Author: Andy Polk

New Mexico United announced a new partnership with Puma, becoming the first American professional soccer team to partner with Puma. Founded in 2018, the team plays in the USL Championship, the second division of American soccer. “We are thrilled to be Puma’s first professional American soccer team...

Brand Velocity Partners (BVP), a private equity firm focused on acquiring lower-middle market consumer businesses, announced it purchased Original Footwear Inc., the parent of the Altama and Original S.W.A.T. footwear brands. The two brands are known for their military and law enforcement footwear but an...

Emerald Expositions Events Inc., the parent of Surf Expo, Outdoor Retailer and other trade shows, announced that David Doft will become its chief financial officer. Doft will take over following the conclusion of the company’s reporting of financial results and filing of the company’s annual report...

Zumiez Inc. announced that the company’s comparable sales increased 6.8 percent for the nine-week period ended January 4, 2020, compared to the nine-week period ended January 5, 2019. In the prior year, comparable sales increased 4.0 percent for the nine-week period ended January 5, 2019. Based...

K-Swiss announced it has signed both Ajla Tomljanovic and Cameron Norrie to endorsement pacts. Tomljanovic had been with Nike while Norrie was sponsored by Ellesse. Tomljanovic, 26, is the 52nd ranked women’s singles player in the world. “She has had strong results throughout her career and we...

VF Corporation announced that Jim Pisani has decided to step down from his role as global brand resident, Timberland. He plans to move to the Midwest U.S. to be closer to his family. Pisani was appointed global brand president, Timberland, in August 2016. During his 3.5-year...