Category: Footwear

Industry Leaders Urge Moving Outdoor Retailer Show To Denver

Concerned that the Outdoor Retailer show may be moving to Las Vegas or another perceived inappropriate location, five industry leaders – Beaver Theodosaki, Kim Miller, Dan Nordstrom, Casey Sheahan and Dawson Wheeler – penned an open letter urging the event’s stakeholders to choose Denver as the future destination of the show.

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L.L.Bean Announces Summer In The Park Schedule

L.L.Bean announced its annual Summer in the Park schedule at Discovery Park in Freeport, ME. Events include free morning yoga sessions, outdoor movie nights and free concerts with Grammy Award winning artists.

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USA Swimming Foundation Study Shows Improved Kids Swimming Ability

Timed to Memorial Day Weekend and the traditional opening of summer swimming season approaching, the USA Swimming Foundation announced a 5-10 percent improvement in overall swimming ability from its previous findings in 2010, according to a new study regarding swimming ability amongst America’s youth conducted by the University of Memphis and University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

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Merrell Work Joins Forces With Team Rubicon

Merrell announced a new partnership with Team Rubicon, the nonprofit organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

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Caleres’ Q1 Earnings Slide

The parent of Famous Footwear saw earnings decrease 16.7 percent but the company managed 8.0 sales growth and more than 50 basis points of gross margin improvement.

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Deckers Brands Beats Internal Guidance In Q4

Deckers Brands reported both earnings and sales for the fourth quarter ended March 31 came in better than expected. Sales were down 4.5 percent. Among its brands, sales declined 1.1 percent for Ugg, 13.3 percent for Teva and 16.1 percent for Sanuk but climbed 32.7 percent for Hoka One One.

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Emerald Expositions Acquires Snow Show

Under the new ownership of Emerald Expositions, the January SIA Snow Show will merge with Outdoor Retailer to become the Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show endorsed and sponsored by SnowSports Industries America and Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), and will be the largest outdoor and winter sports industry gathering in North America.

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