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....8% compared with February 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics. They fell across all types of shop except textiles, clothing and footwear. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Luxury investments make up less than 10% of JAB’s portfolio, and it plans to use the sale proceeds to take on the likes of Nestlé. A Euromonitor analyst said: “Globally, retail sales of men’s designer footwear have grown marginally faster than women’s designer footwear over the last three years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... For example, the Bank of England’s agents’ score of consumer services turnover has held steady at a fairly high level,” she said. The ONS found that shoppers bought fewer goods “across all retail sectors except textile, clothing and footwear stores where sales volume increased by 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....com. It has gone on to pay $70m for footwear online retailer ShoeBuy and $51m for outdoor e-tailer Moosejaw, and agreed the acquisition of Modcloth, a vintage-inspired womenswear producer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Now on sale: Jimmy Choo (the whole company) image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 08:25:28 AM
.... Luxury investments make up less than 10% of JAB’s portfolio, and it plans to use the sale proceeds to take on the likes of Nestlé. A Euromonitor analyst said: “Globally, retail sales of men’s designer footwear have grown marginally faster than women’s designer footwear over the last three years. ...
As more buy clothes online, Walmart eyes a piece of the action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 11:00:12 AM
....com. It has gone on to pay $70m for footwear online retailer ShoeBuy and $51m for outdoor e-tailer Moosejaw, and agreed the acquisition of Modcloth, a vintage-inspired womenswear producer. ...
UK retail surge since Brexit vote comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:11:30 PM
.... For example, the Bank of England’s agents’ score of consumer services turnover has held steady at a fairly high level,” she said. The ONS found that shoppers bought fewer goods “across all retail sectors except textile, clothing and footwear stores where sales volume increased by 1. ...
Biggest fall in UK retail sales in seven years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 09:24:52 AM
....8% compared with February 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics. They fell across all types of shop except textiles, clothing and footwear. ...
UK retail sales fall again as rising living costs bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
....“Food sales remained in the black for a full quarter, although this is largely being driven by rising inflation, so no reason for too much celebration. Women’s footwear certainly stepped up, encouraged by the arrival of spring collections. ...
Experience-hungry shoppers trend towards food and drink spending image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:01:29 AM
....6%. However, while spending on household goods, and clothing and footwear was down, spending on recreation and culture was up by 7. ...
Criminal gangs use UK ports to defraud EU customs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 07:02:51 PM
....5bn) in lost duties and VAT. The losses relate to clothing and footwear exported mainly from China. ...
H&M to launch new 'more upmarket' fashion brand in London image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 02:45:31 PM
.... . Bernadette Kissane, apparel and footwear analyst at Euromonitor International, said on paper the plan looked "promising". ...
Pee Wee Pumps: High heels for babies spark outrage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 10:39:24 AM
. A US footwear company has sparked outrage among consumers and campaign groups over a range of high heeled shoes for babies. ...
Jones Bootmaker sale saves 840 jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 08:32:32 AM
. The bulk of footwear chain Jones Bootmaker has been sold to investment firm Endless, saving 72 stores and 840 jobs. ...
1,100 Jones Bootmaker jobs at risk as private equity deal collapses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:39:45 PM
.... Bothare owned by Alteri, a private equity investor. Pavers, a York-based footwear specialist, is believed to be interested in buying some of the Jones stores to add to its 120-store chain but a deal is not expected to be finalised in time to resolve a cash crunch caused by a forthcoming rental bill. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....Hoxton has come up with a novel way of measuring footfall - literally by filming people's shoes. Sherlock Holmes-like, its system can deduce a remarkable amount of information such as age, gender and social class of shoppers from their footwear. ...
Shoe retailer Brantano goes into administration with 1,000 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:41:07 PM
....More than 1,000 jobs are at risk after shoe retailer Brantano collapsed into administration. The company has suffered from a rise in costs since the post-referendum fall in sterling amid a generally lacklustre UK footwear market. ...
