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Under Armour CEO steps down

May 20, 2022 / United States
The company announced that Patrik Frisk will step down as President and CEO, effective 1st of June. Colin Browne, currently COO, will act as interim President and CEO until a new name is appointed

Christopher Bevans is Eddie Bauer's new Creative Director

May 13, 2022 / United States
Outdoor brand Eddie Bauer appointed Christopher Bevans as its new Creative Director. The DYNE Founder and CFDA member is expected to bring his expertise

ABG appoints Reebok International EVP

May 5, 2022 / United States
To lead the international expansion of Reebok, the global brand development, marketing and entertainment company named Steve Robaire to the role of EVP for Reebok International

Crocs appoints first Vice President and Global Head of Sustainability

Apr 20, 2022 / United States
The company named Deanna Bratter for the newly created role of Vice President, Global Head of Sustainability. The appointment reinforces Crocs commitment to achieve net-zero by 2030

Zalando strengthens senior leadership team

Apr 13, 2022 / Germany
The German-based online platform has announced that Padmaja Bommareddy will join the company in the role of Senior Vice President (SVP) of Corporate Development

Lululemon boosts footwear segment with two new appoints

Apr 7, 2022 / United States
Shortly after launching its first footwear line, the company announced that Simon Atkins will join in as Senior Vice President (SVP) of footwear, and Phil Dickinson as SVP, global creative director

Join the 6th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Apr 6, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
The WorldFootwear.com is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views on the current business situation. Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. We want to hear you!

Dr. Martens names new Global Creative Director

Apr 5, 2022 / United Kingdom
The position will be held by Darren McKoy, known as DMac, who served before as Global Category Product Director. He stated that he will continue honouring the brand’s legacy

Footwear business not expected to be carbon neutral by 2050

Premium ContentMar 9, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Sustainability is becoming more of a real concern for businesses and inhabitants of this world. However, some claim this is just a fashion trend or a marketing tool. With that in mind we have asked our panel if the footwear industry will be able to be carbon neutral by 2050. Half of the respondents don’t believe that will happen

Cost of merchandise and raw materials is the main concern of the footwear business

Premium ContentFeb 3, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
The COVID-19 pandemic created pressure on the global supply chains, which has resulted in shortages of materials and increased transport prices. The cost of merchandise and raw materials is now the main concern of the footwear industry

Price of footwear is the most important driver in the buying decision

Premium ContentJan 31, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
A combination of factors will determine the consumer’s decision to choose a pair of shoes. With a view to find out what are the most relevant drivers in that process, we have asked our experts to choose the most relevant factors. Price is at the top of the list

Sneakers and sports related footwear to continue on the rise

Premium ContentJan 27, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
It doesn’t come as a surprise, but the conclusions from enquiring our Panel of Experts of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey point to a continuation of the trend around sneakers and sports related footwear. Read more about it today

Digital, digital and more digital

Premium ContentJan 14, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Digital channels are increasingly important and during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many retail businesses had to quickly adjust from in-store to digital sales. More then ever, the focus seems to be on the digital

Traders and manufacturers with positive prospects about footwear sales

Premium ContentJan 7, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Since the first edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey conducted in the second semester of 2019, this is the most positive result obtained: traders and manufacturers are extremely optimistic about footwear sales

Average footwear export price to grow 20% by 2025

Premium ContentJan 3, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
The average export price of footwear has increased by more than 30% in the last decade. As new pressure points are felt in the footwear market, our experts believe that by 2025 the average footwear export price could be above 12 US dollars
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