Scheels Attains Financing for Springfield Store

A group of Central Illinois banks has completed a $34 million financing packaging for a major retail-commercial development in Springfield that includes a Scheels superstore as its anchor. Some groundwork for the two-story, 203,000-square-foot Scheels has

Columbia Sportswear Assists Haiti Earthquake Victims

Columbia Sportswear Co. provided an update on its ongoing efforts to assist Haiti relief efforts. To date, the company has arranged for the shipment of shoes, clothing and accessories with an estimated retail value of more than $3 million to be distribute

Feetures! Supports Haiti Relief Effort

Feetures! performance socks and Soles4Souls have joined forces to bring shoes and socks to victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Feetures! is donating 10,000 new pairs of socks to this effort…

R.G. Barry Sees 34% Profit Gain

R.G. Barry Corp., which owns the Terrasoles brand, reported its profit climbed more than 34% in its fiscal second quarter, to $8.2 million, or 74 cents per share, compared with $6.1 million, or 56 cents per share, in the same quarter of the prior year. Sa

Nfinity Lands Grassroots Girls’ Basketball Advocate

Nfinity, the women’s performance team sport footwear company, announced that one of girls’ basketball’s biggest advocates has joined the Nfinity team. Mary Thompson will lead Nfinity’s efforts with AAU and high school girls’

Keds Teams with Alice + Olivia

Keds is partnering with Stacey Bendet, creator of the alice + olivia fashion brand, on a limited edition line based on the classic Champion sneaker…

Cybex Sees 12% Q4 Sales Drop

Cybex International, Inc. reported sales for the fourth quarter of 2009 were $34.8 million compared to $39.3 million for the corresponding 2008 period, a 12% decrease. The fitness equipment company reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2009 of $1.

Michelle Obama Launches Childhood Obesity Campaign

Michelle Obama unveiled her national public awareness campaign against childhood obesity. White House officials noted that one in three American children is overweight or obese, and such children face higher risks of developing diabetes, high blood pressu

Rossignol Apparel Names North American Distributor

Dominique Bergin, Chairman of Look Cycle Int. and President of Sport and Style, global license holder of the Rossignol Apparel brand, and Claude Roy, President of Momentum Distribution and newly formed Endorphin Group, have established a long term deal fo

Boot Town Western Wearhouse to Liquidate

US Federal Bankruptcy Chief Judge Barbara J. Houser, approved the proposed Chapter 11 liquidation plan for Boot Town Western Wearhouse (BTWW Retail LP) at a court hearing in Dallas…

Collective Brands Partners on Star Wars Collection

Collective Brands, Inc. and Lucasfilm Ltd. announced a multi-year licensing agreement that will transport both Payless ShoeSource and Stride Rite Children's Group customers to “a galaxy far, far away” with the development of exclusive product lines b