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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

Fire destroys Valentino factory

Apr 13, 2021 / Italy
A factory in Bucine where Italian luxury house Valentino produced its popular line of Rockstud shoes was almost completely destroyed in a fire in the beginning of April. No casualties have been reported

Sneakers and sports-related footwear expected to gain market share

Premium ContentApr 12, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Specialists from all over the world, gathered in our World Footwear' experts panel, believe sneakers and other sports related footwear, as well as other footwear with textile uppers, will continue to gain market share in the near future

Kering reorganizes its logistics process

Apr 12, 2021 / Italy
The group's new global logistics hub is located in Trecate (Novara, Piemonte), Northern Italy. The first part of the building has been operating since March 2020. The rest should be operational by the end of the second quarter 2021

Insufficient demand is the main difficulty faced by the footwear industry

Premium ContentApr 9, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
We have asked the World Footwear' experts panel, gathering specialists from all over the world, about the main difficulties currently faced by the footwear companies all over the world. Insufficient demand was choosen by half of the respondents

Manufacturers more pessimistic about prices than traders

Premium ContentApr 8, 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 prices in the footwear industry. Find out about their answers today

New Balance appoints Creative Director for MADE In USA

Apr 8, 2021 / United States
New Balance has appointed Teddy Santis, owner and founder of New York-based fashion label Aimé Leon Dore, Creative director of its MADE In USA tagline

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

New Generation: meet António Silva

Apr 2, 2021 / Portugal
António Silva has trained to be a doctor, but management has always been a passion, which is why he attended an executive course in this area. He is the founder of the footwear brand Cantaloupe

Professional training in the fashion industry under discussion in Europe

Apr 2, 2021 / CEC
The European Footwear Confederation (CEC) participated in a High-level Roundtable with European Commissioners Nicolas Schmit and Thierry Breton. Other Textile, Clothing and Leather stakeholders joined to discuss the industries’ perspective and best skills strategy to recover from the COVID-19 crisis and increase growth

Nike to stop selling to six wholesale players

Apr 2, 2021 / United States
In a note, Williams Trading’s Analyst, Sam Poser, stated that proprietary checks confirm that Nike will close six wholesale accounts: DSW, Urban Outfitters, Shoe Show, Dunham’s Sports, Olympia Sports, and Big Five
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