Author: Andy Polk

Foot Locker Inc. will invest $200 million over the next five years to support the black community through investments in black-owned businesses within youth culture, purchases from more products from black-owned brands and donations to organizations that create economic development and advancement opportunities for minorities. The...

Amazon announced it has established a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit, dedicated to bringing counterfeiters that violate the law and Amazon’s policies by listing counterfeit products in its store to justice. Amazon’s Counterfeit Crimes Unit is a global, multi-disciplinary team composed of former federal prosecutors, experienced...

Eddie Bauer will pull its advertisements from Facebook in support of the  “#StopHateforProfit” campaign. #StopHateForProfit, a coalition of civil rights organizations led by the Anti-Defamation League and the NAACP, last Wednesday called on advertisers to suspend their marketing on Facebook in the month of July due...

Deckers Brands announced the appointment of Victor Luis to its Board of Directors. Coinciding with this appointment, Deckers also announced that James Quinn has resigned from its Board. From January 2014 to September 2019, Luis served as the CEO and on the board of directors of...

The economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus has officially been declared a recession, but National Retail Federation (NRF) Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said the key question is how long it will last. “Will this recession be briefer than earlier recessions?” Kleinhenz said. “No one has...

Genesco Inc. has named Mimi E. Vaughn, the company’s president and chief executive officer, to the additional position of chair of the board of directors, effective July 1, 2020. Vaughn will succeed Robert J. Dennis, implementing the final step of a transition plan that began...

Sperry, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., has named Sean McDowell the new vice president of design and product development. In this role, he will focus on driving product innovation for the Sperry brand. McDowell will report to Joelle Grunberg, a member of Wolverine Worldwide’s...