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The Carb Sensitivity Program

Learn how to deal with carb sensitivity and lose weight for good.

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The Carb Sensitivity Program is a book written by Dr. Natasha Turner that teaches you how to discover which carbs will curb your cravings, control your appetite and banish belly fat. Dr. Natasha Turner is the founder of the integrative wellness clinic Clear Medicine. She is also the author of The Hormone Diet. This book serves to explain carbohydrates and even explains that some healthy forms of carbohydrates can be contributing to weight gain. This book is based on the research found in numerous patient trials and medical research. The program included in The Carb Sensitivity Program deals with the fact that many people have some level of carbohydrate sensitivity.

The body responds differently to different types of carbohydrates and that response makes a big difference in the size of your waist. Once you figure out what type of sensitivity you might have, you can get on track to losing weight and repairing your metabolism. The Carb Sensitivity Program is not a low carb or no carb diet. Instead this program teaches you how to find the best carbs for your body. This book will give you the tools you need to lose weight and gain valuable insight into your body.

PRO
  • Reveals possibility of carbohydrate sensitivity
  • Talks about how even healthy carbohydrates can affect the body
  • Program based on medical research and clinical trials
  • Written by a leading doctor and author
  • Plan can repair metabolism
  • Includes everything you need to keep weight off and avoid cravings and bloating
  • Written from a doctor’s experience
  • Focuses attention on carbs and away from calories if countless diets have failed you
CON
  • None to speak of
DIET and NUTRITION

The Carb Sensitivity Program shows you how to gain optimal insulin balance to maintain a healthy and vibrant life. The three most important things that Dr. Turner recommends include improve your sleep, discover your current state of carb sensitivity and consume a few essential supplements. These three steps sound simple but the effects are huge. The Carb Sensitivity Program is a six week long program that helps you identify which carbs are perfect for you. You figure this out by rotating specific carb-based foods in and out of your diet while monitoring how your body reacts to them. This program does not take a one size fits all approach.

Instead of focusing on removing calories from your diet, this program changes the makeup of those calories. Dr. Turner explains the problem with low-carb and no-carb diets as well as detailing the importance of finding the right carbohydrate makeup for your body. Each week on the program, you are given a list of carbs to avoid and those that you can eat while monitoring how your body reacts. The various phases and allowed foods are listed below:

  • Phase 1: No grains, legumes or starchy vegetables are allowed
  • Phase 2: No grains or legumes allowed; one serving of starchy vegetables allowed per day
  • Phase 3: No grains or starchy vegetables allowed; one serving of legumes or beans per day
  • Phase 4: No starchy vegetables, beans or legumes allowed; one serving of low-carb grains per day
  • Phase 5: No starchy vegetables, beans or legumes allowed; one serving of potatoes or certain grains per day
  • Phase 6: Maintenance; choice of one serving of any carbs from the program

There are several recipes in the book that you can follow too. The recipes are broken out into the different phases for easy following and there are snack recipes that are allowed in all of the phases. Some of the recipes offered include:

  • Chilled Dill and Beet Salad
  • Carrot and Ginger Soup
  • Lovely Lemongrass Tofu
  • Curried Red Lentils with Shrimp or Tofu
  • Bison Chili and Beans
  • Spicy Lentil Burgers
  • Turkey Bacon Scallops
  • Banana Bread Smoothie
EXERCISE

The Carb Sensitivity Program also includes guidance on exercise. Paired with the eating plan, you can get an effective workout in just 30 minutes. Dr. Turner recommends short, intense strength training workouts to boost insulin sensitivity in the muscle cells as well as reduce sensitivity in the fat cells and control insulin release throughout the day. The suggested weekly workout schedule offers maximum health and hormonal benefits and recommends exercise six days per week. Three days of the week you should do 30 to 40 minutes of circuit training. The second element includes doing interval cardio for 20 to 40 minutes one to two times per week. The third and final element of the exercise program suggests that you do yoga for 30 to 90 minutes one to two times per week. You can decide what type of yoga you do and it can be in the form of a yoga class or a DVD.

CONCLUSION

The Carb Sensitivity Program offers more insight into the popular subject of how carbohydrates effect the body. You can use this program to learn if you have a carbohydrate sensitivity and work toward losing weight that you can keep off. This book includes everything you need to test your body’s tolerance for certain carbohydrates and also includes helpful workouts.

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Nike, Inc. (NKE) F2Q 2014 Earnings Call December 19, 2013 5:00 PM ET
Executives
Kelley Hall - Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations
Mark Parker - President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
Trevor Edwards - President - Nike Brand
Don Blair - Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Analysts
Omar Saad - ISI Group
Robby Ohmes - Bank of America
Kate McShane - Citi
Chris Svezia - Susquehanna Financial
Jay Sole - Morgan Stanley
Jim Duffy - Stifel
Operator
Good afternoon, everyone and welcome to Nike's Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Conference Call. For those who need to reference today's press release, you will find it at http://investors.nikeinc.com.
Leading today's call is Kelley Hall, Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations.
Before I turn the call over to Ms. Hall, let me remind you that participants on this call will make forward-looking statements based on current expectations and those statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed in the reports filed within the SEC, including Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q.
Some forward-looking statements concern future orders that are not necessarily indicative of changes in total revenues for subsequent periods due to the mix of futures and at-once orders, exchange rate fluctuations, order cancellations, discounts and returns which may vary significantly from quarter-to-quarter.
In addition, it is important to remember a significant portion of Nike, Inc.'s continuing operation including equipment; Nike Golf, Converse and Hurley are not included in these future numbers.
Finally, participants may discuss non-GAAP financial measures, including references to wholesale equivalent sales. References to total wholesale equivalent sales are only intended to provide context as to the overall current market footprint of the current brands owned by Nike, Inc. and should not be relied upon as a financial measure of actual results.
Participants may also make reference to other non-public, financial and statistical information and non-GAAP financial measure. Discussion of non-public financial and statistical information and presentations of comparable GAAP measures and quantitative reconciliations can be found at Nike's website, http://investors.nikeinc.com.
Now, I would like to turn the call over to Kelley Hall, Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations.
Kelley Hall
Thank you, operator. Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us today to discuss Nike's fiscal 2014 second quarter results. As the operator indicated, participates on today's call may discuss non-GAAP financial measures. You will find the appropriate reconciliations in our press release, which was issued about an hour ago and at our website, investors.nikeinc.com.
Joining us on today's call will be Nike, Inc. President and CEO, Mark Parker, followed by Trevor Edwards, President of the Nike Brand. Finally, you will hear from our Chief Financial Officer, Don Blair, who will give you an in-depth review of our financial results.
Following their prepared remarks, we will take your questions. We would like to allow as many of you to ask questions as possible in our allotted time, so we would appreciate you limiting your initial questions to two. In the event you have additional questions that are not covered by others, please feel free to re-queue and we will do our best to come back to you. Thanks for your cooperation on this.
I will now turn the call over to Nike, Inc. President and CEO, Mark Parker.
Mark Parker
Thank you, Kelley, and hello everyone, and happy holidays. It's always good to finish strong, and as we reach to close of the second quarter, that's exactly what we have done. Looking at our results, you clearly see that the Nike, Inc. portfolio is a powerful engine for growth.
Here are the highlights. Nike, Inc. revenues increased 8% to $6.4 billion. Gross margins came in better than anticipated, up 140 basis points. SG&A increased 14%, in line with expectations and reflecting strategic investments in our brands and operations and diluted EPS rose 4% to $0.59. As we discussed at our recent investor meeting, at no time in our history have the growth opportunities been greater for Nike.
Our ability to surgically focus our resources and align our efforts across multiple areas of our business allows us to successfully invest in our biggest opportunities for profitable sustainable growth. This approach ensures we are in a strong position to manage the macroeconomic challenges when they arise and seize new opportunities when conditions improve, like now, as we see initial signs of stabilization in select national economies.
Regardless of the macroeconomic conditions, we know we have to earn our leadership position with consumers every single day, and our management team has the experience to focus Nike's resources on what matters most to our consumers. With this focus we continue to increase our potential and ultimately reward our shareholders with long term, sustainable and profitable growth.
As I’ve said before, innovation is at the heart of everything we do. I continue to see expanding opportunities for Nike to reach new heights of product and performance innovation. We are a successful innovator because of our unique partnerships and first and foremost, with the world's greatest athletes whose insights inform our amazing products and services, but also with other partners who help us advance in areas like digital and manufacturing.
Our innovation pipeline has never been deeper or stronger than it is today. Let me highlight three areas of innovation from the quarter. First, the next steps we are taking with our digital initiatives; second, our new advances in apparel; and third, our continuing efforts to revolutionize manufacturing. At Nike, digital is a powerful innovation engine. As we have discussed, our digital ecosystem has three components; consumer connections, ecommerce, and digital products and services. Together these components form our integrated digital strategy, and I continue to be incredibly bullish on digital's potential to drive both innovation and strong growth for years to come.
Looking at our ecommerce business, we delivered another strong quarter with 33% revenue growth, and at less than 15% of our DTC revenues today, our ecommerce business clearly has opportunity to grow. We also expanded our nike.com footprint in the quarter, launching sites in Japan, the world's third largest e-commerce market, and in Brazil further extending our commercial reach for consumers in this key growth market.
In digital products and services, we launched the next generation of the Nike+ FuelBand, the FuelBand SE. With enhanced features and services for our consumer, it reinforces NikeFuel as the global currency of movement. Given digital's tremendous potential, we will continue to invest in innovation and infrastructure to accelerate our digital strategy and capture significant growth for Nike.
Turning to apparel. We delivered some major apparel innovations in the last six months. Most notably with Tech Fleece, Aeroloft and Dri-FIT Knit. And having just come back from Brazil, where World Cup fever, by the way, is already running quite high, I will touch on our World Cup related advance in apparel, and that's our new Brazilian and French football kits.
Working closely with the athletes and the national federations, we designed these kits to reflect each country’s rich football heritage. Insights from our athletes are reflected in the sharp attention to detail and beautiful craftsmanship. Each kit integrates technical performance innovation with team specific design elements. The kits feature Dri-FIT Knit technology, engineered mesh, and laser cut ventilation for better cooling and our lightest Nike Pro base layer ever.
In fact, the uniforms are actually 16% lighter than our 2012 Euro Champ uniforms, and they are made of recycled polyester using the equivalent of 18 recycled water bottles in every kit. In the weeks ahead, we will launch eight more national team kits as all ten Nike teams, by the way, a Nike record, get ready for the World Cup. These new kits are just one example of the unprecedented level of product innovation we have planned for the World Cup. It's an exciting time as we look forward to being a part of the biggest sports event in the world.
Nike's commitment to innovation extends beyond the products we design to how they are manufactured. As we shared at our Investor Meeting, our manufacturing revolution initiatives continue to challenge traditional manufacturing assumptions, so we can maximize our potential to serve athletes and further extend our competitive position.
Take two examples; ColorDry and Flyknit. ColorDry is a revolutionary new fabric dying process that replaces water with recyclable carbon dioxide. Beyond the breakthrough and sustainability, this impressive technology delivers superior results with brighter and more consistent colors in the fabric. With Flyknit, we have continued to leverage its game changing potential. We have extended Flyknit across all of our running footwear platforms at Zoom, Lunar, Free, and the Air Max, and now with the Kobe 9 masterpiece, basketball is part of Flyknit's new frontier.
Kobe's new shoe includes the best of Nike's technologies, not only Flyknit, but also Flywire and Lunarlon . The technologies behind these visually striking shoes provide support and mobility at the same time, and we are not done with Flyknit, not even close, we will continue to expand Flyknit across categories pushing past the boundaries of what people think is possible to deliver incredible products for our consumers. By the way, we just learned of Kobe's injury, and we want to wish him a full and fast recovery.
We are also able to deliver strong results by remaining focused on the consumer and delivering innovative products into a differentiated marketplace. The strength of our portfolio allows us to leverage a focused group of high-energy brands across a globally diverse set of markets and broad range of categories.
Trevor and Don will provide more specifics, but I want to highlight a few examples that reinforce the competitive advantages of our portfolio. First is Converse. With Q2 revenue growth of 14%, Converse continues to deliver great results. Converse is a global brand with a rich history, and we continue to leverage this legacy to drive growth by making Converse relevant to each new generation of consumers around the world.
Next is Western Europe, where revenues grew 18% in the quarter. In early 2012, we decided to reset our strategy in Western Europe. As our second quarter results demonstrate, with the right strategy and the right execution, we can deliver tremendous results, and our futures orders of 26% demonstrate the clear momentum we have in the market, reflecting strong growth across multiple categories.
As we did in Western Europe, we are also executing a reset strategy in China to reposition this critical market for sustainable, profitable growth. It's still early, but we are very encouraged by what we are seeing with China delivering 8% revenue growth and continued improvement in our key performance metrics.
We have applied the insights gain from executing the category offense in North America, first to Western Europe and now in China. This demonstrates our ability to translate key strategies into locally relevant executions to unlock Nike's growth potential.
In 2014, we look forward to some of the most compelling moments in sports. The Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and of course the World Cup just to name a few. At Nike, events like these are inspiration points for us. These are the moments when we share the stage with the world's greatest athletes and showcase our most innovative products, the products that will go on to transcend these individual events and catalyze new momentum in the marketplace around the world.
With that, here is Trevor to discuss the Nike brand.
Trevor Edwards
Thank you, Mark, and happy holidays everyone. At Nike, we are crossing this quarter's finish line exactly where we always aim to be, out in front. We feel great about where we are halfway through the fiscal year, and at our Investor Meeting, I spoke about the vast opportunity ahead for the Nike brand and our focused strategy to realize that opportunity, and our Q2 results reflect those efforts.
The Nike brand delivered strong results even as we continue to make strategic investments for the future. So, on a constant dollar basis, the Nike brand was up 9% for the quarter with growth across all key categories, product types, and geographies. The Nike brand DTC revenue increased 19% driven by 10% comp store growth, new stores, and the strong increase in online sales. And importantly, global features are up a robust 13%.
Our strategies are working and our investments are paying off. And the reason behind this success is clear, a razor sharp focus on the consumer through the category offense. When you combine our full pipeline of innovative products, our strong connection with consumers and our ability to create compelling retail presentations that elevate the marketplace, it's a winning formula for growth.
Now let's look at how that growth formula is playing out for the Nike brand starting with two of our key categories, basketball and football. Let me start with basketball. This quarter is basketball's largest revenue quarter in our long history with the game. For years, we have built deep and meaningful relationships with consumers through two of the most powerful brands in the world, Nike and the Jordan brand.
Today, with basketball truly a global sport, these relationships now span the entire world. This fueled double-digit growth for the category with combined Nike and Jordan Q2 revenues growing in every single geography. We succeed in basketball for a simple reason. Our relationship with the world's best players gives us unrivalled insight that leads to amazing product innovations which fuel our ability to inspire consumers all over the globe.
It’s that constant innovation that strengthens Nike's position as the world's leader in basketball. With that strong sale of KD 6, the LeBron 11 and the CP 3.7, Chris Paul's signature shoe and anticipation is approaching a fever pitch for the Kobe 9 masterpiece, the first basketball shoe to use the Flyknit technology as Mark discussed. It becomes available in February. You can also see that passion coming to life in the marketplace. Retail destinations, like our own DTC stores or our House Of Hoops with Foot Locker continue to be the go-to places for consumers who live and breathe basketball, in the U.S. and increasingly in Europe. These category focus shopping experiences are a great example of our growth strategy. A focus on the consumer and elevation of the marketplace and the delivery of a superior brand experience.
Now let's talk about the world's largest game, global football. Our business in this category continues to accelerate and with the World Cup just six months away, we will strengthen our position as the world's leading football brand. I feel very confident about our position heading into the World Cup. With 10 teams and the best lineup of products that I have ever seen, I can tell you, it will be an incredible time for football and for Nike.
Above all else, the World Cup let's Nike showcase our game changing product innovations on the global stage. We have already launched an incredible number of products over the last six months alone, starting with the Hypervenom, our most successful boot launch ever. We followed that up with the Hi-Vis 4 Silo, which has a beautiful aesthetic [ph] that enhances the player's ability to see teammates quickly and make critical plays when seconds count.
We also launched the new national team kit for France and the five star champion Brazil and there is still so much more to come. This unmatched pace of innovation and brand energy will continue to drive our growth in this category in the years ahead. Last month, I was in Rio when we launched the new Brazilian team kit and I can tell you the excitement was amazing. The full day of celebration was a tangible expression of Brazil's love affair with the sport. It was a true privilege to witness this shared moment of national pride as we unveiled the team kit.
The electric atmosphere also included the Run Rio 10K and a concert on the beach with tens of thousands of people all there. It was an unbelievable experience that only Nike could deliver. After all, Nike is in the business of making big moments bigger. These are the meaningful experiences that makes the connection of the Nike brand personal for consumers and expand our business potential in key growth markets around the world.
Now, let's focus on our key geographies, starting with the emerging markets. Our Q2 revenue in the emerging markets increased by 3%, well below what we would have expected for this key growth geography, while we had strong growth in nearly every territory, these results are largely offset by a specific significant logistical challenge in Mexico.
