World Footwear

United States

Free shipping will make a difference this holiday

Oct 27, 2020 / United States
According to NPD's insights, free shipping was identified, for the first time, as the number one factor influencing where consumers decide to shop this holiday in the US. A finding in line with consumers increasing use of online shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Kering overcomes expectations despite 4.3% sales decline

Oct 23, 2020 / United States
The luxury group announced consolidated revenue in the third quarter of 2020 of 3 717.7 million euros, down by 4.3% as reported. Double digit growth in North America and Asia-Pacific contributed to the period's performance

Crocs and Justin Bieber in partnership

Oct 23, 2020 / United States
The casual footwear brand announced a collaboration with global superstar Justin Bieber. The Crocs X Justin Bieber is inspired from the signature yellow of Bieber's personal clothing brand and includes eight custom Jibbitz charms

VF shows signs of recovery with higher than expected results

Oct 22, 2020 / United States
The owner of brands such as Vans, The North Face and Timberland, registered declining revenue in the second quarter (-18%). Notwistanding, VF's results have surpassed their internal expectations, which is being taken as a positive sign of recovery

Amy Hunter is Caleres new Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Oct 21, 2020 / United States
The St. Louis-based company has announced Amy Hunter will join the company as Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, effective from today

12th Annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk turns into a virtual event

Oct 15, 2020 / United States
Notwithstanding the COVID-19 reality the fundraising campaign for kids will continue and the aim I to raise 2 million US dollars as it transforms its popular annual beach event into a celebration of its sponsors and community

AAFA reiterates importance of CBTPA program is extended to 2030

Oct 12, 2020 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association President and CEO Steve Lamar welcomed the signing of the "Extension of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act" by President Trump this weekend. The bill extends the CBTPA until the 30th of September 2030

FDRA and FFANY complete merger

Oct 9, 2020 / United States
The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) announced it has assumed the management of the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) operations. FDRA President and CEO Matt Priest will oversee the union and FFANY’s Executive Director

Nike's first quarter digital sales up by 82%

Oct 1, 2020 / United States
Nike’s revenue in the first quarter decreased by 1% totalling 10.6 billion US dollars and was flat to prior year on a currency-neutral basis. The sportswear giant reported first quarter digital sales growing by 82%

Kerby Jean-Raymond is Reebok’s new VP Creative Direction

Sep 30, 2020 / United States
Reebok announced the appointment of Kerby Jean-Raymond to Vice President, Creative Direction. In this role, Jean-Raymond will provide creative leadership across all design disciplines for Reebok

Amazon is hiring 100 000 across the US and Canada

Sep 28, 2020 / United States
The online giant is expecting to open 100 new Operations sites in September across fulfilment centres, delivery stations, sortation centres and other sites. Amazon announced it will hire 100 000 people in the US and Canada

Charisse Ford Hughes joins the Board of Directors of Crocs

Sep 25, 2020 / United States
The US-based company famous for its clogs announced that Charisse Ford Hughes has been appointed to Crocs' Board of Directors. This nomination will be effective from the 1st of October onwards

Simon Property and Brookfield are rescuing JCPenney

Sep 24, 2020 / United States
Mall owners Simon Property and Brookfield Property Partners have entered in an agreement in principle to acquire JC Penney. The American department store chain filed for bankruptcy protection earlier in the year

Michelle Poole named President of Crocs

Sep 14, 2020 / United States
As President, Ms. Poole will assume responsibility for the Americas, Asia and EMEA regional commercial teams as well as continue to lead the Product Design and Management, Merchandising, and Marketing teams at Crocs

Crocs expects 10% revenue growth

Sep 11, 2020 / United States
The casual footwear brand known for its clogs, provided third quarter 2020 revenue outlook after having experienced exceptional consumer demand in the COVID-19 new reality
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