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Dick's Sporting Goods posts solid performance

Nov 28, 2022 / United States
The sporting goods retailer has reported a 7.7% net sales increase in the third quarter of 2022, as compared to the same period of last year, deciding to raise the full year outlook in result

Shoe Carnival announces third quarter results

Nov 24, 2022 / United States
The US-based footwear retailer reported a sales decline of 4% in the third quarter of 2022, as compared to the same period of 2021, in which results were impacted by governmental stimulus

Foot Locker raises guidance

Nov 22, 2022 / United States
After reporting "better-than-expected results" in the third quarter of 2022, the US-based retailer announced that it has raised its full year outlook

Denis Falardeau (Shoe Manufacturers Association of Canada): I am very optimistic for 2023

Premium ContentNov 17, 2022 / Canada
We spoke with Denis Falardeau, President of the Shoe Manufacturers Association of Canada, to better understand the trajectory of the Canadian footwear industry, the recent transformations in the country’s retail and why the industry is well-positioned for the future

Japan Retail: apparel and footwear retail will hardly remain safe amidst such troubling waters

Premium ContentNov 15, 2022 / Japan
The further easing of COVID-19 border control measures brought tourists back to the stores, but the anticipated consumption-led recovery is being curbed by the high wholesale inflation, as the weak yen is inflating the costs of imports. On the other end, if the yen depreciation is fostering exports, the fear of a global economic slowdown is a bearer of bad news. Both the Apparel & Accessories Retail and the Consumer Confidence indicator are currently trending down, and not to increase prices is no longer an option. As for online commerce, now that the pandemic boosting effect is over, the competitiveness between this channel and physical retail is at stake, however, it is yet soon to claim a winner

World's largest duty-free shopping complex opens in Hainan

Nov 15, 2022 / China
Regarded as the world's largest duty-free facility, the Haikou International Duty-Free City Shopping Complex, located in the province of Hainan, China, is now open to the public

Interview with Julia Guzenko (Giardini) from Ukraine

Premium ContentNov 11, 2022 / Ukraine
Our newest interview is with Julia Guzenko, owner of chain store Giardini, based in Ukraine. We have talked to Julia about the conditions of working in war time. Watch the video

HalfPrice with an EBITDA margin of 12.6%

Nov 11, 2022 / Poland
The Polish-based group CCC posted results for the third quarter of 2022, underlining that the HalfPrice business delivered operating profitability just a year and a half from its inception

Amazon rebounds

Nov 9, 2022 / United States
The Seattle-based online retail giant returned to profitability in the third quarter of the current year, but it is preparing for a slower last quarter, most likely due to a weaker consumer demand

US Retail: not all news are bad for retail

Premium ContentNov 8, 2022 / United States
The available data suggests that retailers made sure to fill up their stocks this year, most likely causing supply to outstrip demand. But while demand may have slowed down, mainly due to high inflation, spending has not ceased, and retailers are expected to increase their promotions through the end of the year to dispose of marked-down excess inventory. Consumer confidence indicators are somewhat mixed, but it is safe to assume that, at least, it has stopped bleeding. In fact, the contrast with European consumers is clear, showing that US shoppers are less sensitive to the geopolitical risks concerning the ongoing war in Ukraine. Meanwhile, though slowly, footwear prices increases are starting to decelerate

US low-income shoppers to spend more this holiday season

Nov 3, 2022 / United States
Low-income shoppers are planning to spend 25% more year-over-year, while the high-income group is pulling back. Overall, holiday spending is expected to be flat year-over-year

Stella posts revenue increase

Nov 2, 2022 / Hong Kong
In the first nine months of 2022, the Hong Kong-based footwear manufacturer and retailer posted a 13.5% consolidated revenue growth despite "increasing macroeconomic headwinds"

Germany Retail: after a surprising summer, retail might not be able to withhold the impacts of recession

Premium ContentNov 1, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
The analysis of both TCF (Textile, Clothing, & Footwear) Retail Index and footwear imports show that German consumers chose “to enjoy the present before it is too late”. In July, retail trade was still healthy enough to accommodate the price increases caused, first, by the impact of the pandemic on the global supply, and then, by the skyrocketing of energy prices following the Ukraine crisis, not to mention the high inflation. However, given the free fall of consumers’ and retailers’ confidence observed since March, additional uncertainties are expected to arise throughout Autumn. Furthermore, despite all gains observed in the recent past, the online seems to be losing some track, and the macroeconomic environment will not be an ally during the second half of 2022

Spain Retail: footwear retail fears the end of the year on account of macroeconomic uncertainty

Premium ContentOct 28, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Looking exclusively into the available evidence from the comparison between the monthly behaviour of footwear imports and the TCF (Textile, Clothing, & Footwear) Retail Index in Spain, as well as the TCF Retail Indicator by Eurostat, there are not yet red lights on the retail side, so far. But, as more consumers struggle to make ends meet with high inflation and increases in gas and electricity, footwear retail is expected to soon be a victim of the need to divert from non-essentials. Meanwhile, online sales appear to have stabilized, so, with the COVID-19 influence out of the picture, it is up to retailers to continue investing in this channel, where there is much yet to be done

William Wong: to prove sustainability we need transparent traceability

Premium ContentOct 24, 2022 / Hong Kong
Today we bring you an interview with William Wong, President at Global Footwear Sustainability Summit and Vice President at Hong Kong Footwear Association. We have talked with William about what is going on the footwear industry nowadays
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