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Pinterest expands shopping features to more countries

Jun 15, 2021 / United States
Social network Pinterest announced the expansion of their shopping attributes to Australia, Canada, France and Germany. The shopping features were available first in the US and UK

Gap to close 19 stores in the UK and Ireland

Jun 10, 2021 / United Kingdom
The San-Francisco headquartered fashion group said it has plans to close 19 stores in the UK and Ireland next month as part of a restructure process with the aim to return to growth

UK: footfall improves as restrictions ease

Jun 4, 2021 / United Kingdom
According to what has been revealed by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), in the four weeks period running from the 2nd to the 29th of May, total UK footfall decreased by 27.7% in May (Yo2Y)

JD Sports is selling Sports Unlimited Retail

Jun 4, 2021 / United Kingdom
The British sports-fashion retail company is selling Sports Unlimited Retail to Iberian Sports Retail Group, its 50.02% owned subsidiary based in Spain. The deal should amount to 14 million British pounds (roughly 16.5 million euros)

JD Sports denies exit of Peter Cowgill

Jun 3, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK-based retailer and distributor of branded sportswear and fashionwear has issued a statement to deny the comments recently made in the media with regards to the position of Peter Cowgill, its Executive Chairman

Capri: Jenna A. Hendricks promoted to Senior Vice President Chief People Officer

Jun 3, 2021 / United Kingdom
Global fashion luxury group Capri announced that Jenna A. Hendricks will be promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer effective from the 1st of June 2021 onwards

Capri announces flat revenue

May 28, 2021 / United Kingdom
The fashion group reported a drop in sales of its Michael Kors brand - in the order of 4% in the fourth quarter. This contrasts with the success of the brands Versace and Jimmy Choo, whose sales increased by 10% and 16%

How is COVID-19 impacting footwear retail in different countries?

May 25, 2021 / World
With the world fast approaching 180 million cases of infected people and with vaccination now in place in several countries, we bring a summary of our latest Flash Reports focused on some key markets

Retail in the UK: weekly footfall rises

May 21, 2021 / United Kingdom
Footfall in UK retail destinations rose by 0.5% in the week terminating on the 15th of May, which was driven by a footfall rise of 3.9% cent on UK high streets

UK: optimism among employers rises to eight-year high

May 20, 2021 / United Kingdom
Optimism among UK employers has struck an eight-year high. A new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruiter Adecco, says all sectors are expecting a post-COVID jobs recovery

British Retail Consortium talks about promising signs

May 18, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK trade association for retail businesses confirms a total sales increase of 7.3% in the month of April, following the reopening of brick of mortar. However, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) this is still fragile

UK: online retail sales grow despite high street reopening

May 17, 2021 / United Kingdom
Online retail sales have continued to grow in April, rising 10.2% year-on-year, despite the reopening of the high street and against strong figures for April 2020. The latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index reports

JD Sports with changes at its Board

May 7, 2021 / United Kingdom
The UK-based retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands, today announced that Andy Rubin has stepped down from the Board as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from the 6th of May 2021

Supermarket chain Asda to start selling second-hand clothes

May 4, 2021 / United Kingdom
George at Asda has announced it will be launching a new second-hand vintage fashion range in its stores, giving a new lease of life to pre-worn garments

Matt Priest: we are 100% against the duties

Premium ContentApr 26, 2021 / United States
We spoke with the President & CEO of the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America to go over the topic of the moment: the US threat of duties on footwear imported from Spain, Italy and the UK
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