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Nike presented a check for $200,000 to Special Olympics Oregon, which has served over 4,000 participants since 2007. The donation will support Unified Sports, a program that provides extracurricular sports opportunities for children, youth and adults in over 30 Oregon communities. ...

Newton Running has appointed footwear industry veteran Joe O’Neil as its new CEO. O’Neil, who replaces Newton co-founder Jerry Lee as CEO, will lead operations, product development, sales, marketing, merchandising and finance. Lee will remain as the company’s chairman, but he will shift his focus...

Shoes For Crews, a leader in slip-resistant footwear, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by CCMP Capital Advisors LLC. The company’s founders, the Smith family, will rollover a portion of their equity as part of the transaction....

Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are expected to announce this morning that they have successfully completed the negotiations of this historic deal. For well over five years, the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) have been working...