Fashion athletic product will continue to dominate — plus more insight from The NPD Group’s presentation at FN Platform in Las Vegas.
Retailers say they’ve been insulated so far, but they’re worried about the disease impacting long-term tourism.
Here, some key facts and quotes from the presentation given by Beth Goldstein, Executive Director and Industry Analyst for accessories and footwear.
The shift forward of Memorial Day along with other ongoing challenges caused retail traffic to slide 6 percent in the final week of May.
Fashion-focused athletic shoes dominated the year, while gender-neutral styles are on the rise.
Women’s footwear declined in the month, but men’s and children showed gains.
NPD Group analyst Matt Powell outlined some essential steps to help outdoor brands improve their women’s business.
Nike, Children’s Place lead in sales for the kids’ footwear athletic market.
Beth Goldstein presented a plethora of information — from holiday takeaways, to most important shoe categories and the most successful brands to watch.