EXEC: Wolverine World Wide Shares Plunge On Weaker Guidance

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. saw double-digit gains at Merrell in the third quarter, but overall consolidated sales and profitability came in below plan due to supply chain and promotional pressures. Wall Street punished the company in response to its reduced guidance for the year, as WWW shares plummeted more than 34 percent for the day.

Dick’s SG Credits Vendor Partners Driving Market Share Gains

Speaking at Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference, Lauren Hobart, president and CEO at Dick’s Sporting Goods, said the retailer has been able to grab market share over the past couple of years partly because of investments supporting omnichannel execution but also because key brand partners have been narrowing distribution and bringing more differentiated product to the retailer’s selling floors.

Inside The Call: Zumiez Finds Strength In Apparel Offsets Softness In Skateboards

Zumiez Inc. was able to counter declines in skateboard sales and supply chain hurdles to deliver a revenue gain in the second quarter of 7.3 percent year-over-year and 17.6 percent compared with the second quarter of 2019. Rick Brooks, CEO, told analysts, “It’s been really good to see how the business responded. We’re maintaining our wallet share of our customers’ business.”

Inside The Call: TJX Q2 Boosted By Improving Momentum In Apparel

The TJX Companies, Inc. reported second-quarter sales and earnings came in well ahead of management’s expectations as gangbuster sales in the home category continued and apparel gains accelerated from its recent momentum. Margins are expected to benefit going forward from continued robust growth and price adjustments.

Inside The Call: Planet Fitness Sees Club Membership Roar Back

Planet Fitness Inc. has regained approximately 75 percent of the members it lost from its peak numbers in Q120 to the low of Q420. Chris Rondeau, CEO, told analysts on a call, “We believe the unseasonal momentum and our membership gains are fueled by people recognizing the importance of self-care.”