Author: Andy Polk

Nike Inc. joined eight other major corporations including Microsoft, Starbucks and Unilever, to form a new consortium with a goal of accelerating the transition to a net-zero global economy. Founding members also include A.P. Moller–Maersk, Danone, Mercedes-Benz AG, Natura &Co, and Wipro, as well as the...

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), in partnership with Utah State University (USU) and Western Colorado University (WCU),  has launched select courses from its Outdoor Industry Business Certificate (OIBC) program. The OIBC offers a suite of continuing education certificates tailored to outdoor industry professionals and those...

VF Corp. plans to open its first multi-brand store this fall in Milan, Italy. The store, inside a historic building at 11 Orefici Street, will feature The North Face, Timberland and Napapijri with other VF brands periodically showcasing their collections. Surrounded by international offices and high-street...

Nike was again the top-ranked apparel brand in the 2020 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released by WPP and Kantar, although Lululemon, Adidas and The North Face all saw double-digit gains. The overall Top 10 apparel brands, their valuation and year-over-year change were: ...

Foot Locker Inc. announced a new organizational structure designed to foster greater agility and speed-to-act as the company continues to advance its key strategic imperative to elevate the customer experience. The senior management promotions and organizational changes being implemented will: Connect the company’s customer-facing functions globally,...

Iconix Brand Group, Inc., the parent of Starter, Pony, Umbro, Danskin and a number of other brands, said in a regulatory filing that its board has decided to broaden its exploration of strategic alternatives available to the company to enhance shareholder value, including a potential...

On, the Swiss running shoe brand, denied a report in the Swiss, German-language newspaper, NZZ am Sonntag, that it has started plans to go public in the summer or fall of 2021. “The speculation in the Swiss Sunday papers is false. On has no plans for...

Fanatics reached a long-term agreement to become Tepper Sports & Entertainment’s (TSE) official omnichannel retail partner. Under the new deal, Fanatics will operate both the e-commerce and physical retail experiences at Bank of America Stadium for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and Charlotte’s new MLS expansion...

Despite unprecedented, industry-wide challenges due to the global pandemic, StockX, the sneaker re-selling website, announced it has now surpassed $2.5 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) and has experienced its biggest months of sales in the second quarter. The company issued a mid-year report, providing a...