Inside The Call: Weyco Eyes Growth Potential For Forsake

On its second-quarter conference call, Tom Florsheim, Weyco Group’s chairman and CEO, said Bogs “had an excellent spring” while warning that supply chain disruptions could restrain growth across its second half. Florsheim also sees strong growth potential for its just-acquired outdoor footwear brand, Forsake.

Inside The Call: Champion Regains Its Mojo

Hanesbrands Inc. said Champion continued to regain its momentum in the second quarter since taking a hit in the early months of the pandemic’s emergence and is now delivering double-digit gains against the second quarter of 2019. The brand is also making progress under Hanesbrands’ Full Potential plan to become a $3 billion brand.

Inside The Call: Yeti Raises Outlook On Resilient Demand

Led by strong DTC sales, a rebound at wholesale and a more than three-fold gain in its international business, Yeti reported sales in the second quarter climbed 44.9 percent. The strong results prompted the drinkware and cooler brand to raise earnings and sales guidance for the year.

Inside The Call: Why Did Wolverine Worldwide Acquire Sweaty Betty?

On a conference call with analysts discussing the Sweaty Betty acquisition, Wolverine Worldwide officials said the U.K-based women’s activewear brand is expected to help Wolverine’s own brands, including Saucony and Merrell, to further expand in apparel and across digital channels. However, the biggest opportunity it sees is tapping into the growth potential of Sweaty Betty and the overall women’s activewear market.

Inside The Call: Clarus Hikes Outlook As Black Diamond Regains Momentum

Clarus Corp. significantly lifted its outlook for earnings and sales in 2021 as its bullets business led by Sierra and Barnes showed continued strength and Black Diamond accelerated to triple-digit growth. Officials said strong relationships with suppliers and prioritizing core products are helping the company offset supply chain challenges.

Inside The Call: Foot Locker Looks To Address “White Spaces” With Duo Acquisitions

On an analyst call, Dick Johnson, chairman and CEO of Foot Locker, said the acquisitions of WSS and Atmos “fill in some of the white space” available to Foot Locker beyond its core sneaker and sport culture segments. WSS provides a deeper reach into the classics footwear category and the Hispanic demographic. Tokyo-based Atmos provides a strong foothold in boutique streetwear that could kick-start expansion in Asia.

Inside The Call: Vans’ Bounce Back Boosts VF’s Q1 Results

VF Corp. raised its outlook for its fiscal year after reporting results in the first quarter ended June 30 came in well ahead of expectations, helped by signs of recovery at Vans and continued strength in digital. The outlook reflects stronger-than-expected order books for its four primary brands, which also include The North Face, Timberland and Dickies, and strength at two emerging brands, Altra and Smartwool.

Inside The Call: Garmin Hikes Growth Targets For 2021

Led by healthy double-digit growth across all segments, Garmin Ltd.’s earnings shot up in the second quarter as sales catapulted 53 percent. Garmin officials significantly increased guidance across segments with growth now pegged at 17 percent for both the Fitness and Outdoor segments.

Inside The Call: Winchester Aims To Reach New Shooting Participants

Winchester’s sales slightly more than doubled in the second quarter. Scott Sutton, chairman, president and CEO of Olin Corp, Winchester’s parent, told analysts on a conference call that the ammunition brand is looking to capitalize on the 57 million new recreational shooting participants that have arrived since the pandemic emerged.