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China pays the highest average import price for footwear

Oct 26, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
The leader of footwear manufacturing and main exporter entered the top 10 of footwear importers in 2020. The Asian giant is also the country paying the highest average import price among the main consumers of footwear

US: footwear prices increase significantly

Oct 22, 2021 / United States
According to the Shoe Price Report issued by the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), footwear prices are increasing at the fastest rate in over 20 years, with year-to-date prices up by 3.2%

UK Retail: COVID-19 might be alleviating but there is still no sunrise for Retail

Premium ContentOct 19, 2021 / United Kingdom
As vaccination levels increase and the restrictive measures are lifted the UK retail industry could be on the expectation that solid improvement would be on the way. However, Consumer Confidence has been fading away since July, and Textile, Clothing & Footwear store sales have been on a slide in the last few months. With the supply chain issues impacting the footwear industry and the lorries shortage, this could be a perfect storm for more bad news

Average export price of footwear grows by 57% in a decade

Premium ContentOct 5, 2021 / World
Over the last decade, the average worldwide export price of footwear grew significantly and registered a record value of 10.37 US dollars in 2020. This is the highest value ever registered and represents growth of 56.7% compared to 2010 (when the average price was only 6.61 US dollars). Such variance points to an average annual growth in the footwear sector of 4.6% throughout this decade, while the general inflation of the economy was only 1.66%. Footwear prices grew almost three times more than the average registered for all goods

Average worldwide export price exceeds 10 dollars for the first time

Sep 7, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
Data is taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook recently released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association

2020: a dark year for the footwear industry but better than the worst forecasts

Premium ContentJul 30, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2020 footwear production and exports fell by 15.8% and 19% respectively. Data are taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association. Previous forecasts were gloomier, and the World Footwear Experts Panel had pointed to a drop in global footwear consumption in 2020 of more than 20%. Final numbers for 2020 in the developed countries of Europe and North America are in line with such expectations. However, Asia and less developed countries outperformed expectations thus supporting a lower plunge in the global footwear industry

Japan Retail: No Olympic medal for retail sales

Premium ContentJul 27, 2021 / Japan
June started with some good perspectives as consumer morale in the Japanese market was the strongest in 16 months. However, the retailer’s sentiment is not accompanying, and a new State of Emergency in Tokyo is not promising good news. The Apparel & Accessories (including footwear) Retail Sales Index also suffered from less consumer confidence after March. And with no international visitors going to Japan to attend the Olympics, recovery chances of the retail industry will definitely be impacted

Spain Retail: are consumers curing their entrenched pessimism?

Premium ContentJul 6, 2021 / World Footwear Reports
As the new pandemic wave seems to be fading away in Spain, indicators are improving. In the last two months with data available (March and April) Footwear Imports and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Retail Index performed much better than in 2020. Adding to list of good news is the consumers and retailers' confidence at their maximum scores since March 2020. With the online retail being at its maximum as well, the question now is whether omnichannel strategies from physical operators will be strong enough?

UK Retail: Anticipating a new Retail Normalcy

Premium ContentJun 21, 2021 / United Kingdom
With the seasonally adjusted TCF (Textile, Clothing & Footwear) Retail Sales Index successfully resuming the 2018 baseline, a new Retail Normalcy is anticipated. Importers, on their side, have well sensed since February that retail was about to reignite, as depicted by the increase in the monthly footwear imports. As the vaccination process evolves favourably in the UK, Consumer Confidence in the country seems to be unstoppable

Brazilian footwear industry concerned with possible FTA Mercosur-Vietnam-Indonesia

Jun 15, 2021 / Brazil
The local association is concerned with the idea of carrying out an unrestricted trade opening for foreign products, with the reduction of the tariffs on imports. The possibility to have an FTA with Vietnam and Indonesia is already in the process of public consultation

Macy's is opening 45 Backstage locations

May 14, 2021 / United States
The off-price banner launched in 2015 by Macy is now on expansion mode. Considered a major success by Macy, who now decided to open 45 new shop-in-shops

US Retail: Will retail go back to the trend?

Premium ContentMay 10, 2021 / United States
Retail Sales in shoe stores started the year with a decreasing trend, putting an end in some recovery registered in the last months of 2020, especially when the stimulus checks started reaching the households. E-commerce is on an upward cycle, however, is not clear if the net result will be a good one, as its growth is taking place at the expenses of brick and mortar. Once again, as in other geographies already analysed in the past weeks, Consumer Confidence seems to be on a good track, translating the feeling that mass vaccination will knock COVID-19 soon. The question is: will retail go back to the trend?

Stella: shipment volume and revenue improve from low base in 2020

Apr 30, 2021 / China
In a business update provided to the market, Stella confirmed the Group’s unaudited consolidated revenue increased by 15.3% to approximately 303.4 million US dollar, compared to approximately 263.2 million US dollar for the corresponding period in 2020

France Retail: Footwear Sales in Troubled Waters again

Premium ContentApr 22, 2021 / France
After a period of some return to normality, as reported in our previous Retail Flash for France, footwear retail in France plunged in November, to recover over the Christmas period. The up and down continued when we entered 2021. And the concern is raised: if 2020 was not good, and if other waves of the pandemic emerge, how will the footwear retail resist in 2021?

UK Retail: Christmas upsurge turns into big new dip at the beginning of 2021

Premium ContentApr 19, 2021 / World Footwear Reports
As a new wave of COVID-19 struck the UK and a new confinement hit the country after the New Year, retail sales of footwear slowed down again. One interesting fact comes from the indicator of consumer confidence, which is now increasing for two succeeding months. If vaccination in the UK succeeds, footwear sales decline might not persist. The question is what the impact will be for brick and mortar, as this virus seems to have been fatal for many high street players
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