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SGB Executive Q&A: NASGW Board Chair & Lipsey’s CEO Laurie Aronson

SGB Executive Q&A: NASGW Board Chair & Lipsey’s CEO Laurie Aronson

Laurie Aronson, president and CEO of Baton Rouge, LA-based wholesale firearms distributor Lipsey’s LLC, on January 1 became the first female board chair of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW). She spoke with SGB about what that honor means and her goals for the trade association during the next two years.

Nike And Under Armour Both Earn Stock Upgrades

Nike And Under Armour Both Earn Stock Upgrades

Cowen on Tuesday raised its rating on Nike to “Outperform” in part because the brand’s strong innovation pipeline and quick-turnaround capabilities are expected to drive margins higher. Goldman Sachs lifted its rating on Under Armour to “Buy” due also to signs of margin improvement near-term along with healthier growth in the long term.

Retail Reports Roundup – January 21

Retail Reports Roundup – January 21

A stack of retail surveys and studies arrived just in time for last week’s NRF Big Show in New York City. Research included the arrival of the “Emerging Male ‘Power Shopper” as well as retail developments with artificial intelligence, mobile apps, smart speakers, fulfillment technologies, personalization, card-not-present fraud and more.

VF Corp.’s Shares Pop On Blowout Q3

VF Corp.’s Shares Pop On Blowout Q3

With another blockbuster performance for Vans and an acceleration of growth at The North Face, VF Corp scored its best quarter in two years in its third quarter ended December 31 and again raised its full-year guidance. Shares of VF rose $9.08, or 12.4 percent, to $82.34 Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.

Aisle Talk Week Of January 14

Aisle Talk Week Of January 14

Top headlines from the active lifestyle industry you may have missed this week, including Foot Locker making a strategic investment in Pensole Footwear Design Academy.

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