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US: Apparel and Footwear Industry welcomes suspension of retaliatory tariffs

Jun 16, 2021 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed the announcement by the US Trade Representative (USTR) to end a dispute over aircraft subsidies, effectively suspending retaliatory tariffs on clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories imposed by the US and the EU

Pandemic’s impact on imports is alleviating

Jun 15, 2021 / United States
According to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates, imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports saw their busiest April on record

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

Study finds 28% of runners started during the pandemic

Jun 14, 2021 / United States
This is according to a survey taken by RunRepeat which included 3.961 current runners to investigate how many began during the pandemic. The survey also aims to analyse some motivations and behaviours of current runners

Crocs appoints Tracy Gardner to Board of Directors

Jun 11, 2021 / United States
The casual footwear brand for women, men and children, known for its clogs, announced that Tracy Gardner has been appointed to its Board of Directors, which has been effective since the 9th of June 2021

Foot Locker's first quarter comparable store sales increase by 80.3%

Jun 11, 2021 / United States
The US-based retailer has announced the first set of results for 2021, with first quarter comparable store sales growing by 80.3%. Net income in the period totalled 202 million US dollars

Weyco acquires Forsake brand

Jun 11, 2021 / United States
The Milwaukee-based company announced that it acquired substantially all of the operating assets and certain liabilities of Forsake, a distributor of outdoor footwear

Crocs files complaint to block imports and sale of trademark-infringing products

Jun 10, 2021 / United States
The Colorado-based brand famous for its clogs filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking an investigation of unlawfully imported shoes into the United States in violation of its registered trademarks

Wolverine expects second quarter revenue to exceed 2019

Jun 9, 2021 / United States
One of the world’s largest global portfolios of footwear and lifestyle brands provided a business update ahead of investor meetings taking place during the Baird 2021 Global Consumer, Technology, and Services Conference

Informa wants to streamline the shopping experience and create more opportunities for brands

Jun 8, 2021 / United States
After bringing you the latest about Informa's next editions of its US shows, today we bring you the second part of our conversation with Jordan Rudow, VP of Events. Read about her views on the trade shows and the footwear industry

Caleres names Jennifer Olsen Chief Marketing Officer

Jun 7, 2021 / United States
Jennifer Olsen has been named Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Caleres, as announced by Diane Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of Caleres. Olsen, who will begin on the 28th of June, will oversee all brand marketing for Caleres including consumer analytics, media and creative

Informa announces new editions for its US events

Jun 7, 2021 / United States
The company organising footwear events such as Magic, Project and Coterie, recently announced a new calendar of events for footwear in the US. We have spoken with Jordan Rudow, VP of Events to learn more about the new dates and events

Wolverine announces new leadership appointments

Jun 2, 2021 / United States
Company and industry veteran Isabel Soriano was promoted to Executive Leadership Team to help expand international growth. Katherine Cousins appointed as Global Brand President of Sperry

Designer Brands returns to profitability

May 31, 2021 / United States
The US-based company registered net sales increasing by 45.6% to 703.2 million US dollars in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 compared to the same period last year. The company highlighted its return to profitability

Dick's Sporting Goods with record results

May 31, 2021 / United States
The sporting goods retailer reported sales and earnings results for the first quarter ended on the 1st of May 2021. Net sales for the first quarter of 2021 increased 119% compared to the first quarter of 2020 and increased 52% compared to the first quarter of 2019
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