Brantano: collapse of shoe retailer puts 1,000 jobs at risk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 04:38:26 PM
.... . Since then Brantano has suffered from the "depressed and competitive" footwear market, as well as the fall in sterling. ...
Days of low inflation are over with UK consumer finances to take a hit | Larry Elliott image
....There is some evidence that competition is helping to keep the lid on prices. Clothing and footwear retailers had a pretty tough January and reduced prices by more than they did in early 2016. ...
What level does inflation have to reach to erode savings and pensions? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 01:15:00 PM
....co. uk, said the cost of some things, such as clothing and footwear, has fallen over the past year or so. ...
Under Armour reveals bounceback plan after shares plummet 30% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 07:00:16 AM
.... There are also broader signs that Plank’s optimism is well-founded, with statistics and industry experts suggesting the fitness market is still growing. The apparel and footwear market was worth $1. ...
Sports Direct's French Connection flutter looks like a fashion faux pas | Nils Pratley image
....7bn, plus a billion if you include Mead’s borrowings, this deal would be a major departure from Reckitt’s old diet of small purchases that can be slotted seamlessly into a reliable distribution network. Nurofen, Durex condoms and the Scholl footwear brand fitted that bill. ...
Luxury retailers hope Chinese new year tourists will leave them crowing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 08:00:49 AM
....On an icy weekday afternoon in Hackney, a part of east London not on most tourists’ itinerary, Burberry’s discount outlet store is bustling with tourists from China. There is much buzz around the footwear department, and shoppers are checking out ponyskin handbags at £649 – down from £1,295 – and trench coats discounted to around £900 from nearly £1,300. ...
Gender pay gap starts early with 20% disparity in pocket money – study image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 12:01:31 AM
....“Boys are more likely to be entrusted with regular cash payments, while girls are more reliant on other people buying them items, or managing money on their behalf. Girls’ pocket money is more likely to be supplemented by parents buying expensive items such as clothes and footwear, as well as much cheaper purchases including toiletries and makeup. ...
Murder, she wrote: the missing bankers thriller image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 07:00:11 AM
....The gloomy news from the accountancy firm tied in rather neatly with a similar downbeat statement last week by Next – once the darling of the retailing sector – where boss Lord Wolfson’s usual cautious setting veered towards dejection. Wolfson said that the slowdown in spending on clothing and footwear, which began in November 2015, was likely to continue this year, while the retailer’s post-Christmas sale (frequently cited as the textbook example of how to do such things) had flopped. ...
Cause for alarm at Next as Wolfson's policy shift betrays his pessimism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 02:20:37 PM
.... So, as shopkeepers across the land await the coming squeeze on consumers’ incomes, it is not a surprise to hear the chief executive of Next drifting closer to outright gloom. The slowdown in spending on clothing and footwear, which he says started in November 2015, will continue this year. ...
Next warns on outlook as sales fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 07:34:13 AM
....Earlier on Wednesday, a report from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) had also pointed to rising price pressures in the sector. The BRC said the price of clothing and footwear increased in December compared with November, the first month-on-month rise in prices for nearly two years. ...
Petrol and food prices expected to continue rising in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 03:16:58 PM
....Helen Dickinson, the BRC’s chief executive, said the majority of the categories it monitored had seen month-on-month increases even though prices were down on a year ago overall. Clothing and footwear saw month-on-month inflation for the first time in nearly two years. ...
Workers rush to return unwanted Christmas gifts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:22:15 PM
....Royal Mail predicts that on what it calls Take-back Tuesday there will be a rise of more than 50% in returns against December's daily average. Clothing and footwear are the most likely items to be returned. ...
Boxing Day shoppers expected to splash out before Brexit price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of December 2016 07:37:30 AM
.... Its Drew collarless leather biker jacket is also half price at £180. At footwear chain Office there is £50 off UGGs with the Australian brand’s classic short boots selling for £105 while white Adidas Superstar 80s are £50 - a reduction of nearly 40%. ...
