JUly / August 2021 Issue
Power in Partnership
Relationships make the world go round. And for brands and retailers in today’s challenging and rapidly evolving marketplace, reliable business relationships are more important than ever. Here, we shine a light on 16 different brands that independent retailers have told us are “powerful partners.”
The Importance of Wellness
With wellbeing top of mind, we explore how standout brands highlight health and happiness in their footwear.
Lines We Like: What’s Next?
Brands continue to impress, adding new details — from eco to performance tech — to upgrade tried and true offerings.
Going Public: On and Allbirds
Two of the more buzzed about brands of the past few years in the active and athleisure space, respectively, are going public. More than a decade after its founding in Switzerland, running footwear brand On has filed for an Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange...
A Perfect Storm: No End in Sight for Supply Chain Issues
It’s been brewing since the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic and has been building momentum ever since. Industry insiders who have first-hand exposure to its ever-changing variables and reach admit they’ve never seen anything like it before.
10 Year Valentine
Summer Allen, celebrating a decade in business as the owner of women’s boutique Valentine Footwear, chats with us about her love of independent retail, why she loves sales reps, and the joys and challenges of today’s retail environment.