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The impact of the pandemic in footwear imports

Premium ContentNov 27, 2020 / World Footwear Reports
International footwear trade was heavily impact by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent dissemination across the globe. Check the impact in the main importers

Dr. Martens could launch IPO soon

Nov 27, 2020 / United Kingdom
The British-based footwear brand known for its iconic boots has reportedly appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead its initial public offering (IPO)

UK Retail: recovery starts to dissipate

Premium ContentNov 26, 2020 / United Kingdom
The summer brought a breath of fresh air into the UK footwear market after the COVID-19 hit. After the collapse caused by the first wave of the pandemic, Textile, Clothing & Footwear (TCF) Retail Sales have been recovering from April through September. However, the second wave striking in October led TCF retail sales to the downside, closing now 18 pp in the red. With little more than one month to year-end the perspectives are not good and even the mood of the consumers seems to be losing some traction: after 12 months being less pessimistic than retailers, the consumer confidence indicator is swinging downwards faster than on the side of retailers

J.Crew Group appoints Libby Wadle as Chief Executive Officer

Nov 26, 2020 / United States
In her new functions Libby Wadle will oversee J.Crew and J.Crew Factory in addition to her current leadership responsibilities at Madewell. Jan Singer, who was previously J.Crew Group's CEO, is pursuing other endeavours

Next edition of Micam announced for March 2021

Nov 25, 2020 / Italy
The footwear trade show will be, once again, part of the #strongertogether project. The 5 trade fairs from the fashion system will once again be held on the same dates at single location, the Fieramilano Rho. Micam will be a 3 days event this time

Dick's Sporting Goods announces planned leadership succession

Nov 25, 2020 / United States
The Pittsburgh-headquartered sporting goods retailer announced that Edward W. Stack, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will assume the role of Executive Chairman and continue as Chief Merchant, from the 1st of February onwards

Foot Locker: third quarter marked by sales growth

Nov 23, 2020 / United States
Third quarter comparable-store sales increased by 7.7% and total sales were up by 9.0% in the same period. Notwithstanding the good performance in the last quarter, year-to-date total sales and comparable-store sales are still down

Gallery with merged formats in 2021

Nov 20, 2020 / Germany
The Germany-held trade fairs have announced the dates for 2021 and confirmed the merged formats, which were successfully tried in 2020, will continue

Most profitable quarter reported by Shoe Carnival

Nov 19, 2020 / United States
Shoe Carnival reported net sales of 274.6 million US dollars for the third quarter. Net income was 14.7 million US dollars, 7% up from similar period in 2019. These resulted in the most profitable quarter in Shoe Carnival’s history

adidas talks about strong recovery despite sales plunge

Nov 19, 2020 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear giant said the third quarter was marked by a strong recovery of the business. In the period under analysis, revenue decreased by 3% in currency-neutral terms. In euro terms, revenue decreased by 7%

How consumers value different features of footwear

Premium ContentNov 17, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
In the third edition of the Business Conditions Survey we have questioned our Panel Members on their views regarding how consumers would react to a number of potentially desirable features of footwear. Find out the answers

What drives sales of footwear?

Premium ContentNov 16, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
Purchasing power, price, fashion, sustainability and climate are all driving footwear sales. However, how important are each of these in the moment the consumer chooses a new pair of shoes?

Eurazeo Brands buys Axel Arigato for 56 million euros

Nov 16, 2020 / Sweden
The global investment company is investing 56 million euros in Axel Arigato, a Swedish premium sneaker, ready-to-wear and accessories brand, to become a majority shareholder, alongside brand's founders Max Svärdh and Albin Johansson

Impact of the pandemic on footwear consumption

Premium ContentNov 13, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic were inevitably the special topic of this edition of the World Footwear Business Condition Survey. Today we bring you more details about our Expert's views

Vietnam’s rise in footwear trade

Premium ContentNov 12, 2020 / Vietnam
The World Footwear’s Panel of Experts is forecasting Vietnam’s share of footwear exports to reach 11.5% in 2025. Last year Vietnam exported roughly 1.4 billion pairs of shoes
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