World Footwear

United Kingdom

Sustainability is a business imperative

Jul 15, 2019 / United Kingdom
The words are from Sara Maggioni, Head of Womenswear at WGSN, a trend forecasting company. Sara talked to us about sustainability and other hot topics of the footwear industry

Online retail in the UK to reach 53% by 2028

Jul 12, 2019 / United Kingdom
A new report by Retail Economics* and commissioned by law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) reveals that online shopping in the UK will account for more than 50% of retail sales over the next ten years

Asos to reduce staff

Jul 11, 2019 / United Kingdom
The British-based online retailer is said to be on the verge of implementing a plan to reduce its workforce, as reported by the Sunday Times a few days ago. The cuts should be made at headquarters in London

Condé Nast to exit Farfetch

Jul 10, 2019 / United Kingdom
The Condé Nast group, owner of titles such as Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, is reportedly quitting its Farfetch's 234-million-pound stake

Abicalçados and Apex-Brasil renew agreement

Jul 4, 2019 / Brazil
During the latest edition of the Francal trade fair, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) announced the renewal of the agreement to maintain the Brazilian Footwear program, developed in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil)

Truworths to restructure Office's debt

Jul 4, 2019 / South Africa
The South African fashion retailer Truworths International confirmed its British footwear chain Office has entered debt restructuring talks with its lenders

Deichmann announces UK expansion

Jul 3, 2019 / United Kingdom
The Germany-based retailer has announced plans to expand its UK store portfolio. Last year the brand has opened 9 stores in that country bringing its network of stores in the UK to 102

UK: retail sales slip at fastest pace since 2009

Jun 25, 2019 / United Kingdom
The High Street business in the UK continues to face challenging times. Now, the highest drop in British retail sales in the last 10 years has been reported

Moda appoints director of footwear

Jun 18, 2019 / United Kingdom
The fashion trade show taking place in Birmingham every February and August is aiming to enhance its footwear segment and has appointed Lisa Govier as director of footwear

India’s leather footwear exports up by 1%

Jun 6, 2019 / India
According to the Council for Leather Exports in the first 10 months of the fiscal year exports of leather footwear increased by roughly 1%. Exports of the overall leather industry are declining

Capri is in growth mode

May 31, 2019 / United Kingdom
The UK-based group announced double digit growth for fourth quarter's revenue. Capri Holdings is in growth mode and 2020 is expected to be an investment year for the group

Harrods: world’s best performing luxury department store

May 17, 2019 / United Kingdom
The famous 170-years old luxury department store has proven its deep-rooted experience in the retail arena and scored in first ahead its competition

London leads opening of global luxury stores

May 2, 2019 / United Kingdom
Despite the current challenges within the UK retail market, London took the global top spot for luxury store openings in 2018, according to research from international real estate advisor Savills

Nike to move into new London headquarters

May 1, 2019 / United Kingdom
With the lease on its current UK headquarters set to expire in 2020, the US-based sportswear has reportedly signed a long-term lease for a new 11-storey building in the North London district of King’s Cross

The BFA appoints new CEO

Apr 18, 2019 / United Kingdom
The British Footwear Association announced the appointment of Lucy Reece-Raybould as its new CEO, following from the retirement of John Saunders
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