World Footwear

Consumption

India overtakes the US

Sep 5, 2018 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2017 India overtook the US as the second largest consumer of footwear: a milestone in Asia’s ascent to prominence in the world market, reflecting strong demographic and economic trends

Consumer confidence improved consumption dynamics

Aug 7, 2018 / World Footwear Yearbook
The conclusion is from the 2018 edition of the World Footwear Yearbook, now published by the Portuguese Footwear Association

Ghana’s footwear manufacturing is suffering

Jul 31, 2018 / Ghana
At least this is the claim made by local representatives of the footwear manufacturing industry, who go further saying there is a risk of collapse under the pressure of inferior imported products. Government intervention is being asked for

Leather shoes demand goes down

Jul 12, 2018 / World
A new study by Bloomberg highlights that the growing popularity of sneakers is the main reason for decreasing demand for leather shoes

New carbon-based desiccant will keep footwear fresh

Jun 28, 2018 / Australia
A team of Australian researchers has discovered a new super-efficient drying agent made up of graphene oxide to be integrated in shoe soles to control odour and moisture

High heel sales fall as women shift to comfort

Jun 22, 2018 / United States
Women are shifting their demand to more comfortable sneakers, as last year’s 37% increase in US women’s leisure sneaker sales suggests. Meanwhile, high heel sales are going down

China to lead growth of luxury goods market

Jun 19, 2018 / China
CLIA, the China Leather Industry Association, is quoting a new report from specialist consultancy firm Bain & Company, which is forecasting the personal luxury goods market to grow by 6-8% in 2018

Shopping in the UK is getting digitally accompanied

May 29, 2018 / United Kingdom
A market report by PCMS* called Navigating Modern Retail – How to engage shoppers in 2018 was published, revealing shopping journeys consumers like to enjoy in stores. Digital seems to be moving inside the brick-and-mortar

Great Britain: Online sales continue to increase

Apr 20, 2018 / Great Britain
A first estimate issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicates that retail sales in Great Britain continue to decline. Online sales increased again

Retail sales increase by 4.4%

Apr 10, 2018 / United States
According to the FDRA, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, quoting the National Retail Federation, February retail sales increased by 4.4% year-over-year as the economy continued to grow. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants

Foot Locker is getting closer to women

Jan 29, 2018 / United States
The New York-based specialty athletic retailer announced a strategic investment in Carbon38, taking a minority stake in the women’s luxury active apparel company

Programme of the 20th UITIC Congress announced

Oct 6, 2017 / UITIC
In a joint press conference held in Milan, during LINEAPELLE, the UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP presented the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto in 2018

Shoe Carnival testing Puma shops

Sep 29, 2017 / United States
Cliff Sifford, President and CEO of Shoe Carnival, revealed the retailer is testing Puma in-store shops in several locations to solidify its dominance of athletic footwear

Consumer spending continues to fall in the UK

Aug 7, 2017 / United Kingdom
In July consumer spending fell by -0.8% on an annual basis, following declines in May and June. Transport & Communication (-6.1%) and Clothing & Footwear (-5.2%) saw the most marked reductions in spend

Domestic consumption in Argentina continues to fall

Jul 18, 2017 / Argentina
According to the local entities domestic sales of leather footwear in the country has fallen by an estimated 30% since the beginning of 2017 compared with similar period last year
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