World Footwear

Retail

Obuv Rossii reinforces position in Russian market

Jan 18, 2019 / Russian Federation
The Russian-based footwear company opened 48 new franchising stores across the country in 2018, bringing the total number of franchises to 161. As a result, the total retail chain of Obuv Rossii exceeds more than 700 outlets

Nordstrom: comparable sales increase by 1.3%

Jan 17, 2019 / United States
The Seattle-based fashion retailer announced comparable sales increasing by 1.3% in the nine weeks period ended on the 5th of January 2019, compared with similar period in 2018

Amazon with record holiday sales

Jan 8, 2019 / United States
The US-based ecommerce giant announced a “record-breaking holiday season” with athleisure cited as a “top trend”. Amazon registered more items ordered worldwide than ever before, with customers shopping at record levels from a wide selection of products across every department

80 Sears and Kmart locations to close

Jan 7, 2019 / United States
Sears Holdings, in bankruptcy proceedings since October, revealed 80 more Sears and Kmart stores it plans to close in late March 2019

Blake Nordstrom dies at age 58

Jan 4, 2019 / United States
The 58-year old co-President of Nordstrom, Blake Nordstrom, died early Wednesday morning. Blake's brothers, Pete and Erik Nordstrom, will continue as co-Presidents of the company

Diesel founder interested in Roberto Cavalli

Dec 19, 2018 / Italy
Entrepreneur Renzo Rosso is reportedly interested in acquiring the Italian luxury label through his OTB holding company. He is one the founders of Diesel, the Italian retail company with headquarters in Breganze

Czech retail trade accelerated growth

Dec 11, 2018 / Czech Republic
In October 2018, Czech sales adjusted for calendar effects increased at constant prices by 5.2%, year‑on‑year; non-adjusted sales grew by 6.4%. Seasonally adjusted sales in retail trade increased by 1.0%, month-on-month

Cyber Monday with sales record

Dec 5, 2018 / United States
Adobe's most recent report concluded that on Cyber Monday overall sales reached 7.9 billion US dollars. Sales coming from smartphones hit all-time high with over 2 billion US dollars. The buy online, pickup in-store was up by a record 50%

Most consumers ignore emails from retailers

Oct 25, 2018 / United States
Email remains one of the most dominant forces in digital marketing for retailers, with 47% of consumers rating email as their most preferred media channel for brand communications, according to a new study from Yes Lifecycle Marketing. However, many messages are ignored

Turkish shoe brands facing debt issues

Oct 12, 2018 / Turkey
Local agency news are reporting several issues faced by Turkish footwear companies, going from debt restructuring issues to closure of stores

Foot Locker and Asics launch exclusive collection

Sep 4, 2018 / United States
The two brands have gathered to announce the launch of the "Welcome to the Dojo" pack, an exclusive apparel and footwear collection inspired by ASICS' Japanese heritage

Sales of performance shoes down by 5%

Aug 3, 2018 / United States
While the market for athleisure shoes is flourishing, sales of performance shoes are going down

Nike is working on customer engagement

Jul 16, 2018 / United States
The US-based sportswear giant is set to bring back in-store traffic through Nike Live, a new tech-driven concept store at the intersection of digital and physical retail

Growing retail sales in the US

Jun 26, 2018 / United States
May retail sales increased by 0.7% seasonally adjusted over April and 5.6% unadjusted year-over-year as a growing economy prompted consumers to continue to spend, according to the National Retail Federation

High heel sales fall as women shift to comfort

Jun 22, 2018 / United States
Women are shifting their demand to more comfortable sneakers, as last year’s 37% increase in US women’s leisure sneaker sales suggests. Meanwhile, high heel sales are going down
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