Danish shoe retailers are moving cautiously into the new year, judging from a survey made by the industry association, Skohandlerforening. A decline in pre-orders due to be booked by next February for the fall/winter 2012-13 season was predicted by 69.2 percent of the respondents, as compared to the same period a year earlier. Among those who predict a decline, the majority expected a cutback of 6 percent or more. Out of the shoe stores surveyed, 93.7 percent did not expect to hire additional employees during 2012. When asked if they planned to lay off any employees during 2012, only 15.7 percent said they would reduce their staff. The results were generally split when it came to the retailers' actual sales expectations for 2012. While 35.2 percent believed that turnover will decrease, 33.2 percent expected an increase and 31.9 felt that their sales would remain unchanged.