Fake goods sold on social media are seized image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 10:07:36 AM
....Thousands of items including dangerous cosmetics, electrical products and chargers were seized. Counterfeit footwear, leather goods and tobacco were also found in various raids across the UK. ...
Do you feel me? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 12:16:24 AM
. Imagine being able to navigate the streets just by receiving vibrations in your footwear. ...
Nike's basketball business leads profit rebound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 01:47:55 AM
...."Basketball is back," Nike president Trevor Edwards told analysts on a conference call. Nike, the world's largest sports footwear-maker, has released new lines such as the Jordan 31 and Kobe A. ...
Risks and rewards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 12:21:34 AM
....He regards Nissan's live streaming investment as another building block in its social media strategy. Live streaming is also a pillar at Japanese sportswear and footwear company Asics. ...
Toxic Trumpism may have one formidable foe: corporate America | Bakari T Sellers image
.... Shoes. com was not far behind in removing Ivanka Trump’s footwear line from its site, followed by Bellacor, Wayfair, Zulily, RueLaLa and Stein Mart ditching Trump-branded goods. ...
Black Friday: a shopper’s guide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 07:00:01 AM
....co. uk, include DVDs, computer games and books, followed by clothing, footwear and accessories ahead of the festive party season. ...
Jimmy Choo's revenue walks tall in 'challenging' market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 02:49:52 PM
.... . Its footwear is often seen on the red carpet worn by celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Bella Hadid. ...
Brexit? I've no idea what's going on either, says Mark Carney image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 05:39:09 PM
....“Can you explain why inflation was not as high last month as you expected?” Reeves continued. “It’s the footwear situation,” he answered. ...
Sounds far-fetched image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:10:30 AM
....And while studying economics at Porto University he launched a software company. It was this venture, which created operating systems for Portuguese footwear and textile companies, that helped to quickly change his view of the fashion industry. ...
Next sees sales fall again in 'difficult' quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 07:39:19 AM
.... It needs to attract people under 25," he added. Official statistics, published last month, showed weak sales of food, footwear and clothing in September, with the amount of goods people bought flat compared with August. ...
Forget diamonds … how about clothes and boots that last forever image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 08:04:20 AM
.... It offers a warranty for life on its Dr Marten’s For Life range – as long as your shoes or boots haven’t been broken on purpose (Dr Martens says it will be able to tell) it will repair them, and if it can’t you will get a replacement pair. To activate the guarantee you must register your footwear within 60 days of purchase. ...
Amazon Marketplace’s faulty goods policy wears thin over Nike trainers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 05:59:37 AM
.... To gain section 75 protection you have to pay the retailer direct using a credit card. And be aware, we have seen a big jump in complaints about footwear over the past 12 months, and an increasingly poor attitude from shoe retailers. ...
Warm weather subdues UK's September retail sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 09:16:57 AM
. Shoppers held off from stocking up in September, according to new retail data, which revealed weak sales of food, footwear and clothing. ...
UK inflation hits near two-year high of 1% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 08:42:46 AM
....Inflation rose to 1% in September, the highest level in almost two years, as the collapse in the pound since the vote to leave the EU began to push up the cost of imports. Weaker sterling has sent the cost of petrol higher, along with other items mainly brought in from abroad, such as clothing and footwear. ...
Men's sales march Jimmy Choo higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 08:12:03 AM
....In Japan, where a flagship store is expected to open next year, the sale of men's shoes represented 26% of revenue from the region in the first half. "The brand's recent decision to focus on expanding men's footwear is proving fruitful," said Nivindya Sharma, senior analyst at Verdict Retail. ...
In the rough image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 11:03:08 PM
....So it may come as no surprise that within the past few months sports equipment giants Nike and Adidas have announced that they are looking to exit their golf club businesses. Although interestingly both are going to remain in the golf footwear and clothing markets. ...
