Author: Andy Polk

Even though more parents started back-to-school shopping early this year, many families still have a lot of shopping left to do as they prepare their children for the start of school. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the...

Organizers of Sneaker Week Portland, the first weeklong celebration of sneaker culture in the nation, will take place September 17-23 at various venues throughout the city, according to Sneaker Week co-founder Herbert Smith. “Portland is the undisputed epicenter of sneaker culture and the footwear capital of North...

Amazon may be taking over Seattle, but it’s not harming retail growth. Seattle is one of the largest company-driven cities in the United States thanks to Amazon. The e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, owns a staggering 19 percent of all prime office space...

Nike has partnered with Kendrick Lamar, the star rapper. Lamar has previously worked with Reebok. “Cortez. Since day one. #teamnike #TDE @nike @nikelosangeles,” Lamar wrote on Twitter and Instagram coupled with an image of him performing in pair of Cortez sneaker. He made the announcement across social media on Saturday,...

The Finish Line Inc. said it expects a steep decline in earnings in both the second quarter and fiscal year ended March 3 while also indicating it is adopting a shareholder-rights plan aimed at thwarting unwanted takeover advances. Second Quarter Guidance For the second quarter ended August...

Eddie Bauer is opening in-store shops inside Hudson Bay’s locations in Vancouver and Toronto in Canada. The stores mark Eddie Bauer’s first appearance into a Canadian department store and will feature a curated collection of Eddie Bauer’s technical outdoor apparel and gear. The Queen Street Toronto store, opening August...

Caleres, the parent of Famous Footwear, reported adjusted net earnings improved 4.4 percent. Famous Footwear same-store sales were up 2.8 percent while Brand Portfolio sales up 16.8 percent due to the acquisition of Allen Edmonds. “In the second quarter, we delivered solid sales improvement across both sides of...

Led by the Americas region, Billabong International Ltd. reported a modest increase in operating earnings before charges in its fiscal year ended June 30, boosted by a strong second half. Figures are in Australian dollars. Earnings before interest taxation depreciation and amortization excluding significant items and discontinued...

At the 2017 Peak China Tour and Dwight Howard III Press Conference, Chinese sports brand Peak introduced the first wearable 3D printed basketball shoe to hit the international market. Peak is one of the first brands to apply 3D printing technology to a sports shoe. Three...