Footwear Retailing - Europe - August 2010
The focus of the report is the footwear specialists, and they are the dominant players in the market.
But the footwear sector faces some major challenges:
- The lingering economic hangover.
- Wavering consumer confidence and a slow recovery in discretionary spending.
- Competition from non-specialists, in particular clothing specialists.
- Continuing consolidation of a very fragmented sector.
- Online development, which players have been slow to adopt, but presents good opportunities for the future.
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