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UK Retail: the second quarter might have been the lull before the storm

Premium ContentSep 29, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Despite a 6 percentage points gain in the TCF (Textile, Clothing, & Footwear) Retail Sales Index in the second quarter of 2022, over the prior one, and a positive trajectory in footwear imports, prospects do not look good for retail. Amidst skyrocketing inflation and the worst consumer sentiment since 1974, the footwear consumer can barely afford further price increases, making the retail volume tilted to the downside. With the threat of a recession from the fourth quarter on, the majority of retailers believe that the cost-of-living crisis will be almost twice as damaging as the COVID-19 pandemic

US holiday sales to grow at a slower pace

Sep 29, 2022 / United States
Due to inflation, US holiday retail sales are likely to increase in the 2022-2033 holiday season at a slower pace than last year. E-commerce might be an opportunity as consumers try to maximize their spending

Sustainability by Anna Palmqvist (H&M): we have to change our behaviour

Premium ContentSep 28, 2022 / Sweden
Today we bring you the final interview of a series focused on sustainability. We had a nice conversation with Anna Palmqvist, Sustainability Manager at the H&M Group. Check all the bits and pieces on the video below

All the facts and numbers of the footwear industry in 2021

Sep 28, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
Last year, production and exports at global level grew by 8.6% and 7.4%, respectively. Worldwide footwear production exceeded the 22 billion pairs threshold but is still below pre-pandemic levels. In 2021, 13 billion pairs were exported worldwide, representing a partial recovery from the drop registered in 2020 but remaining below that of any other year in the last decade

UK to reintroduce tax-free shopping for international visitors

Sep 26, 2022 / United Kingdom
The UK Government is planning to reintroduce VAT-free shopping for overseas visitors to boost business growth. Luxury and retail sectors have welcomed the measure

Letícia Sperb Masselli (Abicalçados): There is a shift in the market

Premium ContentSep 22, 2022 / Brazil
Today we bring an interesting interview with Letícia Sperb Masselli, Project Manager at Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association. Check the video out to learn more about some of the pressing issues of the moment

8 of the top 10 footwear importers are European countries

Premium ContentSep 19, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today

Footwear exports: China leads but Vietnam is the success story

Premium ContentAug 30, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021

58.8% of the footwear produced in 2021 was exported

Premium ContentAug 23, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This represents the lowest percentage in a decade, according to the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released. Read more about it today

Footwear consumption in the US bounced back strongly in 2021

Premium ContentAug 16, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook, recently released, and focusing on the analysis of the footwear industry in 2021. Read more about it today

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

2021: global footwear market recovers from the pandemic but is still far from an all-time high

Premium ContentJul 28, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2021 footwear production and exports grew by 8.6% and 7.4%, respectively. Data are taken from the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association. Global footwear production exceeded the 22 billion pairs threshold but is still below pre-pandemic levels. Last year 13 billion pairs were exported worldwide, representing a partial recovery from the drop registered in 2020 but remaining below that of any other year in the last decade

Sustainability by Catarina Midby: we have to change now

Premium ContentJul 27, 2022 / Sweden
Today we bring you an interview with Catarina Midby, expert in Communication and engagement in fashion, sustainability and innovation. With 2 decades of experience in the fashion industry, Catarina has been focused on trends, communication, sustainability and entrepreneurship and we talk about those today

Footwear in Switzerland – a country snapshot

Premium ContentJul 25, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
After focusing on the footwear business in Poland, South Africa, South Korea and Russia, today, we bring you a new country snapshot, this time analysing in detail the Swiss footwear industry

Nordstrom names two new Executive leaders

Jul 21, 2022 / United States
The Seattle-based department store announced the promotion of Deniz Anders to Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Nina Barjesteh, a Senior Executive at DICK's Sporting Goods, will join the company as President, Nordstrom Product Group
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