Author: Andy Polk

eBay announced the expansion of its Authenticity Guarantee service for sneaker sales on its platform. Through this program, all new and pre-owned collectible sneakers sold on eBay for over $100 in the U.S. will be fully vetted and verified by an independent team of industry...

CriticalPoint Capital, (CPC) the Los Angeles-based private investment firm and owner of JackRabbit and Olympia Sports, has completed the acquisition of Shoes.com from Walmart, Inc. Shoes.com is an online retailer of footwear, apparel and accessories in the U.S. and internationally offering shoe brands spanning athletic to...

VF Corp. appointed Steve Murray global brand president, The North Face. Previously VF’s president of the Americas Region, Murray replaces Arne Arens who has stepped down to pursue other opportunities outside of VF. In line with the company’s ongoing transformation initiative, VF has eliminated the role...

Nike derived $461.9 million in total sponsorship value from nearly 12,000 promoters and 5.56 billion social media engagements in the 12 months through August. 1 2020, topping SportsPro’s inaugural list of World’s 50 Most Marketed Brands powered by Hookit*. The rest of the Top 10 were...

Puma has appointed June Ambrose, Jay-Z and Missy Elliott’s longtime stylist, as the brand’s new creative director. Ambrose will be designing for Puma’s women’s and girl’s lines. The partnership came through Puma’s connects with Jay-Z, who serves as the creative director for Puma Hoops. “The connection between...

Adidas has appointed Amanda Rajkumar, an executive from French bank BNP Paribas, as its new head of human resources. Rajkumar, a 48-year-old British national, joins Adidas from BNP Paribas, where over 11 years, she held a number of executive HR leadership positions for different business divisions...

Neiman Marcus Holding Company, Inc. announced it has emerged from voluntary Chapter 11 protection, successfully completing its restructuring process and implementing the Plan of Reorganization that was confirmed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division on September 4, 2020. The...