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Fleet Feet Sports Looks to Amplify its Success
Fleet Feet Sports has ramped up expansion over the last several years, including opening 22 stores last year and 21 in 2013. But much of the internal efforts over the last year have been focused on transforming the Fleet Feet Sports experience to reach the empowered digital consumer...(6/26/2015)
Nike Delivers Blockbuster Q4
While the strengthening dollar continued to weigh on revenue growth and future orders, Nike Inc. reported a better-than-expected profit for the eighth quarter in a row and lifted its revenue guidance for its current fiscal year...(6/26/2015)
Rawlings Exits Football Helmet Category
Rawlings, owned by Jarden Corp., has decided to discontinue its football helmet and shoulder pad business five years after returning to the category. Production will end this year...(6/26/2015)
Adidas Plots Aggressive Growth in Football, Run and Originals
At an investor event in Herzogenaurach, the Adidas Group detailed robust growth plans for three of its key categories for the Adidas Brand - football (soccer), running and Originals – over the next five years...(6/26/2015)
Burton Snowboards Founder Recovering From Medical Crisis
Burton Snowboards disclosed that its founder and chairman Jake Burton spent nearly two months on full life support this spring after being diagnosed with an extremely rare disease, but is expected to recover fully...(6/26/2015)
Congress Sends Obama Trade Bills Expected to Save Industry Millions
Both houses of Congress approved key trade legislation this week that will refund millions of dollars in duties incurred by the sporting goods industry since 2013 and could lead to savings of hundreds of millions of dollars a year in the footwear industry, according to industry lobbyists...(6/26/2015)
Did VF Corp. Just Anoint Their Next CEO?
Steve Rendle took a step closer to being named the top executive at VF Corp. last week when he was promoted to president and COO and became only the second member of the company's senior management team elected to the company's board of directors...(6/26/2015)
Total Hockey Snaps Up Players Bench
Creating possibly the largest hockey retailer in the U.S., Total Hockey has acquired Players Bench. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Denver-based Players Bench will bring Total Hockey eight new stores across five new markets in Colorado, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Ohio...