Author: Andy Polk

The economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus has officially been declared a recession, but National Retail Federation (NRF) Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said the key question is how long it will last. “Will this recession be briefer than earlier recessions?” Kleinhenz said. “No one has...

Genesco Inc. has named Mimi E. Vaughn, the company’s president and chief executive officer, to the additional position of chair of the board of directors, effective July 1, 2020. Vaughn will succeed Robert J. Dennis, implementing the final step of a transition plan that began...

Sperry, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., has named Sean McDowell the new vice president of design and product development. In this role, he will focus on driving product innovation for the Sperry brand. McDowell will report to Joelle Grunberg, a member of Wolverine Worldwide’s...

Speaking at the Stifel Cross Sector Insights Conference, Jim Swanson, CFO, Columbia Sportswear, said the company’s diversified business model, accelerated investments in digital in recent years, and the heightened appeal for outdoor products will help it manage the fallout from the pandemic. Diversification efforts start with...

Puma has initiated opposition proceedings in connection with Nike’s application to use the word “footware” for use on sneaker-specific software products and services, according to thefashionlaw.com. Puma’s June 16 opposition filing argues that “footware” is a “merely descriptive” term for technology-driven footwear designs and should not...