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Title Nine Mines Sports To Empower Women

Title Nine Mines Sports To Empower Women

Long before the arrival of Lululemon, Fabletics, Outdoor Voices and the rest of the athleisure movement, Missy Park in 1989 founded Title Nine, becoming the first retailer to focus on selling women’s sports and fitness apparel. Park talks to SGB Executive about the many ways Title Nine is working to push the women’s movement forward, her take on the advances and shortcomings of today's women’s sports apparel and gear, and why Title IX is still relevant to Title Nine. (Read More)

Foul Weather, Late Tax Refunds Stymie Shoe Carnival’s Q1 Comps

Foul Weather, Late Tax Refunds Stymie Shoe Carnival’s Q1 Comps

Inclement weather and a delay in the issuance of tax refunds resulted in Shoe Carnival Inc.’s same-store sales declining in the high-single digits in February, according to company executives. March and April showed improvement, combining for a 3.6 percent increase, but they weren’t enough to overcome the quarter’s slow start as Q1 comps for the company fell 0.2 percent while Wall Street had projected a 1.6 percent gain. (Read More)

Skechers Not Worried About Tariffs

Skechers Not Worried About Tariffs

Speaking at the 20th Annual B. Riley FBR Institutional Investor Conference, officials at Skechers USA Inc. said they expect no impact from the latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods and feel comfortable that it will be able to make adjustments if another round arrives. (Read More)

‘New’ VF Corp. Emerging After Transformative Year

‘New’ VF Corp. Emerging After Transformative Year

VF Corp. just completed the spinoff of its jeans division and is in the process of moving its global headquarters to Denver, CO, from Greensboro, NC, but these are only two of the significant changes at the multibillion-dollar company. After completing “one of the most transformative periods in VF's 120-year history,” where does it go from here? (Read More)

Hydro Flask Has ‘Incredible Amount Of White Space’

Hydro Flask Has ‘Incredible Amount Of White Space’

At Helen of Troy’s Investor Day on Tuesday, company officials talked up the continuing strong potential of Hydro Flask as it expands across categories. Larry Witt, president of the Housewares division, said, "The outdoor space like the home space has a vast number of product categories to play in, and that’s why we see an incredible amount of white space for Hydro Flask." (Read More)

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