Warm weather lifts retail sales in July image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 09:18:39 AM
....9% compared with July 2015, the Office for National Statistics said. "Better weather this year could be a major factor, with sales of clothing and footwear doing particularly well," said Joe Grice of the ONS. ...
Nike to stop selling golf equipment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 01:18:31 AM
....Nike will stop selling golf clubs, balls and bags after years of falling sales at its golf division. But the company said it would "accelerate innovation" in golf footwear and clothes. ...

Team GB archery star banned from wearing lucky flat cap
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:00:00 PM
....Huston said he had contacted Adidas directly over the request but has now accepted the decision and is instead planning to show off a new hairstyle for the big day, instead. The kit row comes after heptathlon medal hope Katarina Johnson-Thompson reportedly flouted Team GB regulations by travelling to Rio in Nike-branded footwear. ...

Prince George celebrates his third birthday: Stunning new pictures released to mark the occasion
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....George in three of the pictures is wearing a striped blue T-shirt and dark blue shorts - which are likely to sell out almost immediately. In the fourth picture, where he has been captured walking, the young prince is wearing a striped jumper with the image of a whale on the front, beige shorts and dark trainer-style footwear. ...
Going upwards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 15th of July 2016 09:19:02 PM
....Steve Rowe, the chief executive, has even promised to lower prices on clothing and homeware, as part of the company's recovery plan. But Kate Ormrod, who analyses clothing and footwear for Verdict, believes some shops will have to increase prices as soon as next summer. ...
Tech companies blame price rises on Brexit vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 11:47:59 AM
.... . "For some markets, such as clothing and footwear, this will see a return to inflation after a period of deflation. ...
Hitachi and Canon not doing enough to tackle forced labour, says new report image
....KnowTheChain was launched by US anti-slavery foundation Humanity United, the Business & Human Rights Centre, Sustainalytics and Verité last year. It says it expects to launch similar benchmarking reports on the food and beverage, and apparel and footwear, sectors in the coming year. ...
Steinhoff considers bid for Poundland image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of June 2016 10:23:18 AM
....However the CMA ultimately concluded that low-price retailing was established in the UK and that the combined company would meet competition from Poundworld, Wilko, B&M and other value chains, as well as Tesco and Asda among the supermarkets. Steinhoff operates in Europe, Africa and Australasia, selling household goods, clothing, footwear and homeware and focused on the budget end of the market. ...
Marks & Spencer cuts Marc Bolland's final bonus by 20% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:02:06 PM
.... At that time Rowe said his turnaround plans for the clothing arm would hit profits in the short term, an unexpected warning that sent M&S shares down 10%, its worst day on the stock market since 2009. M&S remains the country’s biggest retailer of clothing and footwear by value but its annual report reveals that during the year the number of people buying its clothes dropped by 700,000 to 24. ...
High street blues: British retail casualties since 2011 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of June 2016 05:11:16 PM
....January – Atterley, the online Scandi-inspired fashion retailer founded in 2011 and supported by high-profile backers including former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy, goes into liquidation. January – Brantano, the footwear chain, goes into administration – but the majority of jobs are saved after it is bought back by its owner Alteri in February. ...
Retail sales revival allays fears of Brexit jitters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of May 2016 10:22:09 AM
....”. The ONS said all store types, except textile, clothing and footwear stores, recorded increases in sales volumes on a year ago. ...
UK inflation down as air fares fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 05:01:24 PM
....The price of secondhand cars also fell between March and April this year, but rose over the same period in 2015. The cost of clothing and footwear fell 0. ...
Sluggish UK economy likely to hold back inflation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of May 2016 11:20:18 AM
.... The early timing of Easter made a difference, because air fares rose sharply to coincide with the holiday period in March and then fell back again last month. The drop in the cost of clothing and footwear almost certainly had something to do with the dismal weather. ...
UK retailers suffer sharp drop in sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of May 2016 11:01:11 PM
....”. The BRC report said the clothing and footwear sector had a “dire month” as a cold spell kept shoppers away from spring-summer ranges, in stark contrast to April a year ago when temperatures were unusually high. ...
