Author: Andy Polk

Asics America Corp. opened a new store format at the Mall of America in Minnesota. According to a statement from Asics America, “The space balances the highly technical aspects of the brand’s products – a sound body – with natural, warm finishes, features and materials –...

Tilly’s Inc. reported profits jumped 121 percent on an adjusted basis in the second quarter as expenses were reduced sharply, margins improved slightly and comps grew 2.1 percent. “We believe the combination of our merchandising, marketing and operating initiatives is gaining traction, as evidenced by our positive...

Skechers signed Tony Romo, the recently retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback, as a brand ambassador. Romo will be wearing Skechers men’s footwear in a multi-platform global marketing campaign set to launch later this year. “After 14 years on the field with the Cowboys, it was time to hang...

The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation’s Sports Matter program announced a five-year, $500,000 commitment to Little League Baseball and Softball, in support of its local districts and leagues across the country. The Foundation supports the philanthropic work of Dick’s Sporting Goods. The funds will help provide facility...

L.L.Bean opened a new manufacturing center in Lewiston, ME and unveiled a $1 million injection molding machine to support ongoing demand for its iconic duck boot. The investment increases the outdoor gear company’s capacity to make its trademark product by one-third. L.L.Bean sold 600,000 pairs of the...

Billy Reid, the Alabama-based designer, grew up wearing the classic K-Swiss tennis sneaker, and since 2011 he has partnered with the brand on special limited-edition releases that are an evolution of classic K-Swiss silhouettes. Much like their past collaborations, these new sneakers are entirely Made In The...