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Shoe Zone with new Finance Director

Jul 3, 2020 / United Kingdom
The UK-based footwear retailer announced the appointment of Peter Foot as Finance Director, with effect from the 6th of July onwards. Mr. Foot will replace Jonathan Fearn whose resignation has been accepted with effect from the 31st of July 2020.

Deckers Brands appoints Victor Luis to its Board of Directors

Jul 3, 2020 / United States
US-based footwear, apparel and accessories group has appointed Victor Luis, former CEO of Tapestry, to its Board of Directors. Coinciding with this appointment, Deckers also announced that James Quinn has resigned from the Board

Pure London: summer edition cancelled

Jun 30, 2020 / United Kingdom
Due to the global impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Hyve Group have announced changes to their 2020 show calendar and will bring Pure London, Pure Origin, Scoop and Jacket Required back to the UK capital in February 2021

Gucci rises up prices of handbags

Jun 30, 2020 / Italy
Popular items of the brand, the Dionysus and the Zumi handbags, are now more expensive. Jefferoes International reports they now cost up to 9% more

Pakistan's footwear exports up by 4.29%

Jun 29, 2020 / Pakistan
Footwear exports of the Asian country increased by 4.29% during the first eleven months of current financial year (2019-20) as compared to the corresponding period of last year

Inditex wants 25% of sales online within 2 years

Jun 29, 2020 / Spain
The Spanish group owning brands Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe, wants online sales to represent over 25% of the total by 2022. This compares with 14% in financial year 2019

Nike's revenue falls by 38% in the last quarter

Jun 29, 2020 / United States
Revenue for Nike decreased by 38% to 6.3 billion US dollars, down by 36% on a currency-neutral basis, primarily due to owned and partner physical store closures across North America, EMEA and APLA due to COVID-19

Merrell names Janice Tennant as Chief Marketing Officer

Jun 26, 2020 / United States
Merrell, a division of Wolverine announced the appointment of Janice Tennant to the position of Chief Marketing Officer, reporting directly to Merrell’s global brand president, Chris Hufnagel, and joining the brand’s Senior Leadership Team

Lineapelle to launch A New Point of View

Jun 25, 2020 / Italy
From the 22nd to the 23rd September 2020 Lineapelle will take place at Fieramilano Rho, showcasing together with all fashion exhibitions of made in Italy

Do you know what Eco-design is?

Jun 24, 2020 / Portugal
The Eco-design Guide for the Footwear Industry developed under the Life GreenShoes4All project intends to be a short guide to support companies that want to incorporate eco-design in the development of lower environmental impact footwear

Argentina: retail re-opens amid national quarantine extension

Jun 24, 2020 / Argentina
The World Footwear spoke with Camara de la Industria del Calzado, the Footwear Industry Chamber in Argentina to get an update on the COVID-19 impacts in the country

COVID-19 pandemic fuels solo fitness

Jun 23, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As many people change from classes into solo fitness, we could be witnessing a rise in demand for products for outdoor activities, individual sports or running

Brazilian footwear exports decreased by 66% in May

Jun 22, 2020 / Brazil
Data prepared by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) indicates that 2.7 million pairs were shipped in May, generating 23.9 million US dollars of revenue. This resulted in decreases both in volume (-64.7%) and in value (-66%)

Buy Less, Buy Better

Jun 19, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
While we have been encouraged to stop overconsumption for many years now, this pandemic may have created the perfect opportunity for this shift in consumer behaviour to happen. What business tips arise from here?

Genesco: sales down by 44%

Jun 19, 2020 / United States
The US-based group has announced first quarter results marked by a decline of 44% in net sales. The sales decrease was driven by the closure of stores for the back half of the first quarter
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