In June, we transitioned to a third-party logistics provider in Mexico. The transition did not go as smoothly as planned. As a result, shipments from our distribution center to our wholesale partners were delayed leading to a buildup of inventory in the distribution center and a shortage of Nike product in the market. We are working with our third-party logistics provider to resolve the issue and expect to be shipping to demand by the end of Q3.
As we continue to manage through this logistical issue, we are actively engaging our wholesale partners to ensure the appropriate flow of goods into the marketplace. However, we believe, it will take a few quarters for us to fully regain our business at retail and address residual inventory issues.
Despite these short-term challenges, the Nike brand continues to lead in Mexico and the emerging markets overall. Future orders are strong and we remain confident in the long-term potential of this key growth geography.
Now, let's turn to North America, which continues to be a great example of what the Nike brand offense can accomplish worldwide. In Q2, revenues grew 9% and reported EBIT grew a double-digit for the sixth quarter in a row. The category offense remains a powerful strategy for driving growth and profitability in North America.
By offering an unparalleled consumer experience across wholesale, retail and online, we expand both, the market and our share. This approach drives consistent expansion in our largest categories like running and basketball and allows us to aggressively attack our biggest growth opportunities like our young athletes and our women's businesses. Let me take a second to discuss the last two.
In our young athletes business, we are seeing tremendous momentum with double-digit growth in Q2, which we expect to accelerate through new retail concepts with our wholesale partners like the Nike Fly Zone at Kids Foot Locker, and in women's business, as we discussed at our recent Investor Meeting that Nike training club has helped us build meaningful relationships with women.
We have used this knowledge to create a unique consumer experience in our own retail location and I am pleased to report that our result continues to be very strong. Our women's business in the Nike training club outpaces our other retail doors strong double digits, and because of this response, we are expanding beyond the 20 doors we launched in August and plan to have over 40 Nike NTC doors by the end of this fiscal year.
Overall, we continue to see clear opportunity for growth in North America, as we focus on the needs of our consumers and deliver innovative product in compelling retail experiences.
Now, let's look to China. For Q2, revenues increased 5%, driven by strong growth in basketball and running. We are confident of our strategy will set the foundation for sustainable, profitable growth in China over the long-term and we are making good progress.
First, we are segmenting and differentiating our points of distribution to create more focused consumer experiences and to increase the market capacity. Our leadership position with the consumer lets us offer innovative, performance-led through more compelling retail experiences.
Second, we are sharpening our merchandising strategies. We have recently tested four new concepts in our DTC stores and with our wholesale partners, including new fixtures and a more refined merchandising. Third, we continue to work with our wholesale partners to create a more seamless operating platform, ensuring we get the right product to the right door, at the right time.
While we are still relatively early in the reset process, the results are very encouraging. Comp store sales in our DTC stores were up over 20% in Q2, and our wholesale partners are seeing improvement in those stores that have been re-profiled. In these stores, revenue and sell-through rates are above fleet averages and inventory levels are improving throughout the marketplace. By focusing on increasing retail productivity, we will continue to grow the profit pool and put ourselves in a position for renewed, sustainable growth in China.
Finally in Western Europe, we delivered a great quarter with 15% revenue growth. About two years ago, we made the decision to put a new, more centralized organizational structure in place to better manage key partner relationships and accelerate the implementation of the category offense in Western Europe. That decision is delivering tremendous results.
Key territories such as the UK, Northern Europe and AGS, which comprises Austria, Germany and Switzerland, are showing incredible growth in both revenues and futures. And as is the case elsewhere for the Nike brand, we are leading with performance, showing real strength in Running, Basketball, Football and Women's Training. And we have seen double-digit DTC growth and strong growth with our wholesale partners, driven by new category experiences that bring the power of the Nike brand to life in the marketplace.
Examples include the House of Hoops with Foot Locker in the UK or shop-in-shop executions with Karstadt in Germany or Futbolmania in Spain. As our results demonstrate, the category offense is having a significant impact on our business in Western Europe, and there are still considerable opportunities ahead.
Our results this quarter prove that by focusing on the consumer, we will continue to build our business throughout the many growth opportunities worldwide. The strategies and investments we create that are critical for the strong foundation and we will make the most of those opportunities, now, and in the years to come.
Thanks, and here's Don.
Don Blair
Thanks, Trevor and Happy Holidays, everyone. I would like to begin by highlighting three competitive strengths that underpin our Q2 results and give us confidence in our ability to deliver profitable growth and consistent returns to shareholders.
Let's start with our focus on the consumer. As Trevor discussed, in Q2, the Nike brand delivered growth across each of our geographies, product types and global categories. The key driver of that success is our category offense. We first saw the power of the category offense in North America, which delivered mid-teens revenue and EBIT growth over the last three fiscal years. More recently, the work we have done to implement the strategy globally is accelerating growth in other markets, most recently in Western Europe.
These results underscore our confidence that the category offense will drive profitable growth in other key markets such as China and Brazil. By focusing more sharply on the consumer, we have improved our ability to deliver relevant product innovations, deeper brand connections and compelling retail experiences. The result is incredible topline momentum as well as the product and brand separation that enables premium prices and gross margin expansion.
The second strength is the Nike Inc. portfolio. For a global business spanning 190 countries, there will always be unforeseen macroeconomic and operational factors that affect our business. The breadth of our portfolio, the capabilities of our operating platform and the strength of our balance sheet, give us the tools to manage the impact of these factors on our consolidated results and the depth of our management team gives us the ability to use those tools to deliver sustainable growth in profits and cash flows.
That brings me to the third strength, which is our ongoing commitment to investing for the future and delivering near term profitability. So far this year, we have delivered strong EPS growth and return on invested capital reached a new high increasing nearly six points to over 26%, and in the first six months of the year, we have returned over $1 billion to shareholders, through share repurchases and dividends.
We were able to deliver these returns because we have invested in growth strategies such as product innovation, digital infrastructure and marketplace development both wholesale and DTC and we will continue to invest in those strategies, allocating resources to the highest potential opportunities to maximize returns.
With that introduction, let's recap our Q2 results. Second quarter reported Revenues for Nike, Inc. increased 8%. On a currency-neutral basis, both Nike, Inc. and Nike Brand revenues increased 9%, while Converse increased 11%.
Also on a currency-neutral basis, Nike brand futures orders increased 13%, driven by a 10% increase in units and a 3% increase in average selling price. Futures for most of our geographies increased at a double-digit pace, driven by strong demand across multiple categories, including global football, sportswear, running, basketball and women's training.
On a reported basis, futures grew 12%, reflecting weaker international currencies. Second quarter diluted EPS increased 4% to $0.59, driven by revenue growth, gross margin expansion and a lower tax rate, partially offset by higher year-over-year SG&A investments and stiffer FX headwinds.
We have discussed the phasing of SG&A spending on previous calls. As a result of the timing of investments in FY'13 and FY'14, we expected FY'14 EPS growth to be significantly front-loaded in Q1, with lower growth over the balance of the year.
We have also discussed the significant impact of weaker international currencies, which reduce our gross margin and erode the U.S. dollar value of local currency profits. We estimate changes in currency exchange rates reduced our EPS growth by about 10 percentage points for both, the second quarter and year-to-date. As we have noted on previous calls, we expect FX headwinds to continue to pressure balance of year earnings growth.
Gross Margin for the second quarter increased 140 basis points. The favorability was driven by a mix shift to higher margin products and businesses, higher average prices and lower raw material costs as well as the continued strength of our DTC business. These positive factors were partially offset by higher labor costs and continued FX headwinds, due largely to weaker developing market currencies. As expected, Q2 SG&A spending rose at a mid-teens rate, with demand creation increasing 13% and operating overhead up 14%.
Second quarter demand creation spending was higher to support new product launches, including the World Cup kits and FuelBand SE that Mark mentioned, as well as global running events and the ramp up to the Winter Olympics. The increase in operating overhead reflects targeted investments in long-term infrastructure and capabilities, growth in our higher gross margin higher cost DTC business, as well as continued investments in digital.
Other expense net was $13 million for the quarter, driven primarily by a charge related to an adverse legal judgment in Western Europe. The Q2 Effective Tax Rate was 25.1%, a 170-basis point improvement versus the prior year, due primarily to an increase in earnings from our operations outside of the U.S., which are generally subject to a lower tax rates.
Q2 inventories grew 11%, below the rate of futures growth. Inventories are generally in good shape, though we are continuing to work through pockets of excess inventory created by distribution center issues in Mexico and some slow moving footwear styles in North America, most notably a line of retro training footwear. With our well-developed liquidation channels, we are confident we have the appropriate plans in place to address these situations.
Now, let's take a look at some performance highlights by segment. In North America, Q2 revenue increased 9% on both, the reported and constant currency basis, driven by growth across all key categories, including double-digit growth in basketball and women's training.
For the quarter, footwear revenue increased 10%, while apparel rose 9%. DTC revenues grew 12% in the quarter, driven by 7% comp store sales growth. On a reported basis, Q2 EBIT for North America grew 15%, due to strong revenue growth and gross margin expansion. In Western Europe, Q2 revenues increased 15% on a currency-neutral basis.
As Trevor discussed, we continue to be very pleased with the growth of our business in Western Europe, following our strategic reset in 2012. Growth continues to accelerate at an impressive rate, led by double-digit growth in Sportswear, Running, Basketball and Women's Training, as well as in our Young Athlete's business.
Territory performance was led by the UK and AGS, with revenues increasing over 20% in each territory. On a reported basis, Q2 revenue for Western Europe increased 18% and EBIT increased 12%, driven by revenue growth and gross margin expansion, partially offset by the legal charge I mentioned earlier.
In Greater China, currency-neutral revenue grew 5%, led by growth in Basketball, Running, Sportswear and Global Football. On a reported basis, Q2 revenue in Greater China increased 8% and EBIT increased 5% as revenue growth was partially offset by investments in our DTC business. As both Mark and Trevor indicated in their earlier remarks, we have seen encouraging results in partner stores we have reset with more focused assortments, and Nike DTC stores continue to perform well, with comp store growth over 20% for the third consecutive quarter.
These results are an indication that our strategies are the right ones and we are now working with our retail partners to refine and scale them. As we have said previously, our futures and revenue growth for China won't necessarily show sequential improvement every quarter as we move through this transition. While we work with our retailers to manage the marketplace with greater discipline, year-on-year changes in cancellations, returns and discounts will create volatility in revenue growth and disparities between futures growth and revenue growth. At this point, we continue to expect overall FY14 revenue to be roughly in line with the prior year with single digit revenue growth in Q3 and flat to down revenue in Q4.
Revenue in the emerging markets geography grew 3% on a currency-neutral basis, driven by higher revenues in nearly every territory and double-digit growth in the largest territory, Brazil. Although revenues for the geography were above the prior year, the rate of growth was significantly below the rate we would expect, driven primarily by the impact of ongoing supply chain challenges in Mexico. On a reported basis, revenue in the emerging markets declined 4% and EBIT decreased 18% due to the adverse impact of FX headwinds on gross margin and translation. The decline in EBIT also reflected increased demand creation investments in advance of the World Cup and higher operating overhead for new retail stores and the launch of nike.com in Brazil.
Converse revenue grew 11% on a currency-neutral basis, driven by continued strength in our largest owned markets, North America, the UK and China. On a reported basis, revenue increased 14% while EBIT grew 10%, as revenue growth was partially offset by investments in demand creation, infrastructure and DTC. We are pleased by the underlying strength of our business and expect that momentum to continue over the balance of the fiscal year.
That said, FX headwinds have had a significant impact on our EPS growth for the first half and we expect to face ongoing pressure from weaker developing market currencies over the balance of the fiscal year. Our updated full year guidance reflects both the year-to-date and forecasted balance of year impact of this FX pressure.
Specifically, we expect revenue for Q3 to grow at a high-single digit to low-double digit rate and Q4 to grow at a low double-digit rate, reflecting the weighting of futures orders to the back half of the futures window. For the full year, we expect revenue to grow at a high-single to low-double digit rate. Gross margin for the first half of the fiscal year exceeded our expectations as we saw a mix shift to higher margin products, higher average selling prices and continued strength in our DTC business.
While we expect these factors will continue to drive margin expansion in the second half of the fiscal year, we will be facing new pressures as raw material costs shift from tailwinds to headwinds and we increase discounts to clear pockets of excess inventory. We also expect to face continued pressure from labor costs and foreign exchange. As a result, we expect gross margin to expand by about 25 basis points in each of Q3 and Q4. For full year FY'14, we now expect gross margin expansion of approximately 75 basis points.
For Q3, we expect total SG&A to grow at a high-teen's rate, driven by demand creation growth of over 20%, reflecting phasing of spending in support of key sporting events, as well as comparisons to a relatively lower level of spending in the third quarter of FY'13.
We expect operating overhead to grow at a high-teen's rate in Q3, reflecting ongoing investments in strategic initiatives. For the full year, we now expect SG&A will grow at a low-teen's rate. For FY'14, we continue to expect the effective tax rate will be about 25%.
As Mark said at the top of the call, we feel great about the strong results we delivered in the first half of the year. As we look ahead to the second half of FY'14, we will continue to make strategic investments to drive long-term growth, even as we capitalize on those investments we have already made to deliver appropriate returns for our shareholders in the near-term.
We are now ready to take your questions.
