Fine China?

January 31st, 2012

Battered by escalating costs and worker shortages, footwear manufacturers brace for a tough year ahead in the People’s Republic—and begin to look elsewhere for sourcing. By Audrey Goodson

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Encore Performance

January 6th, 2012

Despite unseasonably warm weather that made sales more challenging, manufacturers are setting the stage for another blockbuster boot season next fall with added styles and features. By Audrey Goodson

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Keeping up with the Big Dogs

December 1st, 2011

With the Internet poised to become the holiday’s most popular shopping destination, independent retailers are finding creative ways to compete with Zappos and Shoebuy.

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Fighting the Good Fight

October 18th, 2011

The footwear industry unites to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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Show Times

September 7th, 2011

The latest traffic and trend reports out of ENKWSA, FFANY, OR, TASM and FN Platform.

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The Devil Inside

August 2nd, 2011

Smart preventative measures can keep employee theft from hurting your store’s bottom line.

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Shopping Goes Social

July 6th, 2011

Facebook is poised to become a booming online marketplace. Follow these top tips from social-marketing pros to set up shop and start cashing in.

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You Heard It Here First

June 7th, 2011

Next spring’s leading trends revealed.

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Make It Rain

May 3rd, 2011

Rain gear retailers and manufacturers offer key tips for sunny sales in stormy weather.

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Show Time!

March 4th, 2011

From New York to Atlanta to Salt Lake City to Las Vegas—twice—here’s the skinny on what was trending and buzzing about shoes and shows.

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