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Vida Shoes International, a licensee of fashion footwear brands, said it made the difficult decision to streamline teams throughout its operation with layoffs and temporary salary reductions. The announcement comes on the heels of COVID-19 as companies across industries are facing cost-cutting measures. Solomon Dabah, Vida...

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index held steady in May, following a sharp decline in April. The Index now stands at 86.6 (1985=100), up from 85.7 in April. The Present Situation Index – based on consumers’ assessment of current business and labor market conditions – declined...

J.C. Penney, which filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, plans to close 242, or 29 percent, of its 846 stores over the next two years, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission. For the current fiscal year, 192 stores are expected to close...

Target Corp. reported first-quarter comparable sales grew 10.8 percent, driven by a 12.5 percent increase in the average basket, as guests made fewer, bigger shopping trips. Store comparable sales increased 0.9 percent. Digital comparable sales grew 141 percent. Profits slumped 64 percent due to incremental...

Hoka One One and On Running ran counter to the market by generating gains in April despite sharp declines overall due to store closures in response to the pandemic, according to The NPD Group. Total Footwear Industry Trend Total footwear U.S. sales for April totaled $1.2 billion,...

The Conservation Alliance has awarded five grants from the organization’s Public Lands Defense Fund to groups working to defend the Roadless Rule, the National Environmental Policy Act, and Cascade Siskiyou National Monument. The awards were funded with the support of Velocio, Patagonia and The North...