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BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Shoppers head out for deals, even as some retailers started sales early
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November 29, 2013 11:03 AM
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Best Buy bargain hunters swarm manager Ramon Estevez, right, as he hands out scarves and hats that will identify those eligible for specially priced door-buster sale items late in the evening on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Dunwoody, Ga. Instead of waiting for Black Friday, which is typically the year's biggest shopping day, more than a dozen major retailers opened on Thanksgiving this year. (AP Photo/David Tulis)
tiffany rings cheap tiffany & co The holiday shopping season kicked off early, as several retailers began offering deals on Thanksgiving Day. Many people complained about the early start and the mad rush for deals — but they went out shopping anyway. Even with a budget and a list in hand, one shopper says it's tempting to buy more. cheap tiffany The day after Thanksgiving, called Black Friday, is typically the biggest shopping day of the year. For a decade, it had been considered the official start of the holiday buying season. But in the past few years, retailers have pushed opening times into Thanksgiving night. They've also pushed up discounting that used to be reserved for Black Friday into early November, which has led retail experts to question whether the Thanksgiving openings will steal some of Black Friday's thunder. tiffany outlet online The holiday openings came despite threatened protests from workers' rights groups, which are opposed to employees working on the holiday instead of spending the day with family. cheap tiffany & co Overall, the National Retail Federation expects retail sales to be up 4 percent to $602 billion during the last two months of the year. That's higher than last year's 3.5 percent growth, but below the 6 percent pace seen before the recession. Analysts expect sales to be generated at the expense of profits, as retailers will likely have to do more discounting to get people into stores. Here's how the start of the holiday shopping season is playing out. All times are EST, unless otherwise specified. ___ — Friday, 11 a.m.: Staying disciplined to avoid overspending Mindy Snow of Chicago stopped by Target in Niles, Ill., with a notebook in hand. She was doing her best to stick to her list, which included clothes for her teenage daughter and wine glasses for her sister. "I'm trying to remain disciplined but it's tough," she said. "So many cute things I keep seeing for myself." Snow, 33, is an accountant and a single mom. She said she plans to spend about $500 on gifts this year — a little more than last year — but admitted it will be tough to keep to that. "The older my daughter gets, the more expensive her taste is," she said. Although Snow said she feels better about the economy this year, she wants to stick to her budget as a matter of principle. "I try not to let Christmas get out of hand," she said. "It's really not supposed to be about the presents, right?" — Sara Burnett, Associated Press, Niles, Ill. ___ — Friday, 10:50 a.m.: One shopper asks, what deal? Michael Feinman said he was surprised at the lack of deals overall. He thought it would have been more aggressive. Feinman ought to know what makes a good deal. He works in merchandising for Bloomingdale's. At a mall in Shorts Hills, N.J., Feinman suspects that the timing of the start of Hanukkah — coinciding with Thanksgiving this year — meant retailers knew people would spend. So he expects deals to get better, particularly in the two weeks before Christmas. "I think you're going to see done aggressive pricing as the season progresses," he said. — Candice Choi, AP Retail Writer, Short Hills, N.J. ___ — Friday, 10:40 a.m.: Toys R Us executive reports "nice crowds around the country." "It was very steady overall, good crowds, lots of families shopping together," Toys R Us' chief merchandising operator, Richard Barry, said in an interview. "People are using it as an entertainment, having some fun and getting great deals in the holiday spirit." Crowds were largest when the stores opened at 5 p.m. Thursday, then were quieter from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Another spike came at 5 a.m. as more deals kicked off. He said popular items included classic toys, such as a 55-piece train table set that was half off at $40. Also selling well were Lego sets, a Thomas the Tank Engine board game and Nerf's Rebel bow-and-arrow set. People were also buying the children's video games "Skylanders" and "Disney Infinity." Barry said people responded well to the stores' 5 p.m. opening, three hours earlier than last year. "People liked the fact they could shop at a more humane hour and didn't have to get up in the middle of the night, and could spend time with family," he said. "Overall our whole strategy is to give customers what they want, how they want and when they want." — Mae Anderson, AP Retail Writer, New York ___ — Friday, 10:25 a.m.: Florida man arrested after baby left alone in shopping center parking lot A father faces felony child neglect charges after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper spotted a baby left alone in a car outside a Best Buy store. The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Thursday near Orlando. Authorities say trooper Edy Rivera saw the infant in a car seat inside a locked car. He went into the store, looking for the vehicle's owner. When no one came forward, he broke the vehicle's window and got the baby boy out. A short time later, officials say 34-year-old Haider Darwash returned to the vehicle. He told troopers he thought his wife had the baby. She was located standing in line at another business in the shopping center. The child was not harmed. Darwash was booked into jail. An attorney was not listed on jail records. ___ — Friday, 10 a.m.: In interview with AP's Mae Anderson, Macy's CEO says 15,000 in line for opening in New York Macy's says about 15,000 people waited in line for the opening of its flagship store in New York at 8 p.m. Thursday. That compares with the 11,000 people last year, when the store opened at midnight. "It's unbelievable," CEO Terry Lundgren said in an interview Friday morning. "Clearly people are in the shopping mood." On Thursday night, many of the shoppers were the "millennial" younger shopper in their 20s. By 5 a.m. Friday, the more traditional Macy's shopper, in their 30s and 40s, were out shopping, he said. In terms of hot items, workout gear and women's shoes were "off the charts successful," Lundgren said. Because of the chilly weather, boots and sweaters were popular, too. Popular deals included one for a bedsheet set. "Those were selling like crazy," he said. Kitchen appliances like blenders, coffee makers and the $98 Nutribullet food appliance were popular, too, as were women's handbags. Check back for more from the interview. — Mae Anderson, AP Retail Writer, New York ___ — Friday, 9:45 a.m.: Phones and tablets are popular items at a Wal-Mart in North Bergen, N.J. Flora Mattessich, a 54-year-old Fort Lee resident who works in marketing, said she normally doesn't shop on Black Friday but was hoping to get lucky on some electronics. But whether she continues shopping after that depended on "how long this line is and how aggravated I get," she said. Kapil Bulsara, 31, of Saddle Brook, said he was at Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving night hoping to get an iPad Mini. But he gave up when he saw the long line, saying it wasn't worth the effort. Yet he was back Friday morning — this time hoping to score a deal for an iPhone, which came with a $75 gift card. Nour Assaf, a 20-year-old student, was also there for an iPhone — and vowed to head home after that. — Candice Choi, AP Retail Writer, North Bergen, N.J. ___ — Friday, 9:30 a.m.: Naysayer couldn't resist TV deal Vinnie Gopalakrishnan saw footage on TV of people shopping on Thanksgiving Day and thought they were all crazy. But then Gopalakrishnan's cousin told him about a 70-inch flat-screen TV on sale at Wal-Mart for about $1,000 — a savings of about $600. Gopalakrishnan got in his car for his first Black Friday outing. "I'm not even Christmas shopping," he said. The TV "is just for me." The store was much quieter than the night before, when workers had set up metal barricades outside to keep people in an orderly line. By Friday morning, workers were dismantling the barricades and checkout operators were standing by their registers, waiting for customers. As he waited at a store in Niles, Ill., Gopalakrishnan thought his odds were good, but knew there was no sure thing. "There's blood in the water," said Gopalakrishnan, a 34-year-old restaurant manager from the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook. — Sara Burnett, Associated Press, Niles, Ill. ___ — Friday, 9:15 a.m.: Police officer suffers broken wrist breaking up fight Authorities say a police officer suffered a broken wrist as he broke up a brawl between two men waiting in line for Black Friday shopping deals at a Southern California Wal-Mart store. The San Bernardino Sun says the fight occurred about 7 p.m. Thanksgiving night when store managers decided to open the doors early to accommodate more than 3,000 waiting people. The doors were originally scheduled to open at 8 p.m. Police say there were three fights at the store in Rialto. Two of them were inside over merchandise; the third was outside, when the officer got injured. One of the men involved in the fight outside was arrested for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Police allege that he was kicking the other man in the head when he was down on the ground. Read more at: http://bit.ly/1fO2E5C ___ — Friday, 9:05 a.m.: Online shopper joins sister for Black Friday retail frenzy Jill Teal said she does most of her shopping online, but she was out at Kohl's department store in Clifton Park with her sister, Judy Espey. Their shopping trip started at 4 a.m. Espey, the mother of three children ages 12 to 16, said her purchases included the Beats line of headphones and speakers. She actually began her shopping Thursday night, when she ducked out after having dinner with her family to buy a 50-inch flat-screen television at Wal-Mart for $288. But said she's not thrilled that stores now open on Thanksgiving, believing that it takes away from the fun of shopping with friends on Black Friday. "I don't really dig the Thanksgiving night thing. I feel bad for the workers," Espey said. "They've ruined Black Friday." — Chris Carola, Associated Press, Clifton Park, N.Y. ___ — Friday, 8:50 a.m.: Promises, promises — deal guarantee falls through in Florida. Crowds waiting for vouchers for a deal on televisions walked away empty-handed after an in-stock guarantee fell through at a Wal-Mart store near Tampa, Fla. Wal-Mart had promised that shoppers can get a voucher to buy the product later if a store is sold out, as long as the shopper is inside the store within one hour of a doorbuster sales event. At the store in Lutz, Fla., that meant either a television or a voucher for anyone in line before 7 p.m. Thursday. Customers told Bay News 9 that by 7:15 p.m., they were told that all the televisions — and vouchers — were gone. Pasco County Sheriff's deputies who were already working at the store were asked for assistance. The crowd didn't get unruly, but customers told the television station they were upset. Wal-Mart spokeswoman Danit Marquardt said the company is looking into the situation. "It is always our goal to take care of our customers — especially on an important shopping day like Black Friday." Read more at: http://bit.ly/1dFeqiA ___ — Friday, 8:35 a.m.: No fistfights, but store out of Furby The atmosphere was calm at the stores Judy Phillips and Bonnie Dow had hit Friday morning. Their annual Black Friday trek began Thanksgiving night at a mall in Wilton, a town north of Albany, N.Y. They eventually made it to Target in nearby Clifton Park. "No one's been fistfighting with anybody," Dow said. Phillips said they got "great deals" on such items as blankets, sheets and comforters, but her efforts to buy the popular Furby toy had come up empty. "They're all sold out," she said. — Chris Carola, Associated Press, Clifton Park, N.Y. ___ — Friday, 8:15 a.m.: Two trips shopping for Chicago woman Dana and Estevan Branscum of Chicago were stopping by a Target in the Chicago suburb of Niles to look for "little things" like movies. "I never shop for big ticket items on Black Friday because I know I won't get them," said Dana Branscum, a 27-year-old grocery store manager. The Friday morning visit was her second time at the store in less than 10 hours. She and her mom headed out Thursday evening to do a full circuit of shopping: Kohl's, Target, J.C. Penney and Michael's craft store. She said it was much busier Thursday night than on Friday morning, but it also seemed more civilized than usual. "I've been doing Black Friday for a couple years. It seemed very organized," she said. There even were still a few televisions left at Target when she and her mom arrived around 8:30 p.m. CST, a half-hour after the store opened. At that time, the lines for the checkout stretched about 20 feet into the nearby health and beauty department, she said. Friday morning was considerably quieter, with no lines at the checkout and plenty of parking spots right out front at about around 6 a.m. CST. "Everybody is sleeping now I think," said Estevan Branscum, a 24-year-old executive chef. The Branscums plan to spend $800 to $1,000 this holiday season. They say if they had kids, they'd be spending much more. Their big-ticket items this year — already purchased a week ago — were a TV for Estevan and a Coach purse for Dana. They also stopped by Home Depot to buy a new Christmas tree. — Sara Burnett, Associated Press, Niles, Ill. ___ — Friday, 7:45 a.m.: How to make sure you're getting the best deals? AP's Joseph Pisani writes about five shopping apps to bring with you. Many retailers, for instance, will match deals you find elsewhere. These apps can help you find better prices to show the cashier. Some let you search for coupons, while others tell you whether you're better off buying online instead. And one keeps track of all those promotional fliers that do little good if you forget them at home. Unfortunately, If you prefer to shop at mom and pop stores, you won't find any deals here. But if you don't mind big retailers, these apps offer a hefty selection of deals from them. These are all free, easy to use and beautifully designed: — RetailMeNot (available for Android, iPhone): This app lets you search for coupons from your favorite stores, so you can instantly save 10 percent, 20 percent or even more on a single item or your entire shopping cart. You can scroll through the list of hot deals on the home page or search for a specific store. — Amazon and RedLaser (available for Android, iPhone, Windows): These two apps let you check prices online, for those retailers that will match cheaper prices you find in hopes you'll buy on the spot. — Cartwheel by Target (available for Android, iPhone): Target's app has coupons for everything from electronics to toys to cereal. Once you find a coupon you want to use, you tap the add button. Then present the cashier with a single barcode that has collected all the coupons you selected. — Flipp (available for iPhone): This app helps you find and track newspaper circulars. You can leave the paper behind, as Flipp has digital versions with the coupons in them. Read more at: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/review-5-shopping-apps-get-you-best-prices — Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer, New York ___ — Friday, 7:30 a.m.: Exhaustion for shopper near Atlanta Curtis Akins, 51, drove about three hours from Tifton, Ga., to watch the annual Macy's tree-lighting ceremony at Lenox Square mall in Atlanta on Thanksgiving. The store opened for shoppers at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and the rest of the mall opened at midnight. By 5 a.m. Friday, he was sitting on a bench — looking slightly exhausted — inside another mall as his wife shopped for deals. The North Point Mall in Atlanta's northern suburbs had the feel of an airport terminal in the pre-dawn hours, with some store gates open, others closed and many shoppers slowly shuffling along, bleary-eyed. Akins said he wasn't keen on Black Friday starting earlier and earlier. "I think it's going to end because it's taking away from the traditional Thanksgiving," he said. — Jeff Martin, Associated Press, Alpharetta, Ga. ___ — Friday, 7:10 a.m.: Target Corp. has announced a "very successful start" to the Black Friday shopping weekend. The retailer opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, an hour earlier than a year ago. At Target.com, where nearly all the deals were available on Thanksgiving, traffic and sales were among the highest the Minneapolis-based retailer has seen in a single day. In the early morning hours after the deals first became available, Target says its website saw two times more orders compared with a year ago at that time. Hot items include Apple Inc.'s iPad Air, several large-screen TVs and Nintendo's 3DS XL, which all sold out by mid-morning Thursday. In stores, crowds began gathering hours before the 8 p.m. opening. Target said that lines stretched several blocks. Target said the stores' electronics and toys sections were popular destinations. In many locations, the Element 52-inch TV sold out in minutes. — Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer, New York ___ — Friday, 7 a.m.: Colder temperatures aren't deterring shoppers in upstate New York, as Black Friday becomes a family affair. "We like to shop this time of night. We get in and out. We're having a ball," said Rosanne Scrom as she left the Target store in Clifton Park, N.Y., at 5 a.m. with her sister and their daughters. It was about 20 degrees then. Scrom said they spent about 20 minutes in the store buying "whatever we see on sale that people will like." "We're spending more this year," said her daughter, Tiffani, 21. "We're getting more bargains," her mother added. The store wasn't jammed, and the Scroms said they had more time to mull purchases and not worry about people snatching items from their carts, something that has happened to Rosanne Scrom "lots of times" during previous Black Friday shopping excursions. — Chris Carola, Associated Press, Clifton Park, N.Y. ___ — Friday, 6:50 a.m.: Two hurt as police respond to shoplifting call Authorities say a police officer answering a call of alleged shoplifting at a Chicago area department store shot the driver of a car that was dragging a fellow officer. The wounded driver of the car and the dragged officer were both taken for hospital treatment of non-life-threatening shoulder injuries, police say. Three people were arrested. Mark Turvey, police chief in Romeoville, Ill., said police got a call shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday of two people allegedly shoplifting clothes from a Kohl's store in the southwest Chicago suburb. "As officers approached the front door, one of the two subjects ran out the door into the parking lot" and the officer chased him to a waiting car, Turvey said. "The officer was struggling with the subject as he got into the car and then the car started to move as the officer was partially inside the car. The officer was dragged quite some distance. He couldn't get out," Turvey said. The police chief said a backup officer fired two or three shots toward the driver when he refused orders to stop, striking him once in the shoulder. There were no reports of any injuries to shoppers hunting for deals ahead of Black Friday. A store manager contacted early Friday said he had no further information and referred The Associated Press to a corporate spokeswoman, who didn't immediately return a message Friday. ___ Friday, 6:30 a.m.: Tech gadgets among best-sellers at Wal-Mart Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said that best sellers for its Thanksgiving sale included big-screen TVs, Apple's iPad Minis, laptops, Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony's PlayStation 4 and the game "Call of Duty: Ghosts." The world's largest retailer said that customers also bought 2.8 million towels, 300,000 bicycles and 1.9 million dolls. Wal-Mart started its deals at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last year. The retailer said 1 million customers took advantage of its one-hour guarantee program, which allows shoppers who are inside a Wal-Mart store within one hour of a doorbuster sales event to buy that product and either take it home that day or by Christmas. That program started a year ago with three items and was expanded to 21 this year. For the first time this year, customers were offered wristbands for popular products, allowing them to shop while they waited for deals. — Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer, New York ___ — Friday, 5:45 a.m.: Don't think big store chains are conceding to Amazon. AP's Mae Anderson and Anne D'Innocenzio take a look. Amazon has managed to attract customers from big store chains such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy with low prices and convenient shipping. Now, stores are fighting to get customers back. Stores are doing such things as matching the lower prices on Amazon and offering the same discounts in stores as on their websites. For its part, Amazon.com Inc. is giving customers the option to pick up items at physical locations and adding Sunday delivery. There's a lot at stake for both sides. Amazon has built a following, but wants to grow its business around the world. Meanwhile, brick-and-mortar retailers struggle to keep shoppers from using their stores as showrooms to test out and try on items before buying them for less on Amazon. The holiday season ups the ante. Both online and brick-and-mortar retailers can make up to 40 percent of their annual revenue in November and December. And this year, they're competing for the growing number of shoppers who are as comfortable buying online as in stores. Read more at: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/brick-and-mortar-stores-and-amazon-go-head-head — Mae Anderson and Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writers, New York ___ — Thursday, 11 p.m.: J. C. Penney's store in Manhattan was busy with bargain shoppers buying discounted sweaters, bed sheets and luggage, but the store was not packed. Among the doorbuster deals were 50 percent off on all fashion silver jewelry. The struggling department needs a solid holiday shopping season to help recover from a botched up transformation