Author: Andy Polk

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,...

Dick’s Sporting Goods named Scott Hudler senior vice president – chief marketing officer. In this role, Hudler will be responsible for the company’s overall marketing and consumer engagement strategy and implementation, and will report to Lauren Hobart, president, Dick’s Sporting Goods. “Scott will play a pivotal...

Cherokee Global Brands, the parent of Hi-Tec, Tony Hawk Signature Apparel and Flip Flop Shops, reported a loss in its first quarter ended April 29,  impacted by the decision by Target, the discount chain, to stop selling the Cherokee brand. The company also said it was...

People Footwear appointed Marty Meade as vice president of sales. Meade will be based in the Portland, OR office. “We are thrilled to have Marty as part of the People Footwear family,” said Damian Van Zyll De Jong, CEO. “As our brand continues to grow and we...

Famous Footwear introduced buy-online, in-store pickup at all its more than 1,000 locations. Customers who use the free service on famous.com, from July 7 through 11, will receive $5 off one order containing an in-store pickup item. “With more than 1,000 stores across the country, customers can...