World Footwear


Nordstrom announces leadership appointments

Sep 21, 2023 / United States
The Seattle-based department store chain has announced some executive changes in the company's merchandising and store divisions

US: footwear prices fall while overall inflation rises

Sep 20, 2023 / United States
Data from the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) for the month of August shows that footwear prices continue to drop despite accelerating inflation

UK: footfall declined over Summer holidays

Sep 6, 2023 / United Kingdom
According to the data from British Retail Consortium Sensormatic IQ, footfall decreased by 1.6% in August, after rising by 1.8% in July, as compared to the same month of 2022

Changes at Uniqlo's leadership team

Sep 5, 2023 / Japan
Fast Retailing has announced the appointment of its Founder Tadashi Yanai as CEO of Uniqlo. Meanwhile, Board Director Daisuke Tsukagoshi will serve as the retailer's COO

ANWR and Sabu team up to strengthen German footwear retail

Sep 1, 2023 / Germany
Footwear buying group ANWR and shoe retail cooperative Sabu have joined forces to ensure the future viability of its members. Emphasis will be placed on revitalising the retail landscape and developing the workforce

Shoe Carnival lowers full year guidance

Aug 31, 2023 / United States
Despite seeing an improvement over the first quarter of 2023, the US-based retailer still posted a year-on-year decline in net sales and profits in the second quarter, thus reducing its full year outlook

Foot Locker further reduces its full year outlook

Aug 30, 2023 / United States
As its total sales fell for the second consecutive quarter in the three months to the end of June due to continued weak demand, the US-based retailer lowered again its full year outlook

Britain loses 6 000 retail stores in 5 years

Aug 25, 2023 / Great Britain
New estimates from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) indicate that 6 000 storefronts were lost in the country in five years. The rise in the cost of living has led to short confidence amongst consumers and less spending, experts point out

Zalando's EBIT up by 87% in the second quarter

Aug 14, 2023 / Germany
The German-based online retailer posted an 87% increase in EBIT in the second quarter of the current year from the same period in 2022, despite a slight decline in GMV and revenue

CK Technology is the new owner of Görtz

Jul 26, 2023 / Germany
After a difficult year, the insolvency proceedings of the Hamburg-based footwear retailer have been completed and the company is now owned by Vienna-based CK Technology Solutions

Burberry's flagship store on New Bond Street has reopened

Jul 26, 2023 / United Kingdom
The iconic global flagship store, located at 21-23 New Bond Street in London, has reopened to the public to reinforce Burberry's positioning as the modern British luxury brand

Journeys launches resale programme

Jul 25, 2023 / United States
The footwear retailer, owned by Genesco, has teamed up with the online resale platform thredUP to launch the ‘Journeys Second-Hand’ initiative, aimed at a more environmentally-conscious generation

Shoe Zone raises full year guidance

Jul 24, 2023 / United Kingdom
The UK-based footwear retailer has raised its full year profit guidance for the second time in five weeks, following an “exceptional” sales month in June

Global footwear consumption to increase in 2023

Premium ContentJul 20, 2023 / Business Conditions Survey
In this edition of the Business Conditions survey, we asked our panel of experts about their expectations about footwear consumption in 2023. Read the main conclusions here

Uniqlo's parent company posts revenue growth

Jul 20, 2023 / Japan
The Japanese-based company posted a 21.4% increase in revenue from September 2022 to May 2023, as compared to the same period of last year, highlighting the performance of Uniqlo abroad in the third quarter
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