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Crocs: record revenue in 2020

Feb 24, 2021 / United States
The brand known for its clogs just posted the highest quarterly revenue in its history. Record 2020 revenue of 1.4 billion US dollars increased 12.6% over last year. Digital sales grew 50.2% in 2020 to represent 41.5% of revenue

Amazon announces year end results and CEO transition

Feb 15, 2021 / United States
The ecommerce giant announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended on the 31st of December 2020. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will transition to the role of Executive Chair and Andy Jassy will become Chief Executive Officer

CCC: 2020 was not a bad year with sales broadly unchanged

Feb 15, 2021 / Poland
The CCC Group ended the fourth quarter of 2020, which included January 2021, with sales broadly unchanged year on year. E-commerce grew by 84% year on year (Y-o-Y), with over 78% of sales generated via online channels in January alone

Boohoo buys several brands from Arcadia

Feb 10, 2021 / United Kingdom
The United Kingdom-based online fashion retailer acquired Dorothy Perkins, Burton and Wallis' brands, its intellectual property and stocks for 25.2 million British pounds in cash

Shoe Carnival announces preliminary sales with 5.8% growth

Feb 9, 2021 / United States
The Indiana-based footwear retailer announced preliminary results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020. The company is now expecting to report net sales increasing to approximately 253.9 million US dollars (239.9 million US dollars in Q4 2019)

Asos buys Topshop and other Arcadia's brands

Feb 1, 2021 / United Kingdom
The deal includes Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT. The brands were for sale after the Arcadia group collapsed into administration by the end of 2020

Ireland: retail sales up by 14.3% in December

Jan 29, 2021 / Ireland
The volume of retail sales increased by 14.3% in December 2020 when compared to November 2020 on a seasonally adjusted basis. Data is from Ireland's Central Statistics Office (CSO)

US: AAFA calls for legislation to hold online marketplaces accountable for counterfeit sales

Jan 27, 2021 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) submitted comments to the US Patent and Trademark Office regarding secondary trademark infringement liability in the e-commerce setting. With the increase of online commerce AAFA is calling for new legislation

COVID-19: Chilean digital commerce accelerated at least 5 years in 2020

Premium ContentJan 27, 2021 / Chile
We spoke with FEDECCAL, the Chamber of Leather, Footwear and Allied Industries, to understand the main impacts of the pandemic in the country's footwear trade in 2020. We also discussed the acceleration of digital commerce in Chile last year, much driven by COVID-19

South Africa: industry impacted by slow retail sales

Premium ContentJan 27, 2021 / South Africa
We spoke with Jirka Vymetal, Executive Director at SAFLIA, the Southern African Footwear & Leather Industries Association, to learn more about the current situation of the pandemic in the country and the impacts it is having on the footwear industry

Portugal: retail closes, manufacturing is functioning as usual

Jan 18, 2021 / Portugal
The country is living in another State of Emergency, at least until the 30th of January. Industry, distribution and schools remain open and functioning as usual. Non-essential retail is once again closed

London Fashion Week will be digital and with no audience

Jan 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
The event will run from the 19th to the 23rd February 2021, with both womenswear and menswear designers to take part in a gender-neutral showcase. London Fashion Week February 2021 will be a digital event, taking into account the most recent government restrictions in England

Paris cancels physical shows for January fashion weeks

Jan 15, 2021 / France
The two fashion weeks planned for this month in Paris - men's ready-to-wear and haute couture - will not have physical shows, as the French authorities decided to maintain the ban on the presence of an audience at events

Asos sees UK sales climb by 36%

Jan 14, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK-based marketplace ASOS, home to 900+ small businesses, has announced a trading update for the four months ended on the 31st December 2020 with revenue growth ”surpassing expectations”

Gallery SHOES & Fashion postponed to April

Jan 14, 2021 / Germany
Originally scheduled to take place from the 7th to the 9th of March 2021, Gallery SHOES & Fashion will now be taking place after Easter, from the 18th to the 20th of April 2021, at the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf. The corresponding Showroom Concept has been moved to April as well (16th-20th)
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