Monday, November 25, 2019
Volume 3, Issue No. 47

RETAIL
Foot Locker Sees Apparel Trends Shifting

Saddled with some excess inventory following a Q3 where its apparel/accessory sales were down high-single digits, Foot Locker will offer discounts on apparel this holiday season as it prepares for a category shift away from big logo garb to clothing with cleaner aesthetics. (Read More)

Podcast
FattMerchant’s Lyndsey Lang

The chief strategy officer for the Orlando, FL-based payment technology company delves into the proper payment processing strategies for small- and medium-sized retailers. FattMerchant, which says it was the first firm to market subscription-based payment processing plans, offers a one-stop experience to operate all things payment-related.

RETAIL
BOSS Coming to Hibbett; Active Performs For Kohl’s

During the first half of 2020, Hibbett Sports’ customers will have a seventh method to purchase products from the retailer—Buy Online, Ship to Store that is known as BOSS. The method could spark further ecommerce sales growth at the largely small town retailer, which saw ecommerce generate 10.5 percent of its Q3 revenues, or an implied $28.9 million. (Read More)

Podcast
Go2Practice.com’s Joanna Stahl

The founder of the fitness search engine and group fitness instructor for Equinox and Crunch sits down with us in New York to discuss her venture, current trends in fitness, the workout desires and differences of Millennials and Baby Boomers and the Peloton phenomenon.

INNOVATION
Adi’s Augmented Reality Venture With EyeCandylab; Nike Takes Stake in Kizik Parent

The Three Stripes is bringing the environmental impact of plastic to life this holiday season at its flagship store in Paris via a partnership with San Francisco-based eyecandylab, which specializes in interactive video-based augmented reality experiences. (Read More)

Textile Insight
An Eco-Centric Approach to Fabrics

The Performance Days trade show, held at the Munich fairgrounds on November 13-14, got off to a fast start with an energized atmosphere, steady traffic in the aisles and packed attendance at presentations on the latest trends and technologies in functional fabrics. (Read More)

APPAREL
Delta Apparel Doubling Size of its Tennessee Distribution Center

The planned expansion of its Clinton, TN distribution center will enable Delta Apparel to service its expanded product line within it. DLA intends to add retail packaging operations to service its growing Direct-to-Retail business and integrate its DTG2Go digital print and fulfillment services. (Read More)

OBITUARY
Jake Burton Carpenter: The Snowboard King

For the second time this month, the industry has lost a winter sports business icon. Just weeks after the passing of Columbia Sportswear Chairwoman Gert Boyle, Burton Snowboards Founder Jake Burton Carpenter died Nov. 20 after an eight-year battle with testicular cancer. He was 65. (Read More)

Quotable

“Our relationships with our vendor partners are leading to great concept work that again, we think, distinguishes us in the marketplace. While we take their best concepts and we work to tell great stories around them, it really is how can we differentiate ourselves in the marketplace and I think our team is doing a great job of that. “

– Dick Johnson, Chairman, President and CEO of Foot Locker, Inc.

The Buzz: ING Source, Poler

Poler, owned by Pacific & Everest Lifestyle Co., is re-emerging under CEO Cape Capener. The company, under previous ownership, filed for Chap. 7 bankruptcy and liquidated its assets in January. (Read More)

Tubes of the Week

Mon, Aug 28, 2017
Vol 1, Issue No. 33

Sports Insight Extra Podcast Series