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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

Gen Z: savvy digital shoppers

May 12, 2021 / World
A new research by Sitecore "What makes Gen Z shopper tick since the pandemic" reveals that 64% of them want to keep buying mainly online

US Retail: Will retail go back to the trend?

Premium ContentMay 10, 2021 / United States
Retail Sales in shoe stores started the year with a decreasing trend, putting an end in some recovery registered in the last months of 2020, especially when the stimulus checks started reaching the households. E-commerce is on an upward cycle, however, is not clear if the net result will be a good one, as its growth is taking place at the expenses of brick and mortar. Once again, as in other geographies already analysed in the past weeks, Consumer Confidence seems to be on a good track, translating the feeling that mass vaccination will knock COVID-19 soon. The question is: will retail go back to the trend?

Zalando launches pre-owned in 7 new markets

May 5, 2021 / Germany
After the launch in October 2020 in six European countries, the ecommerce giant has now fuelled the internationalization process of its “Pre-owned” business, by making it available in seven new markets

The Netherlands: retail turnover up by 6%

May 3, 2021 / Netherlands
According to the Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Dutch retail sector recorded 5.9% year-on-year turnover growth in March 2021. Turnover in the non-food sector was up slightly, while the food sector suffered turnover losses

The return of the fashion weeks and Pitti Uomo

May 3, 2021 / Italy
Following the decision of the Italian government to authorize international events and fashion shows in physical format, the Italian fashion authorities confirmed their upcoming editions. London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks return in June, as does the physical edition of Pitti Uomo

Italian and Spanish footwear risk additional taxes in the US market

Premium ContentApr 27, 2021 / Italy
The Digital Services Taxes (DST) and the reaction of the US with the threat to implement tariffs to products coming from 6 US trading partners are the hot topic at the moment in the footwear industry. Today we look into what that means for Italy and Spain

France Retail: Footwear Sales in Troubled Waters again

Premium ContentApr 22, 2021 / France
After a period of some return to normality, as reported in our previous Retail Flash for France, footwear retail in France plunged in November, to recover over the Christmas period. The up and down continued when we entered 2021. And the concern is raised: if 2020 was not good, and if other waves of the pandemic emerge, how will the footwear retail resist in 2021?

UK Retail: Christmas upsurge turns into big new dip at the beginning of 2021

Premium ContentApr 19, 2021 / World Footwear Reports
As a new wave of COVID-19 struck the UK and a new confinement hit the country after the New Year, retail sales of footwear slowed down again. One interesting fact comes from the indicator of consumer confidence, which is now increasing for two succeeding months. If vaccination in the UK succeeds, footwear sales decline might not persist. The question is what the impact will be for brick and mortar, as this virus seems to have been fatal for many high street players
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