plan. The company has brought back sales events and basic merchandise like khakis in forgiving fits. To kick off the holiday shopping season, Penney opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. That was much earlier than the 6 a.m. opening on Black Friday a year ago. Tamara Robinson, 37, from Brooklyn, said she has been buying more at Penney in the last few months. Robinson was throwing bed sheets and comforters into her cart at Penney and planned to spend about $200 at the department store on Thursday. She then planned to go to Macy's and Best Buy. "I am going to shop all night," she said. ___ — Thursday, 8 p.m.: Crowds of cheering shoppers pushed through the doors at the flagship Macy's Herald Square in New York City when it opened. About 15,000 shoppers were at Macy's right before the doors opened, estimated Terry Lundgren, CEO, president and chairman of the department store chain. Last year, the store had 11,000 people right before the midnight opening. Lundgren, who was at the entrance, told The Associated Press that the retailer knew it had to open when it found out other competitors were planning to open on Thanksgiving night. He also said it received positive feedback from its employees. "We're a competitive group," he said. "It's very clear they (the shoppers) want to be here at 8 p.m." The store was featuring 375 doorbusters, up from last year's 200. Some of the deals included $79.99 jackets originally priced from $195 to $250, and cashmere sweaters for $39, marked down from 129. Shelby Wheatley, 17, was with her mother, her mother's friend and her best friend, who all traveled from Orlando, Fla. Wheatley was looking for a prom dress and wanted to buy it in New York. "I did Black Friday — but never Thursday — and never in New York," she said. As for Thanksgiving, the group celebrated early with family last week. "We just had dinner at TJI Fridays," she added. — Anne D'Innocenzio, Retail Writer, New York ___ —Thursday, just before 8 p.m.: At Macy's in the Manhattan borough of New York City, bargain shoppers were grabbing discounted coats, perfume and handbags. It was mayhem in the shoe department with shoppers pushing and shoving each other to grab boxes of cold weather boots, discounted by 50 percent, that were stacked high on tables. One item catching people's attention: Bearpaw boots that resembled Uggs. They were priced at $34. "This is my first Black Friday, and I don't particularly like it," said Tammy Oliver, 45, who had a box of Bearpaw boots under her arm, a gift for herself. "But I did get some good deals." Denise Anderson, 49, along with her husband and 16-year-old daughter, were visiting Manhattan from Fayetteville, Ark. They arrived in Manhattan on Saturday and had spent $3,000 to $4,000 on themselves. She has done Black Friday shopping back at home but wanted to do it in New York. "We're people watching," she said. "We wanted to see the craziness." — Anne D'Innocenzio, Retail Writer, New York ___ — Thursday, 6 p.m.: An hour after its 6 p.m. opening, Best Buy at Union Square in New York City was bustling, with big TVs, Kindle e-book readers and laptops being popular purchases. Buying a TV on sale seemed to be most people's priority. "My friend is chewing me out right now for not being there," said Rodney Bernard, 39, a writer in the Bronx. Instead of being at his friend's Thanksgiving celebration, he was at Best Buy. "But I really needed a TV." He saw a deal in the paper for an Insignia 39-inch TV for $169, but ended up buying a more expensive 40-inch Samsung TV after a store salesman said he could get $20 off if he applied for a Best Buy credit card. He got the TV for $399 and it was originally $700 or $800. Meanwhile, his friend doesn't approve of shopping on Thanksgiving. "He's upset with myself right now. He feels offended and is like don't even come by." Bernard agrees but thinks it's OK to shop if you really need something. Fortunately he says, his parents and immediate family are celebrating Thanksgiving on the 30th because several people had to work today. "It's not like I lost something, I'll be celebrating." — Mae Anderson, Retail Writer, New York ___ —Thursday, 5:41 p.m.: A Kmart store in the Manhattan borough of New York City was packed with people shopping for clothing and holiday decor items. The discounter, whose parent is Sears Holdings Corp., opened at 6 a.m. and planned to stay open for 41 hours straight. Clothing was marked down from 30 percent to 50 percent. Adriana Tavaraz, 51, from the Bronx, who had just finished work at a travel agency at around 4 p.m., spent $105 on ornaments, Santa hats and other holiday decor for herself and her family at Kmart. She saved about 50 percent. But Tavarez said her holiday budget was tight because she was grappling with higher costs like food and monthly rent, which rose $100 to $1,700 this year. "I struggle a lot," said Tavaraz, who started saving for holiday presents in June and planned to spend a total of $200 for holiday presents. "Nowadays, you have to think about what you spend. You have to think about tomorrow." As for celebrating Thanksgiving, she planned to have her family over for dinner at 8 p.m. "Everything is ready," she said. —Anne D'Innocenzio, Retail Writer, New York ___ — Thursday, 4:30 p.m.: At Best Buy in New York City, 70 people are in line before the 6 p.m. opening. A popular deal was the Microsoft Windows Surface tablet on sale at $199 from $350. Jamal Afridi, 35, a truck driver from Utah but living temporarily in New York, was in line to buy a 39-inch TV for $160 from $299. He tried to buy it online but it was sold out. "I checked over the last two days, I wouldn't have come out otherwise," he said. He was also interested in the Surface tablet deal, though. "This was the best deal if the year," he said. He doesn't mind earlier hours on Thanksgiving. "I don't have to get up early in the morning," he said. "Who cares it's just another day, I'll eat later." — Mae Anderson, Retail Writer, New York ___ — Thursday afternoon: Pizza Hut has offered to rehire the manager of a northern Indiana restaurant who was fired over his refusal to open up on Thanksgiving Day. Tony Rohr said he has worked at the Elkhart restaurant since starting as a cook more than 10 years but was told to write a letter of resignation after his refusal. He said he declined in a meeting with his boss and instead wrote a letter explaining that he believed the company should care more about its employees. "I said, 'Why can't we be the company that stands up and says we care about our employees and they can have the day off?'" Rohr told WSBT-TV (http://bit.ly/1bZovDT ) of South Bend, Ind. Rohr said he was thinking about the other workers at the restaurant. "Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days that they're closed in the whole year, and they're the only two days that those people are guaranteed to have off and spend it with their families," he said. Plano, Texas-based Pizza Hut issued a statement Wednesday saying it respects an employee's right to not work on the holiday and that the store owner has agreed to reinstate Rohr. — Associated Press Banking & Budgeting Professional Services Target
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BLACK FRIDAY: No fistfight, but store out of Furby
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The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as several retailers opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day. The sales continued through Friday. Things were mostly calm, though at least one store ran out of Furby toy. The day after Thanksgiving, called Black Friday, is typically the biggest shopping day of the year. For a decade, it had been considered the official start of the holiday buying season. But in the past few years, retailers have pushed opening times into Thanksgiving night. They've also pushed up discounting that used to be reserved for Black Friday into early November, which has led retail experts to question whether the Thanksgiving openings will steal some of Black Friday's thunder. The holiday openings came despite threatened protests from workers' rights groups, which are opposed to employees working on the holiday instead of spending the day with family. Overall, the National Retail Federation expects retail sales to be up 4 percent to $602 billion during the last two months of the year. That's higher than last year's 3.5 percent growth, but below the 6 percent pace seen before the recession. Analysts expect sales to be generated at the expense of profits, as retailers will likely have to do more discounting to get people into stores. Here's how the start of the holiday shopping season is playing out. All times are EST, unless otherwise specified.___— Friday, 8:35 a.m.: No fistfights, but store out of FurbyThe atmosphere was calm at the stores Judy Phillips and Bonnie Dow had hit Friday morning. Their annual Black Friday trek began Thanksgiving night at a mall in Wilton, a town north of Albany, N.Y. They eventually made it to Target in nearby Clifton Park."No one's been fistfighting with anybody," Dow said.Phillips said they got "great deals" on such items as blankets, sheets and comforters, but her efforts to buy the popular Furby toy had come up empty."They're all sold out," she said.— Chris Carola, Associated Press, Clifton Park, N.Y.___— Friday, 8:15 a.m.: Two trips shopping for Chicago womanDana and Estevan Branscum of Chicago were stopping by a Target in the Chicago suburb of Niles to look for "little things" like movies."I never shop for big ticket items on Black Friday because I know I won't get them," said Dana Branscum, a 27-year-old grocery store manager.The Friday morning visit was her second time at the store in less than 10 hours.She and her mom headed out Thursday evening to do a full circuit of shopping: Kohl's, Target, J.C. Penney and Michael's craft store. She said it was much busier Thursday night than on Friday morning, but it also seemed more civilized than usual."I've been doing Black Friday for a couple years. It seemed very organized," she said. There even were still a few televisions left at Target when she and her mom arrived around 8:30 p.m. CST, a half-hour after the store opened. At that time, the lines for the checkout stretched about 20 feet into the nearby health and beauty department, she said.Friday morning was considerably quieter, with no lines at the checkout and plenty of parking spots right out front at about around 6 a.m. CST."Everybody is sleeping now I think," said Estevan Branscum, a 24-year-old executive chef.The Branscums plan to spend $800 to $1,000 this holiday season. They say if they had kids, they'd be spending much more.Their big-ticket items this year — already purchased a week ago — were a TV for Estevan and a Coach purse for Dana.They also stopped by Home Depot to buy a new Christmas tree.— Sara Burnett, Associated Press, Niles, Ill.___— Friday, 7:45 a.m.: How to make sure you're getting the best deals? AP's Joseph Pisani writes about five shopping apps to bring with you.Many retailers, for instance, will match deals you find elsewhere. These apps can help you find better prices to show the cashier. Some let you search for coupons, while others tell you whether you're better off buying online instead. And one keeps track of all those promotional fliers that do little good if you forget them at home.Unfortunately, If you prefer to shop at mom and pop stores, you won't find any deals here. But if you don't mind big retailers, these apps offer a hefty selection of deals from them. These are all free, easy to use and beautifully designed:— RetailMeNot (available for Android, iPhone): This app lets you search for coupons from your favorite stores, so you can instantly save 10 percent, 20 percent or even more on a single item or your entire shopping cart. You can scroll through the list of hot deals on the home page or search for a specific store.— Amazon and RedLaser (available for Android, iPhone, Windows): These two apps let you check prices online, for those retailers that will match cheaper prices you find in hopes you'll buy on the spot.— Cartwheel by Target (available for Android, iPhone): Target's app has coupons for everything from electronics to toys to cereal. Once you find a coupon you want to use, you tap the add button. Then present the cashier with a single barcode that has collected all the coupons you selected.— Flipp (available for iPhone): This app helps you find and track newspaper circulars. 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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/review-5-shopping-apps-get-you-best-prices— Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer, New York___— Friday, 7:30 a.m.: Exhaustion for shopper near AtlantaCurtis Akins, 51, drove about three hours from Tifton, Ga., to watch the annual Macy's tree-lighting ceremony at Lenox Square mall in Atlanta on Thanksgiving. The store opened for shoppers at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and the rest of the mall opened at midnight.By 5 a.m. Friday, he was sitting on a bench — looking slightly exhausted — inside another mall as his wife shopped for deals. The North Point Mall in Atlanta's northern suburbs had the feel of an airport terminal in the pre-dawn hours, with some store gates open, others closed and many shoppers slowly shuffling along, bleary-eyed.Akins said he wasn't keen on Black Friday starting earlier and earlier."I think it's going to end because it's taking away from the traditional Thanksgiving," he said.— Jeff Martin, Associated Press, Alpharetta, Ga.___— Friday, 7:10 a.m.: Target Corp. has announced a "very successful start" to the Black Friday shopping weekend.The retailer opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, an hour earlier than a year ago. At Target.com, where nearly all the deals were available on Thanksgiving, traffic and sales were among the highest the Minneapolis-based retailer has seen in a single day.In the early morning hours after the deals first became available, Target says its website saw two times more orders compared with a year ago at that time.Hot items include Apple Inc.'s iPad Air, several large-screen TVs and Nintendo's 3DS XL, which all sold out by mid-morning Thursday. In stores, crowds began gathering hours before the 8 p.m. opening. Target said that lines stretched several blocks.Target said the stores' electronics and toys sections were popular destinations. In many locations, the Element 52-inch TV sold out in minutes.— Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer, New York___— Friday, 7 a.m.: Colder temperatures aren't deterring shoppers in upstate New York, as Black Friday becomes a family affair."We like to shop this time of night. We get in and out. We're having a ball," said Rosanne Scrom as she left the Target store in Clifton Park, N.Y., at 5 a.m. with her sister and their daughters. It was about 20 degrees then.Scrom said they spent about 20 minutes in the store buying "whatever we see on sale that people will like.""We're spending more this year," said her daughter, Tiffani, 21."We're getting more bargains," her mother added.The store wasn't jammed, and the Scroms said they had more time to mull purchases and not worry about people snatching items from their carts, something that has happened to Rosanne Scrom "lots of times" during previous Black Friday shopping excursions.— Chris Carola, Associated Press, Clifton Park, N.Y.___— Friday, 6:50 a.m.: Two hurt as police respond to shoplifting callAuthorities say a police officer answering a call of alleged shoplifting at a Chicago area department store shot the driver of a car that was dragging a fellow officer.The wounded driver of the car and the dragged officer were both taken for hospital treatment of non-life-threatening shoulder injuries, police say. Three people were arrested.Mark Turvey, police chief in Romeoville, Ill., said police got a call shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday of two people allegedly shoplifting clothes from a Kohl's store in the southwest Chicago suburb."As officers approached the front door, one of the two subjects ran out the door into the parking lot" and the officer chased him to a waiting car, Turvey said."The officer was struggling with the subject as he got into the car and then the car started to move as the officer was partially inside the car. The officer was dragged quite some distance. He couldn't get out," Turvey said.The police chief said a backup officer fired two or three shots toward the driver when he refused orders to stop, striking him once in the shoulder.There were no reports of any injuries to shoppers hunting for deals ahead of Black Friday.A store manager contacted early Friday said he had no further information and referred The Associated Press to a corporate spokeswoman, who didn't immediately return a message Friday.
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___Friday, 6:30 a.m.: Tech gadgets among best-sellers at Wal-MartWal-Mart Stores Inc. said that best sellers for its Thanksgiving sale included big-screen TVs, Apple's iPad Minis, laptops, Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony's PlayStation 4 and the game "Call of Duty: Ghosts."The world's largest retailer said that customers also bought 2.8 million towels, 300,000 bicycles and 1.9 million dolls.Wal-Mart started its deals at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, two hours earlier than last year. The retailer said 1 million customers took advantage of its one-hour guarantee program, which allows shoppers who are inside a Wal-Mart store within one hour of a doorbuster sales event to buy that product and either take it home that day or by Christmas. That program started a year ago with three items and was expanded to 21 this year.For the first time this year, customers were offered wristbands for popular products, allowing them to shop while they waited for deals.— Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer, New York___— Friday, 5:45 a.m.: Don't think big store chains are conceding to Amazon. AP's Mae Anderson and Anne D'Innocenzio take a look.Amazon has managed to attract customers from big store chains such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy with low prices and convenient shipping. Now, stores are fighting to get customers back.Stores are doing such things as matching the lower prices on Amazon and offering the same discounts in stores as on their websites. For its part, Amazon.com Inc. is giving customers the option to pick up items at physical locations and adding Sunday delivery.There's a lot at stake for both sides. Amazon has built a following, but wants to grow its business around the world. Meanwhile, brick-and-mortar retailers struggle to keep shoppers from using their stores as showrooms to test out and try on items before buying them for less on Amazon.The holiday season ups the ante. Both online and brick-and-mortar retailers can make up to 40 percent of their annual revenue in November and December. And this year, they're competing for the growing number of shoppers who are as comfortable buying online as in stores.Read more at:http://bigstory.ap.org/article/brick-and-mortar-stores-and-amazon-go-head-head— Mae Anderson and Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writers, New York___— Thursday, 11 p.m.: J. C. Penney's store in Manhattan was busy with bargain shoppers buying discounted sweaters, bed sheets and luggage, but the store was not packed. Among the doorbuster deals were 50 percent off on all fashion silver jewelry. The struggling department needs a solid holiday shopping season to help recover from a botched up transformation plan.The company has brought back sales events and basic merchandise like khakis in forgiving fits. To kick off the holiday shopping season, Penney opened at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. That was much earlier than the 6 a.m. opening on Black Friday a year ago.Tamara Robinson, 37, from Brooklyn, said she has been buying more at Penney in the last few months. Robinson was throwing bed sheets and comforters into her cart at Penney and planned to spend about $200 at the department store on Thursday. She then planned to go to Macy's and Best Buy."I am going to shop all night," she said.___— Thursday, 8 p.m.: Crowds of cheering shoppers pushed through the doors at the flagship Macy's Herald Square in New York City when it opened.About 15,000 shoppers were at Macy's right before the doors opened, estimated Terry Lundgren, CEO, president and chairman of the department store chain. Last year, the store had 11,000 people right before the midnight opening.Lundgren, who was at the entrance, told The Associated Press that the retailer knew it had to open when it found out other competitors were planning to open on Thanksgiving night. He also said it received positive feedback from its employees. "We're a competitive group," he said. "It's very clear they (the shoppers) want to be here at 8 p.m."The store was featuring 375 doorbusters, up from last year's 200. Some of the deals included $79.99 jackets originally priced from $195 to $250, and cashmere sweaters for $39, marked down from 129.Shelby Wheatley, 17, was with her mother, her mother's friend and her best friend, who all traveled from Orlando, Fla. Wheatley was looking for a prom dress and wanted to buy it in New York."I did Black Friday — but never Thursday — and never in New York," she said.As for Thanksgiving, the group celebrated early with family last week."We just had dinner at TJI Fridays," she added.— Anne D'Innocenzio, Retail Writer, New York___—Thursday, just before 8 p.m.: At Macy's in the Manhattan borough of New York City, bargain shoppers were grabbing discounted coats, perfume and handbags. It was mayhem in the shoe department with shoppers pushing and shoving each other to grab boxes of cold weather boots, discounted by 50 percent, that were stacked high on tables. One item catching people's attention: Bearpaw boots that resembled Uggs. They were priced at $34."This is my first Black Friday, and I don't particularly like it," said Tammy Oliver, 45, who had a box of Bearpaw boots under her arm, a gift for herself. "But I did get some good deals."Denise Anderson, 49, along with her husband and 16-year-old daughter, were visiting Manhattan from Fayetteville, Ark. They arrived in Manhattan on Saturday and had spent $3,000 to $4,000 on themselves. She has done Black Friday shopping back at home but wanted to do it in New York."We're people watching," she said. "We wanted to see the craziness."