World Footwear


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

How robots help in footwear warehouses

Oct 19, 2021 / Germany
This webinar organised by Magazino will focus on the upcoming peak season and the challenges of managing e-commerce and footwear warehouses

New Generation: meet Isabel Henriques da Silva and José Maria Reffois

Oct 18, 2021 / Portugal
Isabel and José are the faces behind JAK Shoes. Founders of the OFFICINA Lisboa project, in 2014 the duo created a unisex and sustainable brand. After Porto, a new store was now opened in Lisbon

LVMH reports continued growth

Oct 18, 2021 / France
In the first 9 months of 2021, the French-based luxury group had revenue of 44.2 billion euros, up by 46% year-over-year. The Fashion & Leather Goods segment registered exceptional growth

UK: footfall rises in September

Oct 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
Retail footfall in the UK continued to improve in September, narrowing the gap from 2019 to -17.4% from -18.6% in August, countering the downward trend often reported in September

Consumer confidence in the UK hits the lowest point in 2021

Oct 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
Consumer confidence in the UK has returned to pre-pandemic levels, but it has reached its lowest point in 2021 due to inflation and concern over supply chains and empty shelves

Join the 5th edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Oct 12, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views about the current business situation and assess the main impacts of COVID-19. Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey. We also want your opinions on the post-pandemic issues. Join today! We want to hear you

UK: shopping patterns return to pre-pandemic levels

Oct 12, 2021 / United Kingdom
A report from Airtime Rewards reveals a strong return to pre-pandemic shopping patterns in the UK, as 3 in 5 consumers were reported to be shopping more than once in high street locations

Minelli sold to the owners of San Marino

Oct 6, 2021 / France
Vivarte has concluded the sale of its footwear and accessories brand Minelli to the businessmen Stéphane Collaert and Laurent Portella, who also purchased the footwear brand San Marino in February 2020

H&M with sales increase

Oct 4, 2021 / Sweden
The Sweden-based fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB announced the results for the third quarter of 2021, running from 1st of June to 31st of August. Sales and profit increased during this quarter as more stores were able to reopen

US: holiday retail sales likely to increase

Sep 27, 2021 / United States
According to Deloitte’s annual holiday retail forecast, holiday retail sales are expected to increase between 7% and 9% in 2021. E-commerce sales should grow the most

Mytheresa closes the year with strong sales

Sep 27, 2021 / Germany
The German-based luxury e-commerce platform reported net sales increase of 36.1% to 162.4 million euros in the fourth quarter of 2021 and a 36.2% sales jump for the full fiscal year of 2021

Farfetch publishes the 2020 ESG report

Sep 27, 2021 / United Kingdom
It is the first report published since the announcement of Farfetch’s 2030 sustainability goals, built on its Positively Farfetch strategy. The document highlights the environmental, social and governance initiatives taken so far, and its progress so far

Crocs aims at 5 billion US dollars sales

Sep 24, 2021 / United States
The US-based brand of casual footwear has announced its long-term strategy for sustainable and profitable growth. Crocs expects its revenue to increase to more than 5 billion US dollars by 2026

Foot Locker completes acquisition of WSS

Sep 23, 2021 / United States
The New York-based specialty athletic retailer has completed its acquisition of Eurostar, Inc. (WSS), a US-based athletic footwear and apparel retailer that primarily operates on the West Coast
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