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