— Anne D'Innocenzio, Retail Writer, New York___— Thursday, 6 p.m.: An hour after its 6 p.m. opening, Best Buy at Union Square in New York City was bustling, with big TVs, Kindle e-book readers and laptops being popular purchases. Buying a TV on sale seemed to be most people's priority."My friend is chewing me out right now for not being there," said Rodney Bernard, 39, a writer in the Bronx. Instead of being at his friend's Thanksgiving celebration, he was at Best Buy. "But I really needed a TV."He saw a deal in the paper for an Insignia 39-inch TV for $169, but ended up buying a more expensive 40-inch Samsung TV after a store salesman said he could get $20 off if he applied for a Best Buy credit card. He got the TV for $399 and it was originally $700 or $800.Meanwhile, his friend doesn't approve of shopping on Thanksgiving. "He's upset with myself right now. He feels offended and is like don't even come by."Bernard agrees but thinks it's OK to shop if you really need something.Fortunately he says, his parents and immediate family are celebrating Thanksgiving on the 30th because several people had to work today."It's not like I lost something, I'll be celebrating."— Mae Anderson, Retail Writer, New York___—Thursday, 5:41 p.m.: A Kmart store in the Manhattan borough of New York City was packed with people shopping for clothing and holiday decor items. The discounter, whose parent is Sears Holdings Corp., opened at 6 a.m. and planned to stay open for 41 hours straight. Clothing was marked down from 30 percent to 50 percent.Adriana Tavaraz, 51, from the Bronx, who had just finished work at a travel agency at around 4 p.m., spent $105 on ornaments, Santa hats and other holiday decor for herself and her family at Kmart. She saved about 50 percent. But Tavarez said her holiday budget was tight because she was grappling with higher costs like food and monthly rent, which rose $100 to $1,700 this year."I struggle a lot," said Tavaraz, who started saving for holiday presents in June and planned to spend a total of $200 for holiday presents. "Nowadays, you have to think about what you spend. You have to think about tomorrow."As for celebrating Thanksgiving, she planned to have her family over for dinner at 8 p.m."Everything is ready," she said.—Anne D'Innocenzio, Retail Writer, New York___— Thursday, 4:30 p.m.: At Best Buy in New York City, 70 people are in line before the 6 p.m. opening. A popular deal was the Microsoft Windows Surface tablet on sale at $199 from $350.Jamal Afridi, 35, a truck driver from Utah but living temporarily in New York, was in line to buy a 39-inch TV for $160 from $299. He tried to buy it online but it was sold out."I checked over the last two days, I wouldn't have come out otherwise," he said. He was also interested in the Surface tablet deal, though. "This was the best deal if the year," he said.He doesn't mind earlier hours on Thanksgiving. "I don't have to get up early in the morning," he said. "Who cares it's just another day, I'll eat later."— Mae Anderson, Retail Writer, New York___— Thursday afternoon: Pizza Hut has offered to rehire the manager of a northern Indiana restaurant who was fired over his refusal to open up on Thanksgiving Day.Tony Rohr said he has worked at the Elkhart restaurant since starting as a cook more than 10 years but was told to write a letter of resignation after his refusal. He said he declined in a meeting with his boss and instead wrote a letter explaining that he believed the company should care more about its employees."I said, 'Why can't we be the company that stands up and says we care about our employees and they can have the day off?'" Rohr told WSBT-TV (http://bit.ly/1bZovDT ) of South Bend, Ind.Rohr said he was thinking about the other workers at the restaurant."Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two days that they're closed in the whole year, and they're the only two days that those people are guaranteed to have off and spend it with their families," he said.Plano, Texas-based Pizza Hut issued a statement Wednesday saying it respects an employee's right to not work on the holiday and that the store owner has agreed to reinstate Rohr.— Associated Press Hobbies & Personal Activities Shopping Target
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NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Footwear Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01374899/Global-Footwear-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Footwear This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Footwear in US$ Million and Million Pairs by the following Product Categories/Segments: Athletic Footwear (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure, & Others), Outdoor/Rugged Footwear, Casual Footwear, Dress/Formal Footwear, and Footwear Accessories. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 587 companies including leading manufacturers such as -adidas AGReebok InternationalANTA Sports Products LimitedASICSBata Shoe OrganizationBata India Ltd.Power Athletics LimitedI. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3Athletic Footwear I-4Aerobic Shoes I-4Athleisure Footwear I-4Baseball Footwear I-4Basketball Footwear I-4Cricket Footwear I-4Cross-Training I-4Running Shoes I-5Soccer Shoes I-5Tennis Shoes I-5Walking Shoes I-5Hiking Shoes I-5Other Athletic Footwear I-5Outdoor/Rugged Footwear I-5Casual Footwear I-6Dress/Formal Footwear I-6Footwear Accessories I-6Socks I-6Insoles I-6Gaiters I-6II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1. GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW & ANALYSIS II-1Footwear Industry - A Prelude II-1Outlook II-2Volume Analysis II-2Value Analysis II-2Branded Footwear Market - An Overview II-2Rift between Production and Consumption Narrows II-3Recession and Beyond II-3Year 2012 in Review II-4Near-Term prospects II-5Europe -Spending Remains Subdued II-5Developing Markets On the Radar II-6Chinese Retail Footwear Sector Awaits Turnaround II-6Footwear Companies Turn to Economic Production Strategies II-7Companies Eye Other Outsourcing Destinations Beyond China II-8Table 1: Nike's Footwear Sourcing Mix by Country: 2006-2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9Table 2: adidas Footwear Sourcing by Country: 2012 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-9Proximity Playing A Key Role for Setting-Up ManufacturingOperations II-9Asia Gearing Up to Uphold Position as Largest Production Base II-10Cross Industry Forays Rife II-102. NON-ATHELETIC FOOTWEAR - NOTEWORTHY TRENDS II-11Eco-Friendly Footwear - Future Directions II-11Emergence of New Design Themes II-11Moving in Line with Changing Fashion Trends II-11Men's Shoes - Making a Style Statement II-12Fashion and Comfort - Top on Women's Shopping List II-12Multifunctional Shoes Gain Popularity II-12Innovations in Footwear Components II-13Luxury Footwear Industry - Recession Proof or Not!! II-13Affordable Luxury - Not just an Oxymoron in Footwear Space II-14Luxury Footwear Designers Gain Traction II-14Increasing Popularity of Private Labels II-15Outdoor Footwear Gets Diversified II-163. SCANNING THE ATHELETIC FOOTWEAR TRENDS II-17Athletic Footwear - A Gift for All Occasions II-17Riding High on Basketball II-17Running Shoes Sprint on Advanced Footwear Technology II-17Growing Sophistication of Manufacturing Technologies II-18Opportunities Rife for New Players in Running Shoes Segment II-18Shifting Focus from Minimalist to Lightweight Running Shoes II-19The Smaller the Better: Launching Super-lightweight Trainers II-19Trail Running Footwear Pick Pace II-20Move towards Natural Motion II-20Trekking Shoes - Going on an Uphill Journey II-20Cross Trainers - Increasingly Designed for Outdoor Wear... II-20Move Towards Unconventional Brand Names... II-21Shifting Brand Loyalty - A Major Concern! II-214. COMPETITION II-22Casual Footwear Market II-22Table 3: Global Casual Footwear Market (2012): PercentageBreakdown of Sales by Leading Players (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-22Table 4: Global Outdoor Footwear Market (2012): PercentageBreakdown of Sales by Leading Players (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-23Competition in the Atheletic Footwear Segment II-23Table 5: Global Athletic Footwear Market (2012): PercentageBreakdown of Sales by Leading Players(includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-24Nike - Going Strong II-24Adidas - The Closest Competitor II-25Puma Narrows Production II-25Under Armour Spikes Up Among New Entrants II-25Table 6: Under Armour's Market Share Trends in the RunningFootwear Market (2011-2012) (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-252012: Mixed Player Reactions Across the Globe II-265. INDUSTRY PROFILE II-28Production Scenario II-28Table 7: Footwear Production by Geographic Region (2012):Percentage Breakdown by Volume for Asia, South America,Africa, Europe, North America and Oceania (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-28Table 8: Leading Manufacturing Nations in Global FootwearMarket (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of VolumeProduction by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29Reviewing the Outsourcing Phenomenon II-29Table 9: High-End Footwear Production Volume Trends forItaly, Spain and Europe (2004-2012) (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-29Footwear Consumption: Characterized by Dynamism II-30Table 10: Global Footwear Market (2013E): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Volume Consumption by Region (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-30Table 11: Leading Regional Markets for Footwear by Per capitaConsumption (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30Export Landscape II-30Table 12: Global Footwear Exports (2012): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Export Volume by Geographic Region (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-31China: The Dominating Export Power-House II-31Table 13: Global Footwear Exports (2012): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Export Volume by Country (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-31Table 14: Global Footwear Exports (2011): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Export Value by Country (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-32Pricing Trends II-32Table 15: Average Export Price (in US$) in Leading FootwearExporting Companies for the Year 2011 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-33Table 16: Global Exports by Type of footwear (2011):Percentage Breakdown for Rubber and Plastic, Leather,Textile and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33Global Import Scenario II-33Table 17: Average Import Price (in US$) in Leading FootwearImporting Nations for Year 2012 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-34Table 18: Global Footwear Imports (2012): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Import Volume by Country (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-34Table 19: Global Footwear Imports (2012): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Import Value by Country (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-356. ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR - A BRIEF MARKET SCAN II-36Fashion-Statements Override Brand Aspirations II-36Supply Factors II-37Pricing - A Marketing Tool for Athletic Footwear Chains II-37Short Lead Times Spell Success in a Dynamic Market II-37In a Mature Phase... II-37Threats to the Athletic Footwear Segment? II-38Licensing Needs a Shot in the Arm II-38Female Footwear Market - An Aggressive Growth Segment... II-39Online Sales Pick up Pace II-397. CONSUMER INSIGHTS II-40Consumerism in the 21st Century II-40Forces Shaping Consumerism II-40Time - A Rare Commodity II-40Freedom - The Prized Possession II-40Meeting the Evolving LifeStyles II-40Battle Between the Body and Soul II-41Advent of a Global Network II-41Price and Comfort - The Eternal Favorites II-41Caught in the Rip Van Winkle Act II-41Branding - What the Consumer Looks for II-42Female Footwear Market II-42The Replacement Issue II-42The Teen Market II-43Kids - The Retailers' New Favorites II-43Baby Boomers - Changing Priorities II-438. RETAIL ENVIRONMENT II-44Logistics II-44Retailers Under Pressure II-44Small Shops - The Most Favored Targets II-45Investment Areas for Retailers in the 21st Century II-45Shelf Presence II-46'Space Lifting' Footwear Retailing II-46E- Commerce - Evolving as a Vibrant Medium II-47'Proactive' Merchandising In-Store Garners Momentum II-47Point-of-Sale Data - Understanding the Needs of the Consumer.... II-47Huge Discounting II-47Co-Branding - Crucial for the Success of P-O-P Displays? II-48Manufacturers Evolving too II-489. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-49History of Footwear II-49Moccasin II-49Sandal II-49Boot II-49Clog II-49Mule II-50Pumps II-50Oxford II-50Footwear Style & Fashion II-50Sneakers II-50Product Definitions II-51Athletic Footwear II-51Components of Athletic Footwear II-51Upper II-51Midsole II-51Insert II-51Outsole II-52Aerobic Shoes II-52Athleisure Footwear II-52Baseball Footwear II-52Basketball Footwear II-52Cricket Footwear II-52Cross-Training II-52Running Shoes II-53Soccer Shoes II-53Tennis Shoes II-53Walking Shoes II-53Hiking Shoes II-53Other Athletic Footwear II-53Outdoor/Rugged Footwear II-53Trekking and Walking Boots II-543-4 Season Boots II-543 Season Boots II-54Mountaineering Boots II-54Backpacking Boots II-54Hiking Boots II-54Approach Shoes II-54Technical Shoes II-55Casual Footwear II-55Dress/Formal Footwear II-55Footwear Accessories II-56Socks II-56Insoles II-56Gaiters II-5610. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-57Foot Locker Acquires Runners Point Group II-57Implus Takes over Penguin Brands Assets II-57E.Land with K-Swiss Inc. Acquires OTZ Shoes II-57Galaxy Brand Acquires Nevados and Avia from Brown Shoe II-57Justin Brands Inc. Acquires Highland Shoe II-58K-Swiss Merges with E. Land World II-58Future Ventures Acquires 33% Share in Tresmode II-58Deckers Outdoor Takes Over Hoka One One II-58Apax Partners Acquires Cole Haan II-58Sequential Brands Group Completes Acquisition of Heelys II-59Vida Shoes International Takes Over Andre Assous II-59Eland Group Purchases K-Swiss II-59Shoon to Take Over Footwear Business of Jane Shilton II-59Mills Halifax to Take Over Kick Ass Shoes II-59Brown Shoe to Open Famous Footwear Chain in Canada II-60ShoeDazzle® and JustFab® Merge II-60OJSC BTC Group Acquires Majority Stake in Salsk-obuv II-60OrthoLite and Oliberté Enter into Partnership II-60bebe Stores and ALDO Product Services Sign Licensing Agreement II-60Aeropostale Takes Over GoJane II-61Intersport Takes Over The Athlete's Foot II-61Wolverine Worldwide, Blum Capital and Golden Gate CapitalTogether Acquire Collective Brands II-61Weisfeld Group and Anthony L&S Footwear Acquire Iconic EtonicWorldwide from Lotto Sport Italia II-61INA International Acquires Golden Viking Sports II-62Zumiez Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Blue Tomato II-62William Lamb Merges with Rushton Ablett II-62New Balance Inks License Agreement with Black Box Distribution II-62GE Enters into Collaboration with VEGAM II-63O'Neill and Bos Group Ink New Footwear License Agreement II-63Wolverine Worldwide and Tata International Form Joint Venture II-63Kigo Footwear Enters into Partnership with Soles4Souls and PLUS II-63A2b Fulfillment Enters into Partnership with Kigo Footwear II-64PEI Licensing and Shoe Confession Ink Exclusive License Agreement II-64RSG Acquires Stores of Run On! II-64Aeropostale Takes Over GoJane II-64Apax Partners Inks Definitive Agreement to Takeover Cole Haan II-65Iconix Brand Group Takes Over Umbro from NIKE II-65Sequential Brands to Takeover Heelys II-65Zumiez Inks Definitive Purchase Agreement to Takeover Blue Tomato II-65Sequential Brands Group Inks Definitive Agreement to Take OverDVS Brand II-66ABC-Mart and LaCrosse Footwear Sign Definitive Agreement II-66IIC-Intersport International Inks Agreement to Take OverAthlete's Foot Franchising II-66Deckers Outdoor Announces Investment in Hoka One One II-66Macy's and Finish Line Ink Agreement II-67Ferrari Extends Partnership with PUMA II-67R.G. Barry Acquires Foot Petals II-67VF Takes Over Timberland II-67Bakers Footwear Group and Steven Madden Ink Trademark Sale andLicense Agreement II-68Grace Group Inks LOI with Unión Del Cuero y Del Calzado de Cuba II-68Collective Brands and Lew Footwear Holdings Ink Agreement II-68Finish Line Takes Over Assets of 18-Store Specialty Running Chain II-6811. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS II-69adidas Unveils Springblade Running Shoe II-69Orthotic Shop Rolls Out Fall 3013 Footwear Collection II-69Cat Footwear Launches Liberty Work Boot II-69adidas Rolls Out adizero f50 Premium Pack II-69adidas Launches New Adizero f50 Messi Football Boots II-69adidas Rolls Out adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade Shoe II-69adidas by Stella Mccartney Unveils Struthio BOOST Shoe II-70Ahnu® Launches New Sugarpine Hiking Boot Collection II-70MOZO® Shoes Launches New Footwear Lines II-70MOZO® Shoes Rolls Out Natural Collection of Contemporary Shoes II-70The Quorum Group Unveils Skora "Real Running" Shoe Brand inthe Philippines II-70Pearl Izumi Introduces Project E: Motion Running Footwear II-71PROSPECS Introduces Technical Athletic Footwear II-71adidas Launches Innovative Energy Boost Running Shoes II-71Ektio Introduces The Breakaway Shoes II-72Asics America Unveils Range for Athletic Training Footwear II-72Finish Line and Sean John Introduce Casual Athletic FootwearRange II-73Nike Introduces Nike Free Hyperfeel and Nike Free FlyknitRunning Shoes II-73Yuvastyle Introduces Bacca Bucci India II-73Weinbrenner Shoe to Reintroduce Wood N' Stream Outdoor Footwear II-74Nike Golf Develops Free-Inspired Nike FI Impact Sportswear forWomen II-74adidas Introduces adizero Crazy Light 3 Basketball Shoes II-74Athletic Propulsion Labs® Basketball Shoes II-74Rocky Brands Unleashes Rocky 4EurSole Healthcare Footwear II-75Paul Evans Launches New Luxury Footwear II-76Mark Lemp Footwear Unleashes Rose Petals by Walking Cradles®Dress Footwear II-76New England Footwear Introduces New GoLite Collections II-76Nike Introduces New Lunaraccelerate and Lunardominate CricketShoes II-76Puma Unveils Mobium Elite Shoe II-77Newton Running to Introduce BoCo AT Trail Running Shoe II-77Newton Running Introduces EnergyNR Running Shoes II-77Zamshu Unveils Kaleza Z-12 Football Boots II-78Dawgs Footwear to Unveil the Latest Loudmouth® LicensedFootwear Range II-78Nike Introduces Studio Wrap Footwear for Yoga II-78Huntsman International Rolls Out DALTOPED® LITE PolyetherMaterial II-78Mizuno USA Introduces 9-Spike™ Advanced Classic Cleat Footwear II-79Under Armour Releases UA Spine RPM Range of Footwear II-79VF to Launch Vans LXVI Range of Athletic Footwear II-79Globalite Industries Rolls Out Globalite Range of Footwear II-79HEAD Releases HEAD Speed Pro Lite Tennis Shoe II-80Alberto Torresi Introduces New Men's Formal Footwear Collection II-80Nike Basketball Rolls Out Elite Series Lightweight Shoes II-80Sazzi Unveils New Toe Motion Footwear Range II-80Nike Launches Nike+ Training and Nike+ Basketball Digitally-Enhanced Footwear Ranges II-81Nike Unveils Nike Flyknit Lightweight Running Footwear for2012 Olympics II-81ECCO Golf Footwear Rolls Out 2012 Golf Shoe Collection for Men II-81adidas Introduces Adizero Primeknit Running Shoe II-81Saint and Libertine New York Introduces Ivy Kirzhner Women'sFootwear Range II-82Soft Star Shoes Rolls Out New Barefoot Shoes for Men, Womenand Older Children II-82adidas Introduces Predator® Lethal Zones Boot II-82Ahnu Footwear Unveils Yoga-Inspired Escape Collection FootwearRange II-82Teva® Unveils New Mountain Bike Shoe Range II-83UGG Launches Fall 2012 Men's Footwear Collection II-83Skechers Announces Relaxed Fit Footwear Roll Out II-83Converse Announces Launch of Exclusive Jack Purcell FootwearRange II-83adidas Unveils New adiZero Crazy Light Basketball Shoe II-84Tommy Hilfiger Introduces New Footwear Range II-84NIKE Introduces New High-Performance Footwear II-84Jordan Brand Unveils AIR JORDAN 2011 II-84Payless ShoeSource Launches ATR Basketball Shoes II-85Columbus Shoes Introduces Alien Shoes II-85URO Group Introduces Urenium Footwear II-8512. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-86Leading Manufacturers II-86adidas AG (Germany) II-86Reebok International (US) II-86ANTA Sports Products Limited (China) II-87ASICS (Japan) II-88Bata Shoe Organization (Switzerland) II-88Bata India Ltd. (India) II-89Power Athletics Limited (Canada) II-89Deckers Outdoor Corporation (US) II-89ECCO Sko A/S (Denmark) II-90Geox (Italy) II-90Gucci Group (Italy) II-91Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. (US) II-91LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. (US) II-91Nike Inc. (US) II-92Nine West Group Inc. (US) II-93Puma AG (Germany) II-93R.G. Barry Corporation (US) II-93Timberland LLC (US) II-94Vans, Inc. (US) II-94Weyco Group Inc. (US) II-95Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (US) II-95Leading Footwear Retailers II-96Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (US) II-96Foot Locker, Inc. (US) II-97Payless ShoeSource Inc. (US) II-97The Athlete's Foot Brands, LLC (US) II-97The Finish Line, Inc. (US) II-98The Sports Authority, Inc. (US) II-9813. