World Footwear

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Caleres with loss of 345.8 million dollars

Jun 5, 2020 / United States
The US-based retailer presented first quarter results for the period ended on the 2nd of May, with net sales declining by 42%. Caleres had a loss of 345.8 million dollars in the period

Timberland & Savory Institute partner to build regenerative leather supply chain

Jun 5, 2020 / United States
Next Fall Timberland will launch a collection of boots made with leather from verified regenerative ranches sourced through Savory's Minnesota Hub, Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed

Brazil: Covid-19 pandemic shrinks footwear exports

Jun 4, 2020 / Brazil
The Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) believes the COVID-19 pandemic played an essential role in the decline registered in footwear exports during the first four months of the year

VF’s CEO sends memo to employees comparing racism to virus

Jun 4, 2020 / United States
In a letter sent to all employees entitled “Racism is another virus to eradicate” VF Chairman, President and CEO Steve Rendle compared racism to the coronavirus pandemic

Don't do it campaign by Nike

Jun 3, 2020 / United States
The sportswear giant took a stand against racism with the Don't do it campaign, a twist in its famous catchy phrase, Just do it, as protests against police brutality spread across the US

China: Jimmy Choo returns to last year sales levels

Jun 3, 2020 / China
In a statement giving an updated on the phased reopening of their global stores network, Capri Holdings, the owner of the Jimmy Choo, said sales levels of the brand are returning to normal in China

Deckers: sales up by 5.6% in last FY despite drop in the last quarter

Jun 2, 2020 / United States
US-based footwear group Deckers has reported net sales of 2.1 billion US dollars in the last financial year, with a 5.6% increase in sales, despite the decline of 4.9% in the last quarter

Retailers congratulate Pandemic Risk Insurance Act

Jun 1, 2020 / United States
The National Retail Federation welcomed the introduction of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act, which would establish a federal program to help businesses obtain insurance coverage for pandemics

Good momentum for fitness at home

Jun 1, 2020 / United States
The home fitness trend is one of the biggest to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. According to the NPD Group, in the seven weeks between the 15th of March and the 2nd of May, US home fitness equipment sales grew by 175%

Steve Madden with 17.5 million US dollars loss in first quarter

Jun 1, 2020 / United States
The US-based footwear brand Steven Madden reported a first-quarter loss of 17.5 million US dollars, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The company has felt the hit of the Covid-19 pandemic

New President for Keds

May 29, 2020 / United States
Bornie Del Priore is taking the reins of Keds, one of the brands of the Wolverine’s portfolio. She has more than two decades of global footwear industry experience

Under Armour with phased store re-opening in North America

May 29, 2020 / United States
The company reopened its first US stores to customers on the 15th of May and opened additional stores last week. By today Under Armour will have welcomed customers back to nearly 50% of its North America stores

Shoe Carnival: sales go down by 41.9% in quarter one

May 28, 2020 / United States
The Evansville-based retailer reported results for the first quarter ended on the 2nd May 2020 marked by a decline in sales of 41.9%, resulting mainly from all stores being closed for approximately 50% of que quarter

JCPenney to close 242 locations

May 27, 2020 / United States
According to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, retailer J.C. Penney, which recently filed for bankruptcy protection, plans to close more than 200 locations

Magic, Project and Micam Americas postponed to the end of September

May 22, 2020 / United States
Informa Markets Fashion has made the decision to postpone August’s 2020 Las Vegas marketplaces. Magic, Project and Micam Americas will now provisionally take place from the 29th of September to the 1st of October
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