Author: Andy Polk

Emerald Expositions Events Inc., the parent of Surf Expo, Outdoor Retailer and other trade shows, unveiled the launch of its new brand identity, vision and corporate website, emeraldx.com. As part of its brand evolution, the company intends to formally change its corporate name to Emerald...

Stein Mart Inc. entered into a definitive merger agreement under which an affiliate of Kingswood Capital Management, L.P. will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Stein Mart not already beneficially owned by affiliates of Jay Stein, Stein Mart’s former CEO and current chairman...

JCPenney announced the appointment of six vice presidents, each bringing years of leadership, innovation and expertise to the company. “We continue to build a strong and talented team of leaders at JCPenney who will champion us through our Plan for Renewal,” said Jill Soltau, chief executive...

Deckers Brands Inc. again raised its earnings guidance for the year after reporting results for the third quarter ended December 31 that easily topped its outlook. Sales grew 2.6 percent at Ugg and jumped 63.6 percent for Hoka One One. Teva and Sanuk both suffered...

Asics Corporation announced that its investment subsidiary Asics Ventures Corporation invested in a Japanese startup No New Folk Studio Inc., developer of sensing solution Orphe Track, which measures and analyses foot movement. Asics is, jointly with No New Folk Studio, currently developing smart running shoes that...

Two days after Kobe Bryant’s untimely death in a California helicopter crash, Nike said it had sold out of all Kobe-related merchandise, contradicting an earlier report that the footwear giant had pulled gear bearing his name from its website. ESPN earlier in the day reported that...

Minute Media, the technology and digital publishing platform announced it has acquired FanSided, the fan-focused sports and lifestyle publisher, from Meredith Corporation. FanSided is one of the fastest-growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams,...

The 67th PGA Merchandise Show came to a close January, 24 in Orlando, FL as it welcomed nearly 40,000 golf industry professionals from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries. More than 1,000 golf companies and brands exhibited including more than 250 companies new to...