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Cyber Monday with sales record

Dec 5, 2018 / United States
Adobe's most recent report concluded that on Cyber Monday overall sales reached 7.9 billion US dollars. Sales coming from smartphones hit all-time high with over 2 billion US dollars. The buy online, pickup in-store was up by a record 50%

Most consumers ignore emails from retailers

Oct 25, 2018 / United States
Email remains one of the most dominant forces in digital marketing for retailers, with 47% of consumers rating email as their most preferred media channel for brand communications, according to a new study from Yes Lifecycle Marketing. However, many messages are ignored

European Associations work on new digital skills

Jul 13, 2018 / CEC
The results of a company survey conducted under the Erasmus+ Project Digital TCLF 2025 have been published, confirming the relevance of 9 emerging digital occupations in the Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear (TCLF) sectors

Farfetch to mentor start-ups

Apr 30, 2018 / Portugal
Named Dream Assembly, the technology accelerator powered by Farfetch, aims to give selected start-ups the opportunity to join a programme of mentorship and networking. Access to early-stage funding also included

Great Britain: Online sales continue to increase

Apr 20, 2018 / Great Britain
A first estimate issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicates that retail sales in Great Britain continue to decline. Online sales increased again

Retail sales increase by 4.4%

Apr 10, 2018 / United States
According to the FDRA, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, quoting the National Retail Federation, February retail sales increased by 4.4% year-over-year as the economy continued to grow. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants

Carrefour to acquire 17% of Showroomprive

Jan 16, 2018 / France
The French multinational retailer and the online sales player announced the signing of a strategic agreement. Carrefour will acquire 17% of the share capital of Showroomprive from Conforama, a subsidiary of the Steinhoff Group

E-commerce in Romania: 2.8 billion euros in 2017

Jan 12, 2018 / Romania
The Romanian e-commerce market was valued at 2.8 billion euros at the end of 2017, according to GPeC, ecommerce specialists. According to the report, Romanians spent an average of 7.67 million euros daily in online shopping

Spartoo to acquire André

Jan 11, 2018 / France
The France-based online fashion retailer is said to be in talks to buy Vivarte's André

Macy’s with solid holidays season

Jan 4, 2018 / United States
The Cincinnati-based company reported positive sales for November and December. The cost saving strategy continues in place with the company aiming to reinvest the savings of 300 million US dollars back into  the business

Birkenstock discontinuing Amazon deliveries in Europe

Dec 11, 2017 / Europe
The Germany-based footwear company has issued a statement where it claims consumers have been misled by counterfeit products offered for sale on Amazon Marketplace. They will discontinue deliveries through Amazon effective in the new year

Yoox self-destructing online ads

Nov 24, 2017 / Italy
Yoox has teamed up with Google to develop an innovative and groundbreaking interactive ads, creating for YouTube the world’s most exclusive collection

Call for papers is now open

Oct 24, 2017 / UITIC
Following a long lasting tradition the UITIC Congress will present innovative projects and technologies for the footwear industry, and now innovators are invited to present their ideas on a “call for papers”

New training programme on Luxury Footwear Manufacturing

Oct 10, 2017 / CEC
The Erasmus+ High-End Shoe project partners presented the main project outcomes and outputs, namely the Luxury Footwear Manufacturing Technician profile and corresponding training programme

Shoes Made in EU launches online course

Oct 5, 2017 / CEC
The European project aiming at boosting the Vocational Education and Training (VET) in shoemaking in Europe through the upgrading of a European qualification profile in footwear manufacturing, is about to launch its new free access online course
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