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-99Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFootwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and LatinAmerica Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-99Table 21: World Historic Review for Footwear by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in MillionPairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-100Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Footwear by GeographicRegion - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFootwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and LatinAmerica Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-102Table 24: World Historic Review for Footwear by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-103Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Footwear by GeographicRegion - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104Product Segment by Unit Sales II-105Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forAthletic Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africaand Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105Table 27: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inMillion Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-106Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2013and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forAthletic Footwear by Product Segment - Aerobic, Baseball,Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis,Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure, and Others MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in MillionPairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-108Table 30: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear byProduct Segment - Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket,Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,Hockey, Athleisure, and Others Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales forAerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure,and Others Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-110Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forOutdoor/Rugged Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111Table 33: World Historic Review for Outdoor/Rugged Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inMillion Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-112Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for Outdoor/ RuggedFootwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of UnitSales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets forYears 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113Table 35: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forCasual Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africaand Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-114Table 36: World Historic Review for Casual Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inMillion Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-115Table 37: World 15-Year Perspective for Casual Footwear byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2013and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116Table 38: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forDress/Formal Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-117Table 39: World Historic Review for Dress/Formal Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inMillion Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-118Table 40: World 15-Year Perspective for Dress/Formal Footwearby Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004,2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119Product Segment by Value Sales II-120Table 41: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forAthletic Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africaand Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120Table 42: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-121Table 43: World 15-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004,2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122Table 44: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forAthletic Footwear by Product Segment - Aerobic, Baseball,Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis,Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure, and Others MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-123Table 45: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear byProduct Segment - Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket,Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,Hockey, Athleisure, and Others Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124Table 46: World 15-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forAerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure,and Others Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-125Table 47: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forOutdoor/Rugged Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126Table 48: World Historic Review for Outdoor/Rugged Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-127Table 49: World 15-Year Perspective for Outdoor/ RuggedFootwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of DollarSales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets forYears 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128Table 50: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forCasual Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africaand Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-129Table 51: World Historic Review for Casual Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-130Table 52: World 15-Year Perspective for Casual Footwear byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004,2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131Table 53: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forDress/Formal Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132Table 54: World Historic Review for Dress/Formal Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-133Table 55: World 15-Year Perspective for Dress/ Formal Footwearby Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Salesfor US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004,2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134Table 56: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFootwear Accessories by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africaand Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-135Table 57: World Historic Review for Footwear Accessories byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-136Table 58: World 15-Year Perspective for Footwear Accessoriesby Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Salesfor US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004,2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137III. MARKET1. THE UNITED STATES III-1A.Market Analysis III-1Market Overview III-1Casual Footwear - The Largest Category III-2Athletic Footwear - A Major Revenue Contributor III-2Table 59: US Footwear Import Trends by Value (2004 & 2012)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3Table 60: US Athletic Footwear Market (2012): PercentageShare Breakdown of Unit Sales by Age Group (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-4Running Shoes Lose the Race III-4Women's Footwear - A Promising Market III-4Table 61: Leading Players in the US Women's Footwear Market(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Company/Brand(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5Recession in Retrospect III-6Running Industry Skirts Recessionary Pressures III-6Competitive Landscape III-6Table 62: Leading Brands in the US Athletic Footwear Market(2013E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales forNike, Brand Jordan, Adidas, New Balance, Asics, and Others(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7Table 63: Leading Players in the US Lightweight FootwearMarket (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales forAdidas Group, Nike, Under Armour and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-8Table 64: Leading Players in the US Basketball FootwearMarket (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales forAdidas Group, Nike, Under Armour and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-8Table 65: Leading Brands in the US Casual Athletic FootwearMarket (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Nike,Adidas, Converse, Skechers, Puma and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-8Table 66: Leading Brands in the US Running AthleticFootwear Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Sales forNike, Adidas, Converse, Skechers, Puma and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-9Table 67: Leading Brands in the US Training AthleticFootwear Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Sales forNike, New Balance, Jordan, Reebok, Vibram Fivefingers andOthers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9Table 68: US Golf Footwear Market by Leading Players(2012): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Nike, Footjoy andAdidas (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9Favorable Trends Driving Market III-10Fitness and Health Consciousness Drive Footwear Sales III-10Growing Demand for Eco-Friendly Raw Materials III-10Industrial Footwear Safety Standards Sustain Footwear Demand III-10Product Innovations - Name of the Game III-10A 'Casual' Barge into Dress Footwear Market III-10Men Have Deeper Pockets for Footwear than Women III-11Marine Footwear: Cracking out of the 'Performance-only' Shell III-11Retail Dynamics III-12Footwear Distribution Channels III-12Internet Retailing Catch Up Momentum III-12Table 69: US Footwear Market by Distribution Channel (2004 &2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-13Offering Discounts - The New Marketing Mantra... III-13Retail Stats III-14Table 70: US Athletic Footwear Market by DistributionChannel (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales forSporting Goods Stores, Discount Stores, Specialty AthleticFootwear, Online, Department Stores, Family FootwearStores, Factory Outlet Stores, Specialty Sport Shops, andOthers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14Table 71: US Athletic Footwear Market by Leading Retailers(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for FootLocker Inc, Finish Line, Dick's Sporting Goods, NikeDirect, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14Table 72: US Leading Women's Footwear Brands Sold throughDepartment Stores (2012): Percentage Breakdown for UCG,Private Label, Coach, Nine West, Steve Madden, Clarks,Jessica Simpson and Others (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-15E-Sales of Athletic Footwear on the Up III-15Table 73: US Athletic Footwear Market (2012): PercentageShare Breakdown of E-Sales by Gender (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-15Table 74: Leading Players by Online Footwear Sales in theUS (2012) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16The Highway Showdown Catching Up III-16Trouble Continues for Footwear Wholesalers III-16Consumer Insights III-17Americans become Smart Consumers III-17Urban Consumers and Changing Social Standards - Driving Growth III-17Comfort and Image- Priorities of Baby Boomers' III-17Teenagers-The Retailers' Favorite III-18Kids become Decision-Makers III-18Minority Marketing- The New Game of Footwear Manufacturers... III-18Female Hispanic Population - An Emerging Market. III-19Table 75: US Population by Ethnic Origin/Race (2000 &2010): Breakdown for Whites, Blacks, Asians, and OtherRaces (in million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19Table 76: US Population by Ethnic Origin/ Race (2030E &2050E): Percentage Share Breakdown for Whites, Blacks,Asians, and Other Races (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-20Key Consumer Stats III-20Table 77: US Footwear Market (2012): Breakdown of AverageAnnual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Annual HouseholdIncome (In US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20Table 78: US Footwear Market (2012F): Breakdown of AverageAnnual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Age Group (In US$)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21Table 79: US Footwear Market by Consumer Group (2012):Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Women's Footwear,Men's Footwear, and Children's Footwear (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-21Table 80: US Footwear Market (2012): Breakdown of AverageAnnual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Ethnic Group (InUS$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22Table 81: US Footwear Market (2012): Breakdown of AverageAnnual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Region (In US$)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22The Advent of the Hip-Hop Culture- Gateway to LargeConsumer Base III-22Product Introductions/ Innovations III-23Strategic Corporate Developments III-35Key Players III-44B.Market Analytics III-53Table 82: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFootwear by Product Segment - Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball,Basketball, Cross- Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis,Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others), Outdoor/Rugged,Casual and Dress/Formal Footwear Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pairs forYears 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53Table 83: US Historic Review for Footwear by Product Segment -Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure andOthers), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/Formal FootwearMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inThousand Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-54Table 84: US 15-Year Perspective for Footwear by ProductSegment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Athletic(Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training, Soccer,Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others),Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/ Formal Footwear Marketsfor Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-55Table 85: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFootwear by Product Segment - Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball,Basketball, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis,Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others), Outdoor/Rugged,Casual, Dress/ Formal Footwear and Footwear AccessoriesMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-56Table 86: US Historic Review for Footwear by Product Segment -Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure andOthers), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/Formal Footwear andFootwear Accessories Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57Table 87: US 15-Year Perspective for Footwear by ProductSegment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Athletic(Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training, Soccer,Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others),Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/Formal Footwear and FootwearAccessories Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-582. CANADA III-59A.Market Analysis III-59Outlook III-59Demand for Athletic Shoes on the Up III-59Strategic Corporate Developments III-59Key Player Review III-60B.Market Analytics III-61Table 88: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysisfor Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic (Aerobic,Baseball, Basketball, Cross- Training, Soccer, Running,Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others),Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/ Formal Footwear MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ThousandPairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-61Table 89: Canadian Historic Review for Footwear by ProductSegment - Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball,Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,Athleisure and Others), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual andDress/Formal Footwear Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Thousand Pairs for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62Table 90: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Footwear byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales forAthletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure andOthers), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/Formal FootwearMarkets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-63Table 91: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysisfor Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic (Aerobic,Baseball, Basketball, Cross- Training, Soccer, Running,Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others),Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/ Formal Footwear and FootwearAccessories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-64Table 92: Canadian Historic Review for Footwear by ProductSegment - Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball,Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,Athleisure and Others), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/FormalFootwear and Footwear Accessories Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65Table 93: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Footwear byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forAthletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure andOthers), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/ Formal Footwear andFootwear Accessories Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-663. JAPAN III-67A.Market Analysis III-67Outlook III-67Market Overview III-67Children's Footwear Market Remains Buoyant III-67Comfort and Stylish Footwear: The Japanese Favorites III-67Competition III-68Strategic Corporate Development III-68Key Player III-68B.Market Analytics III-70Table 94: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysisfor Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic (Aerobic,Baseball, Basketball, Cross- Training, Soccer, Running,Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others),Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/ Formal Footwear MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ThousandPairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-70Table 95: Japanese Historic Review for Footwear by ProductSegment - Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball,Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,Athleisure and Others), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual andDress/Formal Footwear Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Thousand Pairs for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71Table 96: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Footwear byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales forAthletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure andOthers), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/Formal FootwearMarkets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes To order this report: Global Footwear Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01374899/Global-Footwear-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Footwear __________________________Contact Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001Intl: +1 339-368-6001 Consumer Discretionary Commodity Markets Japan Latin America
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Longtime Boulder Shop's Business Secret: Comfortable Shoes Plus Philanthropy Equal Success
In a year that included a major Boulder flood, the Pedestrian Shops was able to serve its community in ways that illustrate how a family-owned small sustainable business can give back, as recognized by Small Business Saturday each year. For 43 years the shoe stores have been there for Boulder with comfortable shoes and community service.
A Comfortable Shoes holiday tree like this one from 2012 will be raffled to Pedestrian Shops customers this Christmas to benefit Boulder's Meals on Wheels program.
Boulder, Colo. (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 wholesale tiffany jewelry As America honors its small businesses with Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30, Boulder’s Pedestrian Shops celebrate their longtime family-owned business's philanthropy, which along with selling the world's most comfortable brands of footwear has contributed to its success.tiffany & co
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    Pedestrian’s founder and President Richard Polk continues as board chair at The Dairy Center for the Arts and board member of the Colorado Chautauqua Association .
    Pedestrian's Vice President Lauren Polk Brown, Richard’s daughter, runs business operations for the Pedestrian Shops from her home in Columbia, Mo., serves Boulder’s Meals on Wheels and its downtown Festival of Trees, and volunteers in Columbia at The Mustard Seed, a nonprofit supporting free trade.
    Younger daughter Zoe Polk, a recent graduate of DePaul University, has rejoined Pedestrian in Boulder as its operations manager and volunteers with Imagine!
Through direct support, ranging from gift card donations for elementary school fundraisers to helping when a 1,000-year rain and damaging floods hit Boulder in September:
    Initially Pedestrian donated four dozen pairs of shoes through the Bridge House for people who were homeless and needed dry shoes immediately.
    Then, as it became clear that more people were in need, Pedestrian solicited help from its shoe company suppliers. Hundreds of pairs of shoes were delivered to the Boulder Flood Disaster Assistance Center (FEMA, the Red Cross and A Precious Child), donated by companies including Teva, a company with heritage in the creeks and rivers that were flooding, and Naot, which donated 150 pairs from Israel. Additionally, reps from other shoe companies sent samples to donate.
    Meanwhile, Pedestrian continues to support the community through donating hundreds of gift cards to neighborhood schools and other charity fundraisers each year.
Through imagination-grabbing projects demonstrating that philanthropy can be an ongoing part of a small business model, addressing real community needs and benefiting both the community and the family business:    
    This holiday season, for the seventh consecutive year, the Pedestrian Shops are again supporting Meals on Wheels of Boulder by participating in its Festival of Trees, raffling a holiday Comfortable Shoe Tree surrounded by thousands of dollars worth of footwear, socks, and accessories. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each on the Meals on Wheels website, beginning Nov. 24. The tree's lucky winner will be able to choose any shoe style from Pedestrian's inventory, from each brand represented on the tree. Their winnings will include shoes from Dansko, Keen, Haflinger, Merrell, Wolky, Ecco, Acorn, Saucony, Kalso Earth, Cobb Hill, Sperry, Tsubo , UGG, New Balance, Birkenstock , Chaco, Sorel, Columbia, Teva, & Patagonia, as well as socks, handbags and accessories, and apparel items from Columbia Sportswear. "It’s really fun to have this beautiful tree, overflowing with comfortable shoes, in the middle of our store," said Richard Polk. The Pedestrian Shops' tree can be viewed at their Downtown location at 1425 Pearl St., and many downtown merchants also participate in the Festival. Meals on Wheels will hold the drawing for each tree on Dec. 19.
    Pedestrian Shops’ annual Thanksgiving shoe drive collects footwear donations for the Deacon's Closet at First Presbyterian Church and other local assistance organizations. Customers may bring donations of new or slightly used shoes to either Pedestrian location between Friday, Nov. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 10. Customers who donate shoes will receive a 10% discount on a purchase; however, a purchase is never required. Customers may use the discount to stock up on the Pedestrian’s most popular styles, such as the Dansko Professional clog or a warm Columbia jacket. This shoe drive is Pedestrian’s 49th. Another is held each April to celebrate Earth Day. More than 35,000 pairs of shoes have been collected for reuse by people in need.
    Other recent projects include handing out thousands of pieces of candy to trick-or-treaters at Munchkin Madness in downtown Boulder each Halloween, and collaborating with Patagonia Footwear as part of its Advocate Weeks to benefit Boulder’s Growing Gardens and the Center for Resource Conservation.
