FDRA Footwear Demand Reporting Background
FDRA effectively tracks 3 different measures of footwear demand that have a lot of overlap. These reports are published monthly and weekly depending upon the report. Below is a summary of our reporting on footwear demand:
- Total footwear spending. From the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), this is the broadest measure that takes into account all retailers including mass merchants, warehouse clubs, discount outlets, etc.;
- Shoe retailer sales. From the Census Bureau, this is NAICS code 458210 and includes only shoe stores retailing all types of new footwear (except hosiery and specialty sports footwear, such as golf shoes, bowling shoes, and cleated shoes), including e-comm & mail order. Mostly a sub-set of the BEA total footwear spending report.
- FDRA Footwear Sales Survey B&M and E-Comm: FDRA has published a confidential survey weekly for several decades. Currently consists of a number of participants, primarily well-known shoe stores. Mostly a sub-set of the shoe retailer sales report.
While there is a good bit of overlap between the 3, they are not identical. Please contact FDRA at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or additional data needs.