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Digital bricks trend grows

Jan 14, 2022 / World
The line between e-commerce and in-store retail continues to shrink in the mind of consumers, which gives a boost to the increase of the use of technology in-store

Zalando creates Chief Operating Officer role

Dec 17, 2021 / Germany
David Schröder, up until now Chief Financial Officer, will assume the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) to focus on scaling the German e-commerce platform’s growth

Matthias Rosenthal from TÜV SÜD talks about the industry, sustainability and the global value chain

Premium ContentDec 16, 2021 / Germany
We spoke with Matthias Rosenthal, who has taken the position of Vice President Consumer Products (CPS) for TÜV SÜD’s Business Line Softlines back in March, becoming responsible for the sustainable and profitable development of Softlines globally

Nike accelerates its digital transformation

Dec 14, 2021 / United States
The company has announced the acquisition of RTFKT, which is a brand known for creating viral sneakers designs and collectible exclusives. The terms of the deal will not be disclosed

Ambitious boosts its digital presence

Nov 22, 2021 / Portugal
The Portuguese company has decided to expand and update its online platform to improve the shopping experience of its customers while allowing them to access more information about the brand

Nike takes its first steps into metaverse

Nov 22, 2021 / United States
The company has filed several trademarks applications for various virtual goods, which indicates its intention to make and sell digital Nike-branded sneakers and apparel in digital worlds

Manfred Junkert: we will have a higher percentage of ecommerce in our business

Premium ContentNov 18, 2021 / Germany
Today we bring the first part of our conversation with Manfred Junkert, Managing Director of HDS/L: Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry. We have discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the footwear industry in Germany, and debated what were the main changes coming out of this crisis

Allbirds valued at 2.15 billion US dollars

Nov 9, 2021 / United States
The Californian-based company of sustainable footwear raised more than 300 million US dollars in its initial IPO, with shares growing by 91% on the first day of trading

Mytheresa closes the year with strong sales

Sep 27, 2021 / Germany
The German-based luxury e-commerce platform reported net sales increase of 36.1% to 162.4 million euros in the fourth quarter of 2021 and a 36.2% sales jump for the full fiscal year of 2021

How is COVID-19 impacting footwear retail in different countries?

May 25, 2021 / World
With the world fast approaching 180 million cases of infected people and with vaccination now in place in several countries, we bring a summary of our latest Flash Reports focused on some key markets

MOMAD to return with hybrid format

May 23, 2021 / Spain
The International Textile, Footwear and Accessories Show, organized by IFEMA MADRID, returns in a hybrid format in September and invites the footwear industry to gather in Spain

Amazon to hire 75 000 people

May 22, 2021 / United States
The ecommerce giant is hiring 75 000 employees across fulfilment and transportation. Amazon announced an average starting pay of over 17 US dollars per hour. New hires who show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination receive an additional 100 US dollars

UK: online retail sales grow despite high street reopening

May 17, 2021 / United Kingdom
Online retail sales have continued to grow in April, rising 10.2% year-on-year, despite the reopening of the high street and against strong figures for April 2020. The latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index reports

Asics focused on new consumer oriented digital solutions

May 16, 2021 / Japan
The Japanese-based sportswear brand has partnered with SessionCam, a Glassbox company, which provides digital experience analytics for web applications. The aim is to increase online traffic, sales, and customer retention

Zalando upgrades its outlook for fiscal 2021

May 13, 2021 / Germany
Following exceptionally strong and profitable growth in the first quarter, continued elevated growth levels in the second quarter, and a stable outlook for the second half of the year, Zalando is upgrading its outlook for the current fiscal year
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