The Pedestrian Shops began doing business in Boulder shortly after the first Earth Day in 1970. The first shop was in a repurposed 1950s bookmobile. Its first bricks and mortar location opened in 1971 in downtown Boulder. Tales of the humble beginnings include its first store fixtures, carved from tree trunks, which required daily spraying for ants. Today, 43 years later, The Pedestrian is widely regarded as one of the world's leading retailers of comfortable shoes, operating two Boulder stores and a website, http://www.comfortableshoes.com .wholesale tiffany jewelry
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NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Footwear Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01374899/Global-Footwear-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Footwear This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Footwear in US$ Million and Million Pairs by the following Product Categories/Segments: Athletic Footwear (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure, & Others), Outdoor/Rugged Footwear, Casual Footwear, Dress/Formal Footwear, and Footwear Accessories. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 587 companies including leading manufacturers such as -adidas AGReebok InternationalANTA Sports Products LimitedASICSBata Shoe OrganizationBata India Ltd.Power Athletics LimitedI. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3Athletic Footwear I-4Aerobic Shoes I-4Athleisure Footwear I-4Baseball Footwear I-4Basketball Footwear I-4Cricket Footwear I-4Cross-Training I-4Running Shoes I-5Soccer Shoes I-5Tennis Shoes I-5Walking Shoes I-5Hiking Shoes I-5Other Athletic Footwear I-5Outdoor/Rugged Footwear I-5Casual Footwear I-6Dress/Formal Footwear I-6Footwear Accessories I-6Socks I-6Insoles I-6Gaiters I-6II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY1. GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW & ANALYSIS II-1Footwear Industry - A Prelude II-1Outlook II-2Volume Analysis II-2Value Analysis II-2Branded Footwear Market - An Overview II-2Rift between Production and Consumption Narrows II-3Recession and Beyond II-3Year 2012 in Review II-4Near-Term prospects II-5Europe -Spending Remains Subdued II-5Developing Markets On the Radar II-6Chinese Retail Footwear Sector Awaits Turnaround II-6Footwear Companies Turn to Economic Production Strategies II-7Companies Eye Other Outsourcing Destinations Beyond China II-8Table 1: Nike's Footwear Sourcing Mix by Country: 2006-2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9Table 2: adidas Footwear Sourcing by Country: 2012 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-9Proximity Playing A Key Role for Setting-Up ManufacturingOperations II-9Asia Gearing Up to Uphold Position as Largest Production Base II-10Cross Industry Forays Rife II-102. NON-ATHELETIC FOOTWEAR - NOTEWORTHY TRENDS II-11Eco-Friendly Footwear - Future Directions II-11Emergence of New Design Themes II-11Moving in Line with Changing Fashion Trends II-11Men's Shoes - Making a Style Statement II-12Fashion and Comfort - Top on Women's Shopping List II-12Multifunctional Shoes Gain Popularity II-12Innovations in Footwear Components II-13Luxury Footwear Industry - Recession Proof or Not!! II-13Affordable Luxury - Not just an Oxymoron in Footwear Space II-14Luxury Footwear Designers Gain Traction II-14Increasing Popularity of Private Labels II-15Outdoor Footwear Gets Diversified II-163. SCANNING THE ATHELETIC FOOTWEAR TRENDS II-17Athletic Footwear - A Gift for All Occasions II-17Riding High on Basketball II-17Running Shoes Sprint on Advanced Footwear Technology II-17Growing Sophistication of Manufacturing Technologies II-18Opportunities Rife for New Players in Running Shoes Segment II-18Shifting Focus from Minimalist to Lightweight Running Shoes II-19The Smaller the Better: Launching Super-lightweight Trainers II-19Trail Running Footwear Pick Pace II-20Move towards Natural Motion II-20Trekking Shoes - Going on an Uphill Journey II-20Cross Trainers - Increasingly Designed for Outdoor Wear... II-20Move Towards Unconventional Brand Names... II-21Shifting Brand Loyalty - A Major Concern! II-214. COMPETITION II-22Casual Footwear Market II-22Table 3: Global Casual Footwear Market (2012): PercentageBreakdown of Sales by Leading Players (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-22Table 4: Global Outdoor Footwear Market (2012): PercentageBreakdown of Sales by Leading Players (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-23Competition in the Atheletic Footwear Segment II-23Table 5: Global Athletic Footwear Market (2012): PercentageBreakdown of Sales by Leading Players(includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-24Nike - Going Strong II-24Adidas - The Closest Competitor II-25Puma Narrows Production II-25Under Armour Spikes Up Among New Entrants II-25Table 6: Under Armour's Market Share Trends in the RunningFootwear Market (2011-2012) (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-252012: Mixed Player Reactions Across the Globe II-265. INDUSTRY PROFILE II-28Production Scenario II-28Table 7: Footwear Production by Geographic Region (2012):Percentage Breakdown by Volume for Asia, South America,Africa, Europe, North America and Oceania (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-28Table 8: Leading Manufacturing Nations in Global FootwearMarket (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of VolumeProduction by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29Reviewing the Outsourcing Phenomenon II-29Table 9: High-End Footwear Production Volume Trends forItaly, Spain and Europe (2004-2012) (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-29Footwear Consumption: Characterized by Dynamism II-30Table 10: Global Footwear Market (2013E): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Volume Consumption by Region (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-30Table 11: Leading Regional Markets for Footwear by Per capitaConsumption (2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30Export Landscape II-30Table 12: Global Footwear Exports (2012): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Export Volume by Geographic Region (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-31China: The Dominating Export Power-House II-31Table 13: Global Footwear Exports (2012): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Export Volume by Country (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-31Table 14: Global Footwear Exports (2011): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Export Value by Country (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-32Pricing Trends II-32Table 15: Average Export Price (in US$) in Leading FootwearExporting Companies for the Year 2011 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-33Table 16: Global Exports by Type of footwear (2011):Percentage Breakdown for Rubber and Plastic, Leather,Textile and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33Global Import Scenario II-33Table 17: Average Import Price (in US$) in Leading FootwearImporting Nations for Year 2012 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-34Table 18: Global Footwear Imports (2012): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Import Volume by Country (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-34Table 19: Global Footwear Imports (2012): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Import Value by Country (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-356. ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR - A BRIEF MARKET SCAN II-36Fashion-Statements Override Brand Aspirations II-36Supply Factors II-37Pricing - A Marketing Tool for Athletic Footwear Chains II-37Short Lead Times Spell Success in a Dynamic Market II-37In a Mature Phase... II-37Threats to the Athletic Footwear Segment? II-38Licensing Needs a Shot in the Arm II-38Female Footwear Market - An Aggressive Growth Segment... II-39Online Sales Pick up Pace II-397. CONSUMER INSIGHTS II-40Consumerism in the 21st Century II-40Forces Shaping Consumerism II-40Time - A Rare Commodity II-40Freedom - The Prized Possession II-40Meeting the Evolving LifeStyles II-40Battle Between the Body and Soul II-41Advent of a Global Network II-41Price and Comfort - The Eternal Favorites II-41Caught in the Rip Van Winkle Act II-41Branding - What the Consumer Looks for II-42Female Footwear Market II-42The Replacement Issue II-42The Teen Market II-43Kids - The Retailers' New Favorites II-43Baby Boomers - Changing Priorities II-438. RETAIL ENVIRONMENT II-44Logistics II-44Retailers Under Pressure II-44Small Shops - The Most Favored Targets II-45Investment Areas for Retailers in the 21st Century II-45Shelf Presence II-46'Space Lifting' Footwear Retailing II-46E- Commerce - Evolving as a Vibrant Medium II-47'Proactive' Merchandising In-Store Garners Momentum II-47Point-of-Sale Data - Understanding the Needs of the Consumer.... II-47Huge Discounting II-47Co-Branding - Crucial for the Success of P-O-P Displays? II-48Manufacturers Evolving too II-489. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-49History of Footwear II-49Moccasin II-49Sandal II-49Boot II-49Clog II-49Mule II-50Pumps II-50Oxford II-50Footwear Style & Fashion II-50Sneakers II-50Product Definitions II-51Athletic Footwear II-51Components of Athletic Footwear II-51Upper II-51Midsole II-51Insert II-51Outsole II-52Aerobic Shoes II-52Athleisure Footwear II-52Baseball Footwear II-52Basketball Footwear II-52Cricket Footwear II-52Cross-Training II-52Running Shoes II-53Soccer Shoes II-53Tennis Shoes II-53Walking Shoes II-53Hiking Shoes II-53Other Athletic Footwear II-53Outdoor/Rugged Footwear II-53Trekking and Walking Boots II-543-4 Season Boots II-543 Season Boots II-54Mountaineering Boots II-54Backpacking Boots II-54Hiking Boots II-54Approach Shoes II-54Technical Shoes II-55Casual Footwear II-55Dress/Formal Footwear II-55Footwear Accessories II-56Socks II-56Insoles II-56Gaiters II-5610. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-57Foot Locker Acquires Runners Point Group II-57Implus Takes over Penguin Brands Assets II-57E.Land with K-Swiss Inc. Acquires OTZ Shoes II-57Galaxy Brand Acquires Nevados and Avia from Brown Shoe II-57Justin Brands Inc. Acquires Highland Shoe II-58K-Swiss Merges with E. Land World II-58Future Ventures Acquires 33% Share in Tresmode II-58Deckers Outdoor Takes Over Hoka One One II-58Apax Partners Acquires Cole Haan II-58Sequential Brands Group Completes Acquisition of Heelys II-59Vida Shoes International Takes Over Andre Assous II-59Eland Group Purchases K-Swiss II-59Shoon to Take Over Footwear Business of Jane Shilton II-59Mills Halifax to Take Over Kick Ass Shoes II-59Brown Shoe to Open Famous Footwear Chain in Canada II-60ShoeDazzle® and JustFab® Merge II-60OJSC BTC Group Acquires Majority Stake in Salsk-obuv II-60OrthoLite and Oliberté Enter into Partnership II-60bebe Stores and ALDO Product Services Sign Licensing Agreement II-60Aeropostale Takes Over GoJane II-61Intersport Takes Over The Athlete's Foot II-61Wolverine Worldwide, Blum Capital and Golden Gate CapitalTogether Acquire Collective Brands II-61Weisfeld Group and Anthony L&S Footwear Acquire Iconic EtonicWorldwide from Lotto Sport Italia II-61INA International Acquires Golden Viking Sports II-62Zumiez Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Blue Tomato II-62William Lamb Merges with Rushton Ablett II-62New Balance Inks License Agreement with Black Box Distribution II-62GE Enters into Collaboration with VEGAM II-63O'Neill and Bos Group Ink New Footwear License Agreement II-63Wolverine Worldwide and Tata International Form Joint Venture II-63Kigo Footwear Enters into Partnership with Soles4Souls and PLUS II-63A2b Fulfillment Enters into Partnership with Kigo Footwear II-64PEI Licensing and Shoe Confession Ink Exclusive License Agreement II-64RSG Acquires Stores of Run On! II-64Aeropostale Takes Over GoJane II-64Apax Partners Inks Definitive Agreement to Takeover Cole Haan II-65Iconix Brand Group Takes Over Umbro from NIKE II-65Sequential Brands to Takeover Heelys II-65Zumiez Inks Definitive Purchase Agreement to Takeover Blue Tomato II-65Sequential Brands Group Inks Definitive Agreement to Take OverDVS Brand II-66ABC-Mart and LaCrosse Footwear Sign Definitive Agreement II-66IIC-Intersport International Inks Agreement to Take OverAthlete's Foot Franchising II-66Deckers Outdoor Announces Investment in Hoka One One II-66Macy's and Finish Line Ink Agreement II-67Ferrari Extends Partnership with PUMA II-67R.G. Barry Acquires Foot Petals II-67VF Takes Over Timberland II-67Bakers Footwear Group and Steven Madden Ink Trademark Sale andLicense Agreement II-68Grace Group Inks LOI with Unión Del Cuero y Del Calzado de Cuba II-68Collective Brands and Lew Footwear Holdings Ink Agreement II-68Finish Line Takes Over Assets of 18-Store Specialty Running Chain II-6811. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/DEVELOPMENTS II-69adidas Unveils Springblade Running Shoe II-69Orthotic Shop Rolls Out Fall 3013 Footwear Collection II-69Cat Footwear Launches Liberty Work Boot II-69adidas Rolls Out adizero f50 Premium Pack II-69adidas Launches New Adizero f50 Messi Football Boots II-69adidas Rolls Out adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade Shoe II-69adidas by Stella Mccartney Unveils Struthio BOOST Shoe II-70Ahnu® Launches New Sugarpine Hiking Boot Collection II-70MOZO® Shoes Launches New Footwear Lines II-70MOZO® Shoes Rolls Out Natural Collection of Contemporary Shoes II-70The Quorum Group Unveils Skora "Real Running" Shoe Brand inthe Philippines II-70Pearl Izumi Introduces Project E: Motion Running Footwear II-71PROSPECS Introduces Technical Athletic Footwear II-71adidas Launches Innovative Energy Boost Running Shoes II-71Ektio Introduces The Breakaway Shoes II-72Asics America Unveils Range for Athletic Training Footwear II-72Finish Line and Sean John Introduce Casual Athletic FootwearRange II-73Nike Introduces Nike Free Hyperfeel and Nike Free FlyknitRunning Shoes II-73Yuvastyle Introduces Bacca Bucci India II-73Weinbrenner Shoe to Reintroduce Wood N' Stream Outdoor Footwear II-74Nike Golf Develops Free-Inspired Nike FI Impact Sportswear forWomen II-74adidas Introduces adizero Crazy Light 3 Basketball Shoes II-74Athletic Propulsion Labs® Basketball Shoes II-74Rocky Brands Unleashes Rocky 4EurSole Healthcare Footwear II-75Paul Evans Launches New Luxury Footwear II-76Mark Lemp Footwear Unleashes Rose Petals by Walking Cradles®Dress Footwear II-76New England Footwear Introduces New GoLite Collections II-76Nike Introduces New Lunaraccelerate and Lunardominate CricketShoes II-76Puma Unveils Mobium Elite Shoe II-77Newton Running to Introduce BoCo AT Trail Running Shoe II-77Newton Running Introduces EnergyNR Running Shoes II-77Zamshu Unveils Kaleza Z-12 Football Boots II-78Dawgs Footwear to Unveil the Latest Loudmouth® LicensedFootwear Range II-78Nike Introduces Studio Wrap Footwear for Yoga II-78Huntsman International Rolls Out DALTOPED® LITE PolyetherMaterial II-78Mizuno USA Introduces 9-Spike™ Advanced Classic Cleat Footwear II-79Under Armour Releases UA Spine RPM Range of Footwear II-79VF to Launch Vans LXVI Range of Athletic Footwear II-79Globalite Industries Rolls Out Globalite Range of Footwear II-79HEAD Releases HEAD Speed Pro Lite Tennis Shoe II-80Alberto Torresi Introduces New Men's Formal Footwear Collection II-80Nike Basketball Rolls Out Elite Series Lightweight Shoes II-80Sazzi Unveils New Toe Motion Footwear Range II-80Nike Launches Nike+ Training and Nike+ Basketball Digitally-Enhanced Footwear Ranges II-81Nike Unveils Nike Flyknit Lightweight Running Footwear for2012 Olympics II-81ECCO Golf Footwear Rolls Out 2012 Golf Shoe Collection for Men II-81adidas Introduces Adizero Primeknit Running Shoe II-81Saint and Libertine New York Introduces Ivy Kirzhner Women'sFootwear Range II-82Soft Star Shoes Rolls Out New Barefoot Shoes for Men, Womenand Older Children II-82adidas Introduces Predator® Lethal Zones Boot II-82Ahnu Footwear Unveils Yoga-Inspired Escape Collection FootwearRange II-82Teva® Unveils New Mountain Bike Shoe Range II-83UGG Launches Fall 2012 Men's Footwear Collection II-83Skechers Announces Relaxed Fit Footwear Roll Out II-83Converse Announces Launch of Exclusive Jack Purcell FootwearRange II-83adidas Unveils New adiZero Crazy Light Basketball Shoe II-84Tommy Hilfiger Introduces New Footwear Range II-84NIKE Introduces New High-Performance Footwear II-84Jordan Brand Unveils AIR JORDAN 2011 II-84Payless ShoeSource Launches ATR Basketball Shoes II-85Columbus Shoes Introduces Alien Shoes II-85URO Group Introduces Urenium Footwear II-8512. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-86Leading Manufacturers II-86adidas AG (Germany) II-86Reebok International (US) II-86ANTA Sports Products Limited (China) II-87ASICS (Japan) II-88Bata Shoe Organization (Switzerland) II-88Bata India Ltd. (India) II-89Power Athletics Limited (Canada) II-89Deckers Outdoor Corporation (US) II-89ECCO Sko A/S (Denmark) II-90Geox (Italy) II-90Gucci Group (Italy) II-91Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc. (US) II-91LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. (US) II-91Nike Inc. (US) II-92Nine West Group Inc. (US) II-93Puma AG (Germany) II-93R.G. Barry Corporation (US) II-93Timberland LLC (US) II-94Vans, Inc. (US) II-94Weyco Group Inc. (US) II-95Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (US) II-95Leading Footwear Retailers II-96Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (US) II-96Foot Locker, Inc. (US) II-97Payless ShoeSource Inc. (US) II-97The Athlete's Foot Brands, LLC (US) II-97The Finish Line, Inc. (US) II-98The Sports Authority, Inc. (US) II-9813. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-99Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFootwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and LatinAmerica Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-99Table 21: World Historic Review for Footwear by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in MillionPairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-100Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Footwear by GeographicRegion - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFootwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and LatinAmerica Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-102Table 24: World Historic Review for Footwear by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-103Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Footwear by GeographicRegion - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104Product Segment by Unit Sales II-105Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forAthletic Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africaand Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105Table 27: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inMillion Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-106Table 28: World 15-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2013and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forAthletic Footwear by Product Segment - Aerobic, Baseball,Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis,Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure, and Others MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in MillionPairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-108Table 30: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear byProduct Segment - Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket,Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,Hockey, Athleisure, and Others Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales forAerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure,and Others Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-110Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forOutdoor/Rugged Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111Table 33: World Historic Review for Outdoor/Rugged Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inMillion Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-112Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for Outdoor/ RuggedFootwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of UnitSales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets forYears 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113Table 35: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forCasual Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africaand Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-114Table 36: World Historic Review for Casual Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inMillion Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-115Table 37: World 15-Year Perspective for Casual Footwear byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004, 2013and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116Table 38: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forDress/Formal Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Million Pairs for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-117Table 39: World Historic Review for Dress/Formal Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inMillion Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-118Table 40: World 15-Year Perspective for Dress/Formal Footwearby Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004,2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119Product Segment by Value Sales II-120Table 41: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forAthletic Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africaand Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120Table 42: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-121Table 43: World 15-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004,2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122Table 44: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forAthletic Footwear by Product Segment - Aerobic, Baseball,Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis,Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure, and Others MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-123Table 45: World Historic Review for Athletic Footwear byProduct Segment - Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket,Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,Hockey, Athleisure, and Others Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124Table 46: World 15-Year Perspective for Athletic Footwear byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forAerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Hockey, Athleisure,and Others Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-125Table 47: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forOutdoor/Rugged Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126Table 48: World Historic Review for Outdoor/Rugged Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-127Table 49: World 15-Year Perspective for Outdoor/ RuggedFootwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of DollarSales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets forYears 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128Table 50: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forCasual Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africaand Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-129Table 51: World Historic Review for Casual Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-130Table 52: World 15-Year Perspective for Casual Footwear byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004,2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131Table 