Fueled by four key styles and ongoing product diversification to broaden its consumer base, HOKA generated a 45 percent annual sales increase in FY19 to $223 million that included 33 percent topline expansion to $57 million in Q4 ended March 31. (Read More)
The brand will represent more than one-third of reshaped parent VF Corp.’s overall revenues this fiscal year. Nonetheless, Wall Street was concerned by VFC’s “low double-digit” growth forecast for Vans in FY20 after the brand generated 26 percent topline growth... (Read More)
Serving Boston’s diverse running community to Dan Fitzgerald is more about overdelivering services and less about simply selling stuff. The Heartbreak Hill Running Co. Co-Founder and president weighs in on the run specialty market, Beantown’s running scene and expansion for his current three-door specialty chain.
First quarter results for retailers were all over the map. Foot Locker shares took a more than 16 percent hit Friday after the retailer’s same store sales and EPS failed to meet Street expectations. (Read More)
The top brand in the running specialty channel continues facing delivery challenges due to woes associated with its new North American distribution center, forcing its retail partners to scramble to assuage special-order Brooks’ customers and sometimes complete Brooks’ fill-in orders with running styles from other companies. (Read More)
Tifosi is out with its latest cycling sunglass, the Aethon (MSRP: $69.95), available in four colors. The wraparound, wide lenses offer optimal, peripheral vision for riders. (Read More)
Modell’s will open 10 smaller locations across New York City this year, ranging between 5,000 and 8,000 sq. ft., according to The Real Deal. (Read More)