UK shoppers benefiting from three years of falling prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 11:01:11 PM
....9% in April compared with a year earlier. Within that clothing and footwear prices slumped 7. ...
UK shoppers benefiting from three years of falling prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 11:01:11 PM
....9% in April compared with a year earlier. Within that clothing and footwear prices slumped 7. ...
Labour warns there are just 16 weeks to save Tata Steel's UK plants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 07:20:46 PM
....Javid has also been criticised for opposing changes to EU trade rules that could help the steel industry. In the Commons, Javid argued that the UK opposed scrapping the lesser duty rule as it would have “cost British shoppers dear”, including an extra £130m a year on the price of footwear – the equivalent of about £4. ...
Steel crisis: UK blocked tougher EU rules amid shoe price rise fears image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 03:42:05 PM
....The UK blocked tougher EU trade rules to help the steel industry partly because it could have raised the price of shoes for British shoppers, Sajid Javid has said. The business secretary argued the UK opposed scrapping the so-called lesser duty rule as it would have “cost British shoppers dear”, including an extra £130m a year on the price of footwear – the equivalent of about £4. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 10:10:04 AM
....9 percent on the month in March, reflecting the timing of the Easter holidays, which last year fell in April. Clothing and footwear also contributed to higher inflation while food and petrol prices dragged. ...
UK inflation rate rises to 0.5% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 08:39:32 AM
....9% between February and March, reflecting the earlier timing of Easter compared with last year. This, alongside, a rise in clothing and footwear prices, was the main reason for March's increase. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 08:34:44 AM
....9 percent on the month in March, reflecting the timing of the Easter holidays, which last year fell in April. Clothing and footwear also contributed to higher inflation while food and petrol prices dragged. ...
City news: BP, Cranswick, Tesco image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....7 per cent on a like-for-like basis. Clothing and footwear suffered their biggest drop since September 2014. ...
UK retailers' sales hit by bad weather and early Easter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 11:01:03 PM
.... There was also an impact on clothes from the Easter timing as well as the poor weather, the report said. David McCorquodale, head of retail at KPMG, the report’s co-authors, said: “Earlier Easters are not always good for the fashion industry as consumers are put off purchases of lighter fashions and footwear in cooler temperatures and this was certainly the case this year. ...
Business news: BP, John Lewis, Palatinate and Vivobarefoot image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 12:01:00 AM
....The proceeds will go towards developing “the ultimate running sandal” in partnership with indigenous cobblers in Namibia. Vivobarefoot specialises in minimalist or “barefoot” trainers and shoes and it says conventional footwear hampers the development of people’s feet by constraining them in tight spaces and feature too much cushioning. ...
From Saturday boy to big boss: M&S chief finds lessons in hometown store image
....But the cafe is packed with mostly middle-aged women, mothers and some elderly men enjoying lunch or a coffee and a gossip. It is busy in footwear, food and beauty but the most crowded section of the store is by the sale rails where friends attempt to hunt out a bargain together. ...
UK shoppers gain as prices fall again in March image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 11:01:21 PM
....”. Deflation deepened in footwear, men’s clothing, children’s clothing and babywear, as well as furniture and carpets. ...
Spring cheer for high-street retailers as sales increase image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 25th of March 2016 08:57:00 AM
.... . ONS head of retail sales Melanie Richard said: “Retailers had another strong month in February compared with last year, with the exception of clothing and footwear. ...
Nike shares hit by poor sales forecast image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 12:36:28 AM
....However, China has remained a bright spot for Nike, with revenues there jumping 23% during the last quarter. Nike is expanding its e-commerce offerings in the country and saw particularly strong sales of its footwear, clothes and athletic equipment over the Lunar New Year period. ...
Nike's self-lacers limited to app users image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 01:50:18 PM
....". The firm is not alone in developing self-tightening footwear. ...

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