plunge in the global footwear industry

Consumer confidence in the UK returns to pre-pandemic levels

Jul 29, 2021 / United Kingdom
The latest quarterly consumer tracker by Deloitte reported the highest consumer confidence since the end of 2019. Results are attributed to Governmental measures and success of the vaccination process

Japan Retail: No Olympic medal for retail sales

Premium ContentJul 27, 2021 / Japan
June started with some good perspectives as consumer morale in the Japanese market was the strongest in 16 months. However, the retailer’s sentiment is not accompanying, and a new State of Emergency in Tokyo is not promising good news. The Apparel & Accessories (including footwear) Retail Sales Index also suffered from less consumer confidence after March. And with no international visitors going to Japan to attend the Olympics, recovery chances of the retail industry will definitely be impacted

UK: 17 000 new high street stores could open

Jul 22, 2021 / United Kingdom
New research by Barclays Corporate Banking disclosed that thousands of local high street stores could open across the UK in the next 12 months as consumers adapt to a post-lockdown and are more focused on local shopping

North Macedonia: retail continues its recovery

Jul 21, 2021 / North Macedonia
Retail sales in North Macedonia grew by 19.2% year-on-year in May, following a record 23.0% surge in the previous month, according to data released by the State Statistical Office (Makstat)

UK retail sales jump 13.1%

Jul 14, 2021 / United Kingdom
According to the latest release by the British Retail Consortium, in the five weeks running from the 30th of May to the 3rd of July, sales increased by 13.1%

Growth in Romanian retail sales slows down

Jul 13, 2021 / Romania
According to figures from the Bucharest-based National Institute of Statistics (INS) Romania retail sales grew at a softer pace in the month of May
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