53: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forDress/Formal Footwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132Table 54: World Historic Review for Dress/Formal Footwear byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-133Table 55: World 15-Year Perspective for Dress/ Formal Footwearby Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Salesfor US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004,2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134Table 56: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFootwear Accessories by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africaand Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-135Table 57: World Historic Review for Footwear Accessories byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericaMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-136Table 58: World 15-Year Perspective for Footwear Accessoriesby Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Salesfor US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin America Markets for Years 2004,2013 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137III. MARKET1. THE UNITED STATES III-1A.Market Analysis III-1Market Overview III-1Casual Footwear - The Largest Category III-2Athletic Footwear - A Major Revenue Contributor III-2Table 59: US Footwear Import Trends by Value (2004 & 2012)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3Table 60: US Athletic Footwear Market (2012): PercentageShare Breakdown of Unit Sales by Age Group (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-4Running Shoes Lose the Race III-4Women's Footwear - A Promising Market III-4Table 61: Leading Players in the US Women's Footwear Market(2011): Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Company/Brand(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5Recession in Retrospect III-6Running Industry Skirts Recessionary Pressures III-6Competitive Landscape III-6Table 62: Leading Brands in the US Athletic Footwear Market(2013E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales forNike, Brand Jordan, Adidas, New Balance, Asics, and Others(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7Table 63: Leading Players in the US Lightweight FootwearMarket (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales forAdidas Group, Nike, Under Armour and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-8Table 64: Leading Players in the US Basketball FootwearMarket (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales forAdidas Group, Nike, Under Armour and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-8Table 65: Leading Brands in the US Casual Athletic FootwearMarket (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Nike,Adidas, Converse, Skechers, Puma and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-8Table 66: Leading Brands in the US Running AthleticFootwear Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Sales forNike, Adidas, Converse, Skechers, Puma and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-9Table 67: Leading Brands in the US Training AthleticFootwear Market (2012): Percentage Breakdown of Sales forNike, New Balance, Jordan, Reebok, Vibram Fivefingers andOthers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9Table 68: US Golf Footwear Market by Leading Players(2012): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Nike, Footjoy andAdidas (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9Favorable Trends Driving Market III-10Fitness and Health Consciousness Drive Footwear Sales III-10Growing Demand for Eco-Friendly Raw Materials III-10Industrial Footwear Safety Standards Sustain Footwear Demand III-10Product Innovations - Name of the Game III-10A 'Casual' Barge into Dress Footwear Market III-10Men Have Deeper Pockets for Footwear than Women III-11Marine Footwear: Cracking out of the 'Performance-only' Shell III-11Retail Dynamics III-12Footwear Distribution Channels III-12Internet Retailing Catch Up Momentum III-12Table 69: US Footwear Market by Distribution Channel (2004 &2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-13Offering Discounts - The New Marketing Mantra... III-13Retail Stats III-14Table 70: US Athletic Footwear Market by DistributionChannel (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales forSporting Goods Stores, Discount Stores, Specialty AthleticFootwear, Online, Department Stores, Family FootwearStores, Factory Outlet Stores, Specialty Sport Shops, andOthers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14Table 71: US Athletic Footwear Market by Leading Retailers(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for FootLocker Inc, Finish Line, Dick's Sporting Goods, NikeDirect, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14Table 72: US Leading Women's Footwear Brands Sold throughDepartment Stores (2012): Percentage Breakdown for UCG,Private Label, Coach, Nine West, Steve Madden, Clarks,Jessica Simpson and Others (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-15E-Sales of Athletic Footwear on the Up III-15Table 73: US Athletic Footwear Market (2012): PercentageShare Breakdown of E-Sales by Gender (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-15Table 74: Leading Players by Online Footwear Sales in theUS (2012) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16The Highway Showdown Catching Up III-16Trouble Continues for Footwear Wholesalers III-16Consumer Insights III-17Americans become Smart Consumers III-17Urban Consumers and Changing Social Standards - Driving Growth III-17Comfort and Image- Priorities of Baby Boomers' III-17Teenagers-The Retailers' Favorite III-18Kids become Decision-Makers III-18Minority Marketing- The New Game of Footwear Manufacturers... III-18Female Hispanic Population - An Emerging Market. III-19Table 75: US Population by Ethnic Origin/Race (2000 &2010): Breakdown for Whites, Blacks, Asians, and OtherRaces (in million) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19Table 76: US Population by Ethnic Origin/ Race (2030E &2050E): Percentage Share Breakdown for Whites, Blacks,Asians, and Other Races (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-20Key Consumer Stats III-20Table 77: US Footwear Market (2012): Breakdown of AverageAnnual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Annual HouseholdIncome (In US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20Table 78: US Footwear Market (2012F): Breakdown of AverageAnnual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Age Group (In US$)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21Table 79: US Footwear Market by Consumer Group (2012):Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Women's Footwear,Men's Footwear, and Children's Footwear (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-21Table 80: US Footwear Market (2012): Breakdown of AverageAnnual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Ethnic Group (InUS$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22Table 81: US Footwear Market (2012): Breakdown of AverageAnnual Per Capita Spends on Footwear by Region (In US$)(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22The Advent of the Hip-Hop Culture- Gateway to LargeConsumer Base III-22Product Introductions/ Innovations III-23Strategic Corporate Developments III-35Key Players III-44B.Market Analytics III-53Table 82: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFootwear by Product Segment - Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball,Basketball, Cross- Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis,Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others), Outdoor/Rugged,Casual and Dress/Formal Footwear Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pairs forYears 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53Table 83: US Historic Review for Footwear by Product Segment -Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure andOthers), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/Formal FootwearMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inThousand Pairs for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-54Table 84: US 15-Year Perspective for Footwear by ProductSegment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Athletic(Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training, Soccer,Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others),Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/ Formal Footwear Marketsfor Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-55Table 85: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forFootwear by Product Segment - Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball,Basketball, Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis,Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others), Outdoor/Rugged,Casual, Dress/ Formal Footwear and Footwear AccessoriesMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inUS$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-56Table 86: US Historic Review for Footwear by Product Segment -Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure andOthers), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/Formal Footwear andFootwear Accessories Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57Table 87: US 15-Year Perspective for Footwear by ProductSegment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Athletic(Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training, Soccer,Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others),Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/Formal Footwear and FootwearAccessories Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-582. CANADA III-59A.Market Analysis III-59Outlook III-59Demand for Athletic Shoes on the Up III-59Strategic Corporate Developments III-59Key Player Review III-60B.Market Analytics III-61Table 88: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysisfor Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic (Aerobic,Baseball, Basketball, Cross- Training, Soccer, Running,Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others),Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/ Formal Footwear MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ThousandPairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-61Table 89: Canadian Historic Review for Footwear by ProductSegment - Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball,Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,Athleisure and Others), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual andDress/Formal Footwear Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Thousand Pairs for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62Table 90: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Footwear byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales forAthletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure andOthers), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/Formal FootwearMarkets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-63Table 91: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysisfor Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic (Aerobic,Baseball, Basketball, Cross- Training, Soccer, Running,Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others),Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/ Formal Footwear and FootwearAccessories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual SalesFigures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-64Table 92: Canadian Historic Review for Footwear by ProductSegment - Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball,Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,Athleisure and Others), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/FormalFootwear and Footwear Accessories Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65Table 93: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Footwear byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales forAthletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure andOthers), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual, Dress/ Formal Footwear andFootwear Accessories Markets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-663. JAPAN III-67A.Market Analysis III-67Outlook III-67Market Overview III-67Children's Footwear Market Remains Buoyant III-67Comfort and Stylish Footwear: The Japanese Favorites III-67Competition III-68Strategic Corporate Development III-68Key Player III-68B.Market Analytics III-70Table 94: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysisfor Footwear by Product Segment - Athletic (Aerobic,Baseball, Basketball, Cross- Training, Soccer, Running,Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure and Others),Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/ Formal Footwear MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in ThousandPairs for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-70Table 95: Japanese Historic Review for Footwear by ProductSegment - Athletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball,Cross-Training, Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking,Athleisure and Others), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual andDress/Formal Footwear Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Thousand Pairs for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71Table 96: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Footwear byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales forAthletic (Aerobic, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Training,Soccer, Running, Tennis, Walking, Hiking, Athleisure andOthers), Outdoor/Rugged, Casual and Dress/Formal FootwearMarkets for Years 2004, 2013 and 2018 (includes To order this report: Global Footwear Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01374899/Global-Footwear-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Footwear __________________________Contact Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001Intl: +1 339-368-6001 Consumer Discretionary Commodity Markets Japan Latin America
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Often when a newspaper tries to rate the top local news events of a just-passed year, it's a difficult decision to identify the biggest story.But when it came to 2013 in the Black Hills, it's truly a no-brainer: the Oct. 4 blizzard is tops by a wide margin.Other news events and issues were clear contenders for the Top 10 — the temporary shuttering of Mount Rushmore, the crash of a B-1 bomber from Ellsworth Air Force Base, a vote to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.But in terms of wide-spread impact on our lives, our livelihoods and the daily functioning of the entire region, the surprising early season blizzard that enveloped the area on Oct. 4-5 was far and away the top story.Here then, based on an informal survey of Rapid City Journal news employees, are what we saw as the Top 10 local news stories of 2013.1. October blizzardA forecast for a few inches of snow in early October did not accurately foretell what would become a record-setting fall blizzard that dumped several feet of snow on the region and brought daily life to a standstill. Though only three deaths were attributed directly to the storm, the massive drifts of wet, heavy snow shut off power, blocked transportation and devastated commerce.The impacts were severe: hundreds had to be rescued from stranded cars or cut-off homes; ranchers lost more than 21,000 cattle; local governments spent millions on equipment and overtime costs; thousands of residents saw beloved trees felled.But the blizzard that took days to clean up also revealed the depth of spirit of the region. Ranchers from a multi-state area donated cattle to help their brethren; over $3 million was raised in a local relief fund; and neighbors helped neighbors survive and then, for weeks after, to clean up and recover. Other major weather events included a May snowstorm and a deep freeze in December.2. Mount Rushmore shuttered; Ellsworth idledSouth Dakota's most iconic attraction, Mount Rushmore National Memorial south of Rapid City, closed completely for two weeks in October during a partial federal government shutdown that affected federal facilities and employees across the nation.A political stand off in Washington furloughed thousands of federal workers, including those at Rushmore, the region's largest tourism-related revenue generator. The shutdown also led to the grounding of B1s and furlough of 427 civilian employees at Ellsworth Air Force Base, as well as the idling of 550 National Guard employees. Private groups eventually paid to re-open Rushmore for a few days before the government shutdown ended after 16 days.3. Pine Ridge OKs alcohol use, salesIn August, members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe voted by a narrow margin to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the state's last dry reservation. On a vote of 1,843 to 1,683, tribal members gave their blessing to a measure to open up the reservation to legal alcohol possession, consumption and sales at tribal-sanctioned stores. The close vote was preceded by vigorous debate.The tribe has some of the highest rates of alcoholism in Indian Country and alcoholism is often connected with the high rate of domestic abuse, suicide, birth defects, and violent crime on the reservation. In the lead-up to the referendum, put forth by the tribal council, supporters argued that regulating and selling alcohol would generate money for treatment centers and programs.4. Ellsworth bomber crashes in MontanaNo one died but a nearly $300-million jet was a total loss when a B-1 Lancer on a training flight out of Ellsworth Air Force Base crashed Aug. 19 in rural Montana.All four crew members ejected and suffered only minor injuries in the crash that destroyed the plane and left a big black crater in ranch land near Broadus. An investigation into the crash is continuing.5. Road work snarls city trafficRapid City drivers were inconvenienced for much of the year due to major rebuilding projects along two major corridors on opposite ends of town. The $16.8 million reconstruction of Jackson Boulevard may have been the most intrusive, closing lanes and hampering business and residential entryways from April through the end of the year. Project completion is targeted for late June. The busy Sheridan Lake Road intersection was closed for quite a while as part of the project.Meanwhile, north side residents and businesses had their hands full with the seemingly endless rebuilding of East North Street. That $5.5-million project has been done in phases and should be complete in May. Until then, though, the main road through the North Rapid business district has been a mess for months, with tricky ingress and egress, and detours of the Lacrosse Street intersection.6. Wounded Knee site put up for saleThe site of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre came into the news throughout 2013. In early February, James A. Czywczynski and his family, who own land at the massacre site, offered to sell the land to the Oglala Sioux for $3.9 million. Tribal officials wanted the land returned but were outraged by the high price tag. In September, Czywczynski announced he was negotiating with other buyers, but no sale has taken place yet.Meanwhile, Oglala Sioux Tribe members marked the 40th anniversary of the 1973 stand-off at the historic Wounded Knee site with marches, chants and honorary gunfire. Events throughout the day on Feb. 27 recalled how 40 years ago, Native American activists faced off for 71 days in a sometimes violent confrontation with federal and regional authorities. The ceremonies pointed out the challenges tribal members still face in terms of poverty, a lack of health care and social problems.7. College president changesAll three local colleges — South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Black Hills State University and the University Center in Rapid City — made news in terms of leadership in 2013.The School of Mines made the biggest news when in April it announced that former New Mexico congresswoman Heather Wilson would become the college's new president. Wilson followed Robert Wharton, who died unexpectedly in September 2012.Meanwhile, BHSU President Kay Shallenkamp announced in October that she will retire at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Shallenkamp has been president since 2006; Board of Regents officials said top candidates to replace her will be named by spring.Finally, the University Center in Rapid City saw a leadership change in 2013. In mid-August, Dean Craig Johnson was fired when a felony conviction related to misappropriated funds in a previous job came to light. In November, Gene Bilodeau of the Colorado Northwestern Community College system was hired to be director of the center.8. Library incident; local murdersViolence played a role in local news in 2013. On Jan. 7, 33-year-old Eustacio Marrufo was shot to death in the parking lot of the South Dakota Rose Inn on East Boulevard; Charles Birdshead of Rapid City was later convicted of manslaughter in the killing. On Feb. 21, 20-year-old Elijah White Magpie was shot and injured by police when he attacked two officers after bringing a butcher knife to the local library. He faces 50 years in prison when sentenced in early 2014.On Oct. 22, Lamaure Afraid of Hawk, 44, of Rapid City was found bludgeoned to death in Art Alley downtown. No arrest has been made in that case. The next day, on Oct. 23, Jimmy Pilcher, 36, of Kyle was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide for the death of Tamera Hunter, 40, of Kyle in a crash on East North Street that occurred during a police pursuit.9. Mayor Kooiker wins re-electionRapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker stood on street corners, hired planes trailing messages and withstood significant criticism from his challenger, state Sen. Mark Kirkeby, to win re-election to a second two-year term in a blowout. Kooiker, who asked voters to Stand with Sam, won nearly 73 percent of the vote in the June election. Council incumbents Charity Doyle and John Roberts were re-elected, while challenger Brad Estes ousted incumbent Ron Sasso.10. Gaslight restaurant burnsAfter 55 years in business, the iconic Gaslight Restaurant and Lounge in Rockerville caught fire on Sept. 22 and burned to the ground despite the efforts of firefighters from 22 local agencies. The Gaslight, built in 1958 under a different name, was for decades a place where people got married, held celebrations or listened to bluegrass jams.Several other events or topics made news in 2013 but didn't make the Journal's cut of the Top 10. They include: State permit hearings for a proposed uranium mine near Edgemont brought new concerns to light, but no permits were issued; Stevens High senior Tamara Gorman won the Triathalon Union Junior World Championship in London in September; three people were seriously injured in a fiery wreck on Elk Vale Road on Sept. 30; the Journey Museum had a new director, and then it didn't, and now it does again; the state reduced the quota in the upcoming mountain lion hunt due to a low kill number in 2013; the number of motorcycle wrecks (69) was up over prior year at the Sturgis rally, but deaths (6) were down; a School of Mines professor shot himself to death in a campus building in November; the Rapid City Council faced a challenge of prayer before meetings, but the prayers are still said.
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