World Footwear


Under Armour with phased store re-opening in North America

May 29, 2020 / United States
The company reopened its first US stores to customers on the 15th of May and opened additional stores last week. By today Under Armour will have welcomed customers back to nearly 50% of its North America stores

Capri gives update regarding phased reopening of global stores

May 28, 2020 / United Kingdom
After taking the hit of the diffusion of Covid-19 and having most stores closed across the world, Capri now has slightly more than half of the company’s global retail fleet of stores open

JCPenney to close 242 locations

May 27, 2020 / United States
According to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, retailer J.C. Penney, which recently filed for bankruptcy protection, plans to close more than 200 locations

Visa: digital acceleration in Covid-19 era

May 26, 2020 / World
According to Visa's Chief Product Officer 13 million people in Latin America made their first-ever online purchase in March quarter. An increase in digital commerce spending was registered in the US

Aldo to close Irish business

May 25, 2020 / Ireland
The news platform The Times is reporting that retailer Aldo is retrieving from Ireland. The footwear retailer has filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada, the US and Switzerland to restructure the business

Johnsons Shoes Company enters administration

May 25, 2020 / United Kingdom
The retailer, which operates under the brands Johnsons Shoes and Bowleys Fine Shoes, has entered administration after suffering the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. CVR Global were appointed as administrators

ColombiaModa with digital edition

May 21, 2020 / Colombia
In July, Medellín will receive a new edition of ColombiaModa, this year in a virtual format. Through an online platform, the fair will offer retail sales and business meetings for the national and international markets

Caleres reopening strategy

May 21, 2020 / United States
Caleres began to reopen retail stores in areas where restrictions have been relaxed or lifted, and by the end of May it expects to have 435 of its locations re-open

Picard calls for creditors’ protection

May 21, 2020 / Germany
The Germany-based leather goods label has moved to ask for creditors' protection. The company took the hit of the Covid-19 crisis as most of the retail locations with their products are now closed

US: slippers and work footwear outperform market patterns

May 20, 2020 / United States
According to the latest data by NPD, fashion footwear sale, in the new Covid-19 context, fashion footwear underperformed in total sales. Slippers sales doubled. Work/safety footwear with better performance

Italy enters phase 2

May 20, 2020 / Italy
On Monday 18th of May stores re-opened in Italy, and some of the restrictive measures of the last weeks started to be alleviated in one of the most impacted countries by the Covid-19 pandemic

Nordstrom permanently closes Jeffrey Stores

May 20, 2020 / United States
The announcement was made by founder Jeffrey Kalinsky on his Instagram page. He declared that his boutique business, comprised of three stores in partnership with Nordstrom, will permanently close

US: only 32% of the shoppers say they are ready to buy footwear in stores

May 19, 2020 / United States
As stores reopen across the US, a recent study by First Insight found that the majority of consumers (54%) are ready to buy apparel in-store. For footwear, those saying they are willing to go back to stores is lower (32%)

Store safety measures implemented by DSW

May 19, 2020 / United States
As it starts to re-open almost 200 stores in the US and Canada DSW announced it will implement several safety measures

FICE defends alternative measures to the prohibition of sales

May 18, 2020 / Spain
The Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries (FICE) requested for the consideration of alternative and equally efficient measures to the prohibition of discounts in brick and mortar locations
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