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Advice to High Street Retailers: Adjust to consumer behaviour and think creatively about the shopping experience, if you want your business to survive.

Following today’s announcement that Marks & Spencer will close 100 stores by 2022, Dr Felicity Hardley, Senior Lecturer in marketing and business strategy at Westminster Business School, comments on why changing consumer behaviour means the sector should expect further woes this year: “Today’s announcement, combined with recent grim news about the retail sector and household names […]

MAKE IT BRITISH LIVE! 2018 CELEBRATES THE BEST OF BRITISH MANUFACTURING

On 23 and 24 May, Make it British LIVE! throws its doors open to welcome over 5,000 visitors to The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane for the fifth edition of this trade show, the only 100% British sourcing event dedicated to UK manufacturers and British-made brands! New and varied exhibitors are abundant this year, displaying a […]

GRADUATE FASHION WEEK: 2018 TALENT OF TOMORROW CAMPAIGN

GRADUATE FASHION WEEK: 2018 TALENT OF TOMORROW CAMPAIGN

Now in its 27th year, Graduate Fashion Week continues to bring the latest innovative and exciting emerging talent to the world’s attention, showcasing the fashion innovators of tomorrow with a four-day event in London on the 3rd – 6th June 2018.   Graduate Fashion Week is the largest platform in the world for new BA […]

Congratulations on your wedding!

The team at Footwear Today would like to congratulate Helen from HB Shoes on her recent marriage to Mark Swingler and wish them a long and happy life together.

START-RITE SHOES APPOINTS PRODUCT DIRECTOR

START-RITE SHOES APPOINTS PRODUCT DIRECTOR

Start-Rite Shoes has appointed Kate Tansley as Product Director to provide leadership and direction for the strategic development of its product portfolio. Kate has extensive experience in product environments; her last role was that of Brand Director at Multiyork where she was responsible for its creative and brand strategies, as well as the briefing of […]

Shoe retailer puts best foot forward with store makeover

Shoe retailer puts best foot forward with store makeover

NATIONAL shoe retailer Charles Clinkard has polished up its first ever store, by investing £150,000 in a makeover of its Middlesbrough branch. The Corporation Road site was the first Charles Clinkard store to be opened in 1924 and it even narrowly missed a WW2 bomb blast by just a few yards. The investment in the […]

International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians Congress

The 20th edition of the UITIC (International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians) Congress started in Porto. Dedicated to the theme From Fashion to Factory: A New Technological Age, the event will gather important international players in Porto for three days of visits to factories and two days of conferences with 30 speakers. According to Mr. Yves […]

Royal Ambassadors will walk in Hotter comfort on wedding day

Royal Ambassadors will walk in Hotter comfort on wedding day

Royal Borough Ambassadors in Windsor will be ushering Royal Wedding crowds in comfort and style on Saturday thanks to Hotter’s limited edition shoes. See link: https://youtu.be/NGDcPrfoEKs  The UKs biggest shoemaker has donated eyecatching Royal Wedding shoes to the team of volunteers who will be on their feet from 4am to 7pm making sure the wedding day […]

CAPRICE enters the Chinese market via Internet giant Alibaba

CAPRICE enters the Chinese market via Internet giant Alibaba

The German shoe manufacturer CAPRICE now also offers its shoes in China. After months of successful testing “Tmall” has launched CAPRICE as a new footwear brand on their site. As a part of the Alibaba Group “Tmall” is one of the biggest e-commerce websites worldwide for name brand products. CAPRICE CEO Jürgen Cölsch visited the […]

Church’s Shoes puts best foot forward with omnichannel solution from Dedagroup Stealth

Church’s Shoes puts best foot forward with omnichannel solution from Dedagroup Stealth

International, luxury footwear brand, Church’s Shoes, has underpinned its international retail value chain with an omnichannel solution from Dedagroup Stealth, the company dedicated to fashion and luxury retail, and part of Dedagroup. From a small family-run workshop set up in Northampton in 1873, the heritage of the premium footwear brand, which prides itself on creating […]