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Wolverine Issues Soft Guidance Despite Accelerated Growth In Q4

Wolverine Issues Soft Guidance Despite Accelerated Growth In Q4

Wolverine World Wide reported another quarter of accelerated growth in the fourth quarter for its two biggest brands, Merrell and Sperry, and predicted a recovery year in 2020 for Saucony. Conservative guidance, however, was given for 2020 due to the expected fallout from the coronavirus outbreak and some continued challenges facing the U.S. wholesale channel. (Read More)

Can Nautilus Catch Its Connected-Fitness Competitors?

Can Nautilus Catch Its Connected-Fitness Competitors?

On Monday’s fourth-quarter earnings conference call, Nautilus Inc. CEO Jim Barr admitted that the Vancouver, WA-based fitness manufacturer got a late start bringing connected equipment to the marketplace. Despite being late to the category, Nautilus has shifted into high gear and is spinning furiously to gain ground on leaders like Peloton, Echelon and others. (Read More)

After Solid Debut, FW Apparel Lifts Expectations For Year Two

After Solid Debut, FW Apparel Lifts Expectations For Year Two

FW Apparel (the FW is pronounced “forward”) is the skiwear brand that launched last fall. With its inaugural season not yet completed, FW Apparel—whose sister company is Faction Skis—has already begun targeting bigger aspirations for year two. Brand director Olivier Gouby, aka “OG,” spoke with SGB Executive at the recent Outdoor + Snow Show about FW’s lofty expectations. (Read More)

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