Author: Andy Polk

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...

Macy’s Inc. announced several changes intended to improve the company’s performance, including the hiring of Hal Lawton as president, the creation of a single simplified merchandising organization and an enhanced focus on the company’s data analytics capabilities. Lawton will become president of Macy’s, effective September 8. As president, Lawton...

DSW Inc. reported second-quarter earnings that rose 5.2 percent, ahead of Wall Street’s target, as same-store sales sales inched up 0.6 percent. Roger Rawlins, chief executive officer, stated, “We were pleased to report our first positive comp quarter since 2015. This resulted in a healthy increase...

New York-based private equity firms Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. and Goode Partners LLC completed a transaction that will merge DTLR Inc. and Sneaker Villa Inc. According to a statement from the parties involved, the merged company has a significant geographic reach with nearly 240 stores...

Nike Inc. CEO Mark Parker sent an e-mail to employees on Thursday night condemning the racism, bigotry and fatal violence displayed in Charlottesville, VA. Parker’s email, attained by Sole Collector, is featured below: Team, Like many of you, I have spent this past week shocked and saddened by...