Author: Andy Polk

Nike Inc. reported fourth-quarter earnings rose 23.9 percent to $865 million, or 98 cents a share, handily exceeding Wall Street's consensus estimate of 83 cents a share. Nike said broad-based revenue growth, gross margin expansion and a lower tax rate more than offset increased SG&A...

Vans is purchasing the three-story building on 15 acres near Harbor Boulevard and the 405 freeway, near the South Coast Collection, or SOCO. The company did not disclose a purchase price....

Crocs partnered with advertising agency McKinney to launch a new interactive advertising campaign on Twitter. The campaign allows users to style their own fashion show that takes place - virtually - on a water slide....

Jockey International Inc. has granted Eastman Group the first license to produce men's and women's casual footwear under the Jockey brand name. Eastman will design, manufacture and market casual footwear, slippers, flip flops and athleisure styles for men and women under the Jockey label. ...

Yue Yuen, which is the world's largest manufacturer of athletic shoes and one of its largest manufacturers of outdoor footwear and sandals, reported sales growth accelerated 7.3 percent to $1.97 billion in the first quarter compared to the same period last year. Net profits rose...