02/19/19 - Obituary: Jon Epstein, Puma Eyes Further Momentum, Under Armour Looks for Traction
02/11/19 - Trade Talk; Foot Locker's Re-Sell Play; Academy's New CMO.
02/04/19 - The Adaptive Footwear Race is On, Cold Weather Warms Outdoor Industry & Snow Sports Execs, Brunswick Will Spin-Off or Sell Fitness Segment.
01/28/19 - Golf, Tennis Aim to Build New Momentum, Bass Pro Shops Taps New Prez; Foot Locker Powers Up, Brooks’ FY Revenue Soars; Nike Locks Up MLB.
01/14/19 - Positive Trends Bode Well for Future of Fitness, AI Drives Revenues, Improves Customer Experience, Traditional Dept. Stores Struggle Amid Online Shift.
01/07/19 - Top Stories of the Year, Let’s Make a Deal, Nike Embraces Tighter Bonds with Key Partners.
12/17/18 - Lids’ Sell-Off Signals Further Consolidation of Licensed Retail; Journeys Shifting More E-Fulfillment to DC; Sporting Goods Sales Don’t Bounce in November.
12/10/18 - Investment Group Readies $5.25 Billion Cash Bid for Amer Sports, Interbike Canceled; OR Show Shrinks.
12/03/18 - Callaway Acquires Jack Wolfskin for $476 Million, U.S., China Call Trade Ceasefire, Dick’s Focusing on Fulfillment.
11/26/18 - Crucial Week Ahead for U.S.-ChinaTrade, Foot Locker Works to Keep Improving, Caleres Sees Vionic’s Potential.
11/19/18 - U.S. Sets New Physical Fitness Guidelines, Macy’s Segmenting Store Fleet; Shoe Carnival’s Q3 ‘Boot-I-ful’.
11/12/18 - Adidas Readies New Pinnacle Products, Pure Fishing Sold for $1.3 Billion, A Quiet Outdoor Retailer.
11/05/18 - Moody’s: Apparel/Footwear Segment on Upswing; New Balance Lands New CEO, U.S. Defense Contract; Hibbett Sports Will Acquire City G.E.A.R.
10/29/18 - Nike’s Flex Exit May Signal Strategy Shift, Retail Forecast Is Upbeat, But Challenges Loom.
10/22/18 - Improved Credit Metrics at Bass Pro-Cabela’s, Caleres Acquires Vionic Group, VF Corp. Sizes Up Prospects.
10/15/18 - DSW Wants Larger Role in Footwear Universe, Bankruptcy Means Fewer Sears Stores.
10/08/18 - U.S. Trade Group Targets Amazon for Counterfeits , Emerging Developments in Shoe Design & Direction.
10/01/18 - New North American Trade Deal Struck. Also, Re-invigorated YETI Files for IPO Again.
09/24/18 - Inside Retail Holiday Sales Forecast Is Strong. Also, Outdoor Insight Kamik Ignites Outdoor ‘Free Play’ Dialogue
09/1718 - Sports & Fitness Market Grows 2.4 Percent, But Industry Optimism Dips. Key Week Ahead for Tariffs, Talks
09/10/18 - Trade Clouds May Linger Beyond Mid-Terms; Instagram Plots Shopping App; Bankrupt Bon-Ton Eyes Comeback
09/04/18 - Nike Makes Waves with Kaepernick Ad; Ohh, Canada!!; Dick’s Shifting Priorities Are Increasingly Evident
08/27/18 - U.S., Mexico Draw Closer on NAFTA; U.S., China Talks Yield Little; REI's Used Gear Website Gets a Refresh
08/20/18 - NAFTA, China Trade Talks; Specialty Retail Holds Key Advantages; Specialty Shoe Retailers Shine at GMSA
08/13/18 - VF Corp. to Split Into Two Companies; Adidas Banks on Old, New Concepts; Continues Managing Classics
08/06/18 - Tariffs Could Go Higher; China Doesn’t Like U.S. Tactics; Changing Face of Apparel; Athleisure Drives U.S. Q2
07/30/18 - Tariffs, Supply Chains Remain a Central Focus; States Rally Around Outdoor Recreation; PHIT Passes
07/23/18 - SFIA Prepared to Help Industry Fight Proposed Tariffs; Full Steam Ahead for VFC as Segments Are Reshaped
07/16/18 - Retaliatory Tariffs May Hinder Corporate Investment; Caleres Takes Majority Stake in Blowfish Malibu
07/09/18 - A Trade War ‘Halo Effect’ Could Be Damning; Nike Regains North American Momentum; Digital Remains Key
