World Footwear

United Kingdom

Decathlon UK posts loss as it invests in transformation plan

Jun 21, 2024 / United Kingdom
The UK arm of the French-based retailer posted a 2 million British pounds (2.4m euros) loss in 2023, after investing 10 million British pounds (11.8m euros) in transformation initiatives

Clarks to cut a further 150 jobs

Jun 21, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear specialist is reportedly set to slash 150 office jobs, as losses widened last year. The latest job cuts come after the company made 103 roles redundant in 2023

Parent company of Clarks posts full year net loss

Jun 14, 2024 / United Kingdom
The parent company of the British footwear retailer Clarks suffered a net loss in 2023, despite overall revenue growth. The results reflect a weak demand, with cautious consumers facing high inflation and rising interest rates

New majority shareholder at Dr. Martens

Jun 14, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear company has announced that the Guernsey-based IngreGrsy has acquired a 38.46% stake in the brand as part of a restructuring within owner Permira’s buyout fund

UK retail sales pick up slightly in May

Jun 13, 2024 / United Kingdom
UK retail sales rose by a modest 0.7% year-on-year in May, following an April that was hit by an early Easter and poor weather. Online non-food sales appear to have turned the corner, says the BRC

JD Sports announces full year results

Jun 11, 2024 / United Kingdom
The UK-based sportswear retailer has announced its unaudited results for the year 2024, highlighting a strong revenue performance despite a challenging macro environment

US market drags down Dr. Martens full year results

May 31, 2024 / United Kingdom
As expected, the weak performance of the US wholesale business largely offset the positive performance of Dr. Martens’ DTC business and contributed to a poor full year result

Burberry full year results hit by slowing luxury demand

May 22, 2024 / United Kingdom
The luxury group has reported a decline in both sales and profits amid a slowdown in demand for luxury goods, which particularly affected its performance in mainland China and the US

Pentland Brands names new President for the Americas

May 22, 2024 / United Kingdom
The owner of brands such as Speedo and Berghaus has announced that Joe Spies has become the President of the Americas region, succeeding Matt Rock, who stepped down after 19 years with the company

British Footwear Association appoints Richard Shetliffe as CEO

May 21, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British Footwear Association (BFA) has appointed Richard Shetliffe as its new Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Lucy Reece-Raybould, who left the group in January after five years in the role

UK exits recession

May 16, 2024 / United Kingdom
The UK has emerged from recession. Official figures show that the economy has grown by 0.6% between January and March, the fastest rate in two years

UK: Poor weather and early Easter weigh on April retail sales

May 9, 2024 / United Kingdom
UK retail sales fell by 4 by 4.0% year-on-year in April, against a gain of 5.1% in April 2023. An early Easter and poor weather dampened sales, particularly for clothing and footwear, the BRC said

Clarks CEO steps down

May 7, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear label has confirmed that Jon Ram has stepped down as CEO to “pursue other opportunities” after two years in the role

Shein eyes acquisition of Topshop

Apr 29, 2024 / United Kingdom
According to The Sunday Times, Topshop’s owner, Asos, has reportedly attracted interest from several prominent retail companies, including the Chinese fast-fashion giant Shein

Primark reports strong sales growth in the H1

Apr 29, 2024 / United Kingdom
Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported strong sales growth for Primark in the first half of the year, highlighting that the Christmas season helped to offset the impact of a slow start to the cold season
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