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A successful World Footwear Congress

Apr 9, 2019 / CEC
The sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress took place last week in Naples, located in an European region with high footwear industry representation. The debate focused on themes under the topic Digitalisation for a sustainable footwear industry

adidas invests in China to accelerate expansion

Apr 8, 2019 / China
The Germany-based sports brand is heavily investing in China, where its growth is three times higher than in the rest of the world. adidas plans to open 1 000 stores in China this year and expand ecommerce

CCC increases sales by 25%

Apr 1, 2019 / Poland
The Management Board of the CCC Group published preliminary financial data for the fourth quarter of 2018, marked by impressive sales growth. The importance of the e-commerce channel is growing

World Footwear Congress discusses sustainability

Mar 26, 2019 / CEC
The next edition of the World Footwear Congress is taking place in Naples from the 3rd to the 5th of April. The full program with speakers is now available

Dick's Sporting Goods enthusiastic about the business

Mar 20, 2019 / United States
The US-based sporting goods chain reported falling sales and earnings for the fourth-quarter due to a calendar shift. For the full year, Dick’s Sporting Goods predicts consolidated same-store sales to be approximately 0%-2%

Stable is the word for Deichmann in 2018

Mar 15, 2019 / Germany
Shoe retailer Deichmannn reported growth in 2018 despite difficult market conditions. The group of companies is reporting a plus both in the number of shoes sold as well as in turnover

Registration for the World Footwear Congress is open

Mar 1, 2019 / CEC
Registration for the sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress is now open. All footwear stakeholders are invited to join the debates in Naples, from the 3rd to the 5th of April 2019

US: online sales grow by 16.5% in the holiday season

Jan 29, 2019 / United States
According to the Adobe Digital Insights Holiday Recap 2018, 126 billion US dollars were spent online this holiday season in the US, which represents an increase of 16.5% year-over-year

Amazon with record holiday sales

Jan 8, 2019 / United States
The US-based ecommerce giant announced a “record-breaking holiday season” with athleisure cited as a “top trend”. Amazon registered more items ordered worldwide than ever before, with customers shopping at record levels from a wide selection of products across every department

Farfetch acquires Stadium Goods

Dec 12, 2018 / United Kingdom
With this acquisition of the sneaker and streetwear marketplace, Stadium Goods, Farfetch will expand its offering in the premier sneaker and streetwear category, which is part of the fast-growing premium sportswear market

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
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