Author: Andy Polk

Nike Inc. announced Monique Matheson will become Nike’s EVP, global human resources. Matheson will succeed David Ayre, who will retire from Nike after more than ten years leading the company’s human resources function. Matheson, a 19-year veteran of Nike, most recently served as VP, Chief Talent...

Sole  announced a partnerships with Andy Shapin and the JSC Inc. sales agency to cover sales in the Midwest and Great Lakes territories and Michael Felix and the Midcoast Outdoors sales agency to cover sales in the South Central territory. Sole’s director of U.S. sales, Zachary Osness,...

Dick’s Sporting Goods on Monday launched an expanded price-match policy that matches nearly all competitor’s online and offline prices, including Amazon, Wal-Mart and vendor websites. The site lists Amazon and Wal-Mart as its first two “qualifying retailers” under the price-match guarantee. The list also includes Cabela’s,...

Oboz Footwear has created a new website that serves and supports Oboz retailers, helps consumers choose and find Oboz, and also promotes the Oboz brand. The new website serves multiple international markets including the United States, Canada, in both French and English, and the United...

Puma raised its guidance for the year after posting promising second-quarter results. In the second quarter, consolidated sales increased currency adjusted by approximately 16 percent (17 percent in reported terms) to €969 million compared to €827 million in the second quarter last year. The operating result...

Keen Inc. has created the UNEEKBOT, a robot that will assemble made to order custom UNEEK footwear for fans in real time. Keen describes UNEEKBOT as “the world’s smallest footwear factory” and represents the first time that Keen will create custom shoes with a robot in...

Retail sales in June were essentially unchanged over May on a seasonally adjusted basis, but up 3.2 percent unadjusted from June 2016, according to calculations released by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Deflating pricing in retail continues to aggravate measurements...

Dick’ s Sporting Goods is celebrating youth sports with its first-ever ‘Celebrate Youth Sports Weekend’ at all locations nationwide. From July 14 to 16, Dick’s Sporting Goods will donate 1 percent of in-store, online and mobile sales to The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation to support  youth sports...

Vibram, a leader in high-performance soles, partnered with REI for its 2017 Sole Factor Tour, which will visit select REI stores across the country offering customers a chance to upgrade their favorite footwear with a new Vibram sole. Driving Vibram’s Sole Factor program is a customized,...