Publicly traded Camping World Holdings, parent of the Gander Outdoors banner, has shed two outdoor specialty chains it acquired between Aug. 2017 and mid-April 2018. Jonesboro, AR-based Gearhead Outfitters, which operates 10 stores across the Midsouth, has acquired Chattanooga, TN-based Rock/Creek Outfitters and Chicago-based Uncle Dan’s. (Read More)
With data signals emerging and the drumbeats predicting a looming U.S. recession getting louder, the Trump Administration last week reversed course on its threat to slap 10-percent tariffs on all remaining imports from China on Sept. 1. Instead, the list of items to be impacted was divided into List 4A and List 4B with the latter getting its additional 10-percent duty levy delayed until Dec. 15. (Read More)
Sam Garzon, the founder and CEO of Miami-based UnoZero, says the young company’s name was inspired by all the soccer greats who have worn the number 10 on the pitch. Everyone from Pele and Zidane to Totti.
“Ten stands for perfection. It stands out above all cleats by focusing on Italian craftsmanship, premium quality, attention to detail, and meticulous material selection, with no gimmicks and no compromises,” says the native Venezuelan and lifelong soccer player.
Garzon, a former Staples and Siemens’ executive, offers up more details on his fledgling boot brand, beginning to make its way into U.S. soccer shops, and his broad perspective on the sport in this week’s Sports Insight Extra podcast.
Future consumer spending could be impacted by the stock market and tariffs, but that wasn’t the case in July. Unadjusted year-over-year retail sales rose 5.6 percent for the month, a figure the National Retail Federation says is consistent with the state of consumer confidence and the healthy labor market. (Read More)
Shortly after the Aug. 12 launch of the Nike Adventure Club shoe subscription service for children ages 2-10, market speculation began surfacing about whether other footwear brands have the breadth of product, logistics and know-how to introduce a rival footwear subscription service for young parents and their children. (Read More)
The five finalists in the SFIA Start-Up Challenge will make their pitches before a 15-member panel of judges during the SFIA Industry Leaders Summit in Baltimore on Sept. 25. The grand prize winner will receive $25,000 worth of digital marketing services provided by Empirika Media Group Inc. (Read More)
Fila is debuting two tennis collections on-court at the U.S. Open this month—the women’s Awning and the men’s Legend. (Read More)
Adidas signs Mikaela Shiffrin, the world’s top alpine skier, to a multi-year partnership contract. Amer Sports Corp., the Finnish parent of Wilson and Precor, has applied to have its shares delisted from Nasdaq. The move was expected following the March announcement that the company was being acquired by publicly traded Anta Sports Products Ltd. of China. (Read More)