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Sole  announced a partnerships with Andy Shapin and the JSC Inc. sales agency to cover sales in the Midwest and Great Lakes territories and Michael Felix and the Midcoast Outdoors sales agency to cover sales in the South Central territory. Sole’s director of U.S. sales, Zachary Osness,...

Nike Inc. announced Monique Matheson will become Nike’s EVP, global human resources. Matheson will succeed David Ayre, who will retire from Nike after more than ten years leading the company’s human resources function. Matheson, a 19-year veteran of Nike, most recently served as VP, Chief Talent...

Developed in partnership with David Clark Company, the Floatride Space Boot SB-01 has been exclusively designed to accompany the final space suit that will shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Writer: Carly Terwilliger Reebok is taking its Floadride Foam technology to infinity and beyond by...

The National Retail Federation announced that Macy’s Executive Chairman Terry Lundgren has been elected chairman of the NRF Board of Directors. Lundgren replaces former HSNi CEO Mindy Grossman, who resigned from the board after leaving retail to head Weight Watchers. In addition, four new...

Sports Direct reported earnings tumbled 58.7 percent in its year ended April 30. The U.K. sporting goods chain blamed the devaluation of the pound against the U.S. dollar. Earnings reached £113.7 million, down from £275.2 million. Underlying EBITDA reached £272.7 versus £381.4 , a decline of 28.5 percent. Gross margins eroded 320...

Vibram, a leader in high-performance soles, partnered with REI for its 2017 Sole Factor Tour, which will visit select REI stores across the country offering customers a chance to upgrade their favorite footwear with a new Vibram sole. Driving Vibram’s Sole Factor program is a customized,...

Dick’s Sporting Goods named Scott Hudler senior vice president – chief marketing officer. In this role, Hudler will be responsible for the company’s overall marketing and consumer engagement strategy and implementation, and will report to Lauren Hobart, president, Dick’s Sporting Goods. “Scott will play a pivotal...