06/25/18 - The Key to Puma’s Success in Basketball; Bain Capital Acquiring Varsity Brands for Reported $2.5 Billion
06/18/18 - The Brits Arrive at The Finish Line; As China Trade War Escalates, Industry Spared
06/11/18 - Sizing Up Retail Executive Compensation; Bearpaw Parent Acquires Retail Chain; Rawlings Acquired Again
06/04/18 - Trade War or Negotiating Tactic: Outdoor Business Stands to Take Hit; Dick’s SG Bolstered by Improving Trends
05/28/18 - New Licensing Jackpots May Be on the Horizon; Retail Round-Up: Kohl’s Goes All in with Active
05/21/18 - Median Compensation Requirement Provides Uneven View; Rockport Group’s New Owner Known By Mid-July
05/14/18 - Finish Line Merger Vote Set for June 11; Camping World Defends Gander Outdoors Scaling, Costs
05/07/18 - Already Squeezed Industry Wants Relief, Not More Duties; Opposing Views Emerge on Athletic Footwear
04/30/18 - Amer Sports Acquiring Peak Performance; Retailers Don’t See Big Changes After Adidas Leadership Change
04/23/18 - Nike’s Executive Exodus Concerning to Some; Skechers Eyes Strong Second Half
04/16/18 - U.S. Teen Spending Rises as Some Brands Gain Mindshare; March Retail Sales Up 5 Percent Year-over-Year
04/09/18 - Higher Input Costs, More M&A’s on Horizon; China is Boon for Sneaker Biz, Trade War or Not
04/02/18 - More Women Shop on Mobile Devices, Amazon; Inactivity Rate Inches Up, Number of Active Americans Holds
03/26/18 - JD Sports Merging with The Finish Line; Industry Braces for Possible U.S.-China Trade War
03/19/18 - Morphing Retail Not Without Growing Pains; Adidas Promises More Investment, Double-Digit Growth
03/12/18 - Millennials Will Lift Brunswick Fitness; Rubin May Be Bidder for NFL Team; Ibex Sold to Flourfund
03/05/18 - Ed Stack Takes a Stand on Guns, Others Follow; Outdoor Co-ops Call Out Vista Outdoor
02/26/18 - Apparel’s Shifting Paradigm; Walmart Cools Its Jet, Ramps Up Apparel; Wolverine Banking on Merrell
02/20/18 - Hats Off For Genesco; La-La Land Weekend; Under Armour Sets More Restructuring
02/12/18 - U.K. Retail Giant Bets Big on Soccer; Puma Plans for More Positive Growth in FY18
02/05/18 - Dick’s Chief Merchant Departs; Retail Round-up: Taking on Texas; Deckers Eyes Segmentation
01/29/18 - Can New Intros Spark Spring Sneaker Business?; Two Thumbs Up for Denver Show Debut
01/22/18 - Investments in Tech Bound to Reshape Retail; K2 Sports Lands New President
01/15/18 - Holiday Season Sales Numbers Should Pose Some Worry; Puma Being Spun Off
01/08/18 - Outdoor World of Marcus Lemonis Taking Shape; NFL = No Fulfillment League
12/27/17 - Nike: Strategy Shift Progress Belies Current Numbers; Holiday Sales Jump 4-6% Range
12/18/17 - ’Tis the M&A Season; Adidas Alters Digital Strategy; British, French Take on U.S. Sports Retail
12/11/17 - Lululemon Keeps $4 Billion Revenue Target in Sight; NPD: Holiday Sales Up 2 Percent in November
12/04/17 - Running Industry Embraces Austin Again; Trump Administration Set to Drastically Shrink Public Lands
11/27/17 - Retail Tech Adoption Slower Than Perceived; Largest North American SG Distributor Files Chap. 11
11/20/17 - Foot Locker Intensifies ‘Read & React’ Strategy; Dick’s Has Dim Short-Term View; Long-Term Hope
11/13/17 - Adidas Growing Pains Won’t Impact U.S. Mission; Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Being Resurrected
11/06/17 - Under Armour Is Looking for Answers; Badger Acquires Alleson; VFC Buys Icebreaker
10/30/17 - Indicators Point to Positive Holiday Seasons; Nike Drafting a Naughty and Nice List
10/23/17 - What's Next for the Five Big Brands?; Are Subscription Boxes Another Growth Avenue for Brands?
10/16/17 - New Threats to Brick-and-Mortar, Activewear Emerge; The Shifting Tastes of Teens
10/10/17 - What Buyers Are Looking for in Acquisitions; Cambodian Wage Hike May Squeeze Apparel Margins
10/02/17 - Nike: Long View, Less is More, D2C; Adidas, Bass Pro, Cabela’s “Moving Forward"
09/25/17 - Academy Sports Weathers Storm; Can “The Chuck” Buck Trend?; Adidas, Brooks Pace Running
09/18/17 - The Brits May Be Coming for Finish Line; Roots Eyes U.S. Northeast, Midwest; Retail Round-Up
09/11/17 - The Price Is (Almost Never) Right; Project Play 2020 Aims to Get America’s Youth Moving More
09/05/17 - Premium Sneaker Market in Crisis; Lululemon’s ‘Best Kept Secret’ Could Equal 25% of Biz by 2020
08/28/17 - DSW Takes Aim at Dick's, Foot Locker, Athletics; Retail Giants Making Moves
08/21/17 - VF Will Chase B2B, B2C w/ Williamson-Dickie; Foot Locker’s “Eyes Wide Open”; Ed Stack Weighs In
08/14/17 - Latin America Aims for Asian Footwear Supply Chain; Payless Emerges with Better Terms
08/07/17 - Did Adidas Force Nike’s Hand with Amazon?; B-T-S: Big 5 Hopes for Camping Rebound
07/31/17 - Amazon: The North Face Cozies Up, Birkenstock Pushes Back; Gander Parent on Acquisition Prowl
07/24/17 - City Sports Revival, Chelsea Collective Folding; Pols Step Out for Retailers, Industry
07/17/17 - Retail-Supplier Leverage Hits New Height; Tax Debt Helped Kill Tannery; JackRabbit Sniffing Out Deals
07/10/17 - Christmas in July; New Rocky Mountain High for Outdoor Biz; One Hurdle Down, Two to Go.
07/05/17 - New Nike Mantra: Move Faster, Get Closer; Under Armour Needs Spark from Shake-up.
06/26/17 - The Amazon Shivers; Finish Line: Market Malaise Will Ease in H2; New and Smaller Is One Solution.
06/19/17 - Taking Advantage of Nike Reset; Weighing in on NAFTA 2.0; Bass Pro-Cabela’s Merger in Jeopardy.
06/12/17 - Resurrecting Gander; Maturing Debt Equals Rising Worries; Robots Rising.
06/05/17 - Souring on (Lulu)Lemon; Industry Reacts to Climate Accord; Cabela’s Merger Vote Set for July 11.
05/30/17 - DSW Developing Digital Weapon; Private Equity Firm Snags Winter Brands.
05/22/17 - Sneaker Trends Poised for Shift; Dick’s Slows Brick-and-Mortar Expansion; Changing of the Guard.
05/15/17 - Gander Outdoors: Playing the Trump Card; Woman’s Day; Japanese Firms Look Ahead.
05/08/17 - Adidas Rides High, Nike Wants Its Mojo Back, Champion Brand Going Global.
05/01/17 - Can Academy Graduate to the Big Leagues?; Gander/Overton’s Goes Camping (World).
04/24/17 - First Shots Fired: Brits Eye U.S. Retail; Overton’s May Be the Key; Skechers Targets Active Women.
04/17/17 - In-Store Sneaker Buying Will Dominate; New Bike Giant May Be on Horizon.
04/10/17 - The Great Disappearing Act; Suppliers Are the ‘Debt Heavies’; Licensed: Evolving in Fanatic-al Way.
04/03/17 - Clarity Coming for Outdoor Retail; Amazon’s Private Label Thrust; Administration Softens on Trade.
03/27/17 - Sneaker Chic: Clash of Titans; Nike Revs Engine w/ Initiatives; Finish Line Bullish on Macy’s Shops.
03/20/17 - Sneaker Wars Take Center Court; “Mirror, Mirror On The Wall”; Protectionism Poses Worry.
03/13/17 - Another Chap. 11 Casualty; ‘Boot Shaking’; ‘Boost’-ing N.A. Will Be Adi Focus.
03/06/17 - FINL's Zero Sum Game; Cabela’s Gone Softer on ‘Soft Goods’; Winning in Washington.
02/27/17 - Foot Locker Intensifies Immersion; Footwear Trends Revealed; As the Outdoor Specialty World Turns.
02/20/17 - MC Sports Falls, Walmart Buys MooseJaw; Deal for Eastern Mtn. Sports IP Fell Through.
02/13/17 - No Longer 'Lost in Space'; Outdoor Retailer May Be Moving; Spring Sports May Get Late Start in NE.
02/06/17 - The Changing World; Bob’s Stores, EMS Parent Files for Chap. 11; New Structure at WFSGI.
01/30/17 - Finish Line Will Stop Chasing JackRabbit; Bankrupt Running Retailer Vows Return; Golf Notebook.
01/23/17 - Companies Mergers; Canada Goose Preparing for IPO; SFIA Sets Second ‘Start-Up Challenge.
01/16/17 - Sizing Up 2017; Connections Highlighted at CES; Callaway Golf Acquires Ogio.