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Clarks ventures into the metaverse

May 18, 2022 / United Kingdom
The British label has launched the Cicaverse immersive experience on Roblox to celebrate the children’s unisex sneaker style, Cica, in partnership with the metaverse development studio Melon

Zalando posts sales decline

May 11, 2022 / Germany
Amid a volatile market environment, the online retailer informed that revenue declined by 1.5% in the first quarter of 2022, as compared to the same period last year, totalling 2.2 billion euros

Footwear in South Africa – a country snapshot

Premium ContentApr 11, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Today, we bring you our new country snapshot, this time focusing on South Africa, which ranks third among the top 3 footwear exports on the African continent, just behind Tunisia and Morocco. Nevertheless, it remains a net importer of footwear, being the 27th largest importer of footwear in the world in value

Adidas launches digital Ozworld experience

Apr 8, 2022 / Germany
To celebrate the release of the latest Ozworld collection, adidas Original has launched the world’s first personality-based AI-generated avatar creation platform

Olkin: the Portuguese home shoe

Apr 4, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear brand was born during the COVID-19 pandemic by the cousins José Simões and João Macedo to bring together comfort and design

Germany retail: COVID-19 still looms on retail performance

Premium ContentMar 18, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
As of December 2021, the German TCF retail index is far from providing a crystal-clear reading. A sudden improvement in the last month of the year contrasts with mixed feelings on confidence and insights from various sources. The decline in footwear prices during that month, despite the unexpected inflation surge by 5.3%, adds up as another contradictory sign. While the picture is not quite transparent yet, it is safe to presume that the online shopping category is leaning towards pandemic-neutral growth

Skechers to open experiential store in metaverse

Mar 16, 2022 / United States
The US-based footwear giant has announced that it will open an experiential store in the Fashion District of Decentraland, the Ethereum-based virtual world

Spain Retail: leaving COVID-19 fears behind

Premium ContentMar 11, 2022 / Spain
Despite the spread of the Omicron variant in the last quarter of 2021, the TCF retail sales index shows overall a slow, but positive trend, and retailers’ confidence has not returned below pre-pandemic levels. Consumers are less optimistic, but the results are not substantially worse than two years ago. At the same time, they have embraced e-commerce, which seems to have demarcated itself from the course of the pandemic

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

France Retail: retailers more confident than consumers amid an uncertain environment

Premium ContentFeb 28, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Although footwear retail sales in France have returned to pre-pandemic levels, the beginning of 2022 is being characterized by some uncertainty. Consumers’ mood has become more volatile towards the end of 2021, reaching minus 8 points in January, and rising inflation has not spared the sector. Nonetheless, retailers are proving to be more confident than consumers, displaying some insensitivity towards risks

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

Digital bricks trend grows

Jan 14, 2022 / World
The line between e-commerce and in-store retail continues to shrink in the mind of consumers, which gives a boost to the increase of the use of technology in-store
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