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Digital increasingly important at the expenses of traditional retail

Premium ContentApr 14, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Since the first edition of the WF Business Conditions Survey, we have been asking our panel of expert about their expectations regarding the evolution of different retail channels over the next three years: digital continues to be increasingly important

Kurt Geiger to open 9 new stores this week

Apr 14, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK-based retailer has announced it will open nine new stores this week as non-essential retailers in England are allowed to reopen

Sustainability concerns more relevant than fashion trends

Premium ContentApr 13, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
When asked about the factors considered to be the most relevant in determining the evolution of sales of each category of footwear, our experts’ answers point to a raising relevance of the sustainability concerns

UBS foresees 80 000 stores closures in the US by 2026

Apr 9, 2021 / United States
The analysis presented by the investment bank indicates that after the peak in closures registered in 2019, the scenario is not bright and shiny for the next 5 years. UBS is forecasting a 9% of the total current number stores to shut across the country by 2026

Great Britain with a record of 17 500 stores closing in 2020

Apr 9, 2021 / Great Britain
According to new data by consulting firm PwC, Great Britain had an avalanche of store closures during 2020, with some 17 500 stores not resisting the impact of the pandemic. On the other hand, 7 655 opened, representing a net loss of 9 877 stores

Asia more optimistic about quantity of footwear sold

Premium ContentApr 7, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
In our most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey we have asked our panel of experts about their forecast regarding the evolution of quantities of footwear sold. Find out about their answers today

Future of the footwear industry is uncertain, but the general outlook is positive

Premium ContentApr 6, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The World Footwear' experts panel, gathering specialists from all over the world, is foreseeing a slight recover for the footwear industry in 2021. Access the latest report and get free access to some of the main highlights of the last Business Conditions Survey

H&M falls to loss

Apr 6, 2021 / Sweden
The Swedish-based fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) reported a 21% drop in sales and now fell to a loss in the three months to the end of February. The latest restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 led to more than a third of H&M stores closed worldwide

Footwear consumption to increase this year, but pre-pandemic levels should not be reached before 2023

Premium ContentApr 5, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The World Footwear' experts panel, gathering specialists from all over the world, is foreseeing a slight recover in footwear consumption during 2021 (+2.8%). Pre-pandemic levels shouldn't be reached before 2023

US: stimulus checks fuel spending in athletic footwear and apparel

Apr 1, 2021 / United States
Data from the Bank of America Global Research reveals that Americans are buying more sneakers and apparel, as the stimulus checks reach the bank accounts of many Americans

Ireland with retail sales recovery in February

Mar 31, 2021 / Ireland
Volume of retail sales with positive growth in 10 business groups. The Central Statistics Office confirms the volume of retail sales increased by 13.9% in February

Weyco: net sales down by 35.7% in 2020

Mar 31, 2021 / United States
The Milwaukee-based footwear group has announced financial results for the quarter and year ended on the 31st of December 2020. Net sales were down by 28.7% in the last quarter of the year. Accumulated loss for the year reached 35.7%

Amazon becomes top apparel retailer in US

Mar 26, 2021 / United States
According to research conducted by American-based bank Wells Fargo, Amazon has surpassed Walmart as the country's top apparel retailer

Shoe Carnival with record quarterly net sales and net income

Mar 25, 2021 / United States
The Indiana-based retailer of footwear and accessories reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended on the 30th of January 2021. Shoe Carnival announced record quarterly net sales, net income and diluted net income per share

Clarks was already in difficulties before COVID-19

Mar 21, 2021 / United Kingdom
The footwear group published its annual report with reference to fiscal year ending on the 1st of February 2020. The results don’t reflect the full impact of the pandemic in the business or the recent change in the ownership
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