Johnson Shoes will permanently close six stores after being bought out of administration

According to Retail Gazette, Johnsons Shoes will permanently close six stores after being bought out of administration by Newjohn Limited, which is part of the independent retailer Daniel Footwear.The store closures will take place in London after Johnsons Shoes Company, which operated stores under the Johnsons Shoes and Bowleys Fine Shoes brands, appointed Ian Defty […]

Expo Riva Schuh: Webinar Invite Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

We are pleased to invite you to the WEBINAR The Covid storm: from difficulties to relaunch. How is the world footwear market currently behaving and how will it behave? Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 2PM(CEST Rome Time) The event is free and open to anyone: it will be transmitted in Italian and English. CLICK HERE […]

“THE COVID STORM: FROM DIFFICULTIES TO RELAUNCH”: THE FIRST #PLAYFASHION EVENT KICKS OFF

“THE COVID STORM: FROM DIFFICULTIES TO RELAUNCH”: THE FIRST #PLAYFASHION EVENT KICKS OFF   Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags will be hitting the play button, kicking off on Wednesday 22nd July, with “THE COVID STORM: FROM DIFFICULTIES TO RELAUNCH” the first in the #PLAYfashion series, the latest digital initiative aimed at strengthening the relationship between […]

LEADING FOOTWEAR SPECIALIST SECURES £6 MILLION FROM HSBC UK AMID PANDEMIC

LEADING FOOTWEAR SPECIALIST SECURES £6 MILLION FROM HSBC UK AMID PANDEMIC   Caption: Gardiners Group CEO, James Gardiner, at the Gloucester headquarters with new COVID-19 safety measures   A Gloucester footwear specialist has secured a £6 million finance facility from HSBC UK to support the business throughout the coronavirus crisis.   Gardiners, which is the […]

Family business Meeks Shoes re-opens in Stockport following surge of online sales during lockdown

Family-run footwear retailer Meeks Shoes has re-opened its Stockport store after receiving support from Barclays through the Government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). A plan is now in place to open the business’ four other stores over the next fortnight, ensuring the safety of staff and customers is prioritised. The loan, worth £150,000, has been used […]

Hotter Shoes fires up new digital flagship site as consumers step online during the pandemic

The new site will strengthen the company’s global presence and commerce offering LONDON, 14 July 2020: Wunderman Thompson Commerce, the leading global digital agency, today announced the launch of a new website for Hotter Shoes. The website will support the brand’s growing global commerce offering as the UK shoe manufacturer accelerates its expansion into the US […]

PREVIEW: MICAM, Milano: The event is confirmed for September 20-23 at Fiera Milano Rho MICAM: A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO START AGAIN FOR THE ENTIRE ITALIAN FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY

Organisation of the world’s most important footwear show is proceeding. MICAM survey: 80% of footwear makers have suffered directly from the impact of the emergency, but the industry is determined to start again. 75% of the Italian and international companies surveyed see the trade fair as a key to relaunching the industrY. The desire to […]

MOST SHOES ARE RUBBISH.

MOST SHOES ARE RUBBISH.

More than 25 billion pairs of shoes are manufactured each year, and 90% of them will end up in landfill — often within 12 months of purchase. Vivobarefoot look to tackle the problem by becoming the first shoe brand in the world to launch a re-commerce site.  Launch video: https://youtu.be/TAov_TPS3FM London, 14th July 2020 – Global barefoot footwear […]

Back to Business The Healthy Back Bag ‘Back to Business’ campaign helps retailers get back on their feet

The Healthy Back Bag ‘Back to Business’ campaign helps retailers get back on their feet Following the launch of its ‘Back to Business’ campaign last month, the Healthy Back Bag Company has reported a high number of sign-ups to the campaign across the UK. In an effort to support retailers as they re-open their doors, […]

SHOPPING CENTRES Wary Brits give giant shop complexes a miss whilst outdoor centres see sales soar

SHOPPING CENTRES Wary Brits give giant shop complexes a miss whilst outdoor centres see sales soar   HALF of all Brits are unlikely to step foot in a shopping centre for at least 3 months according to new research. They are put off shopping by overcrowding (66%), long queues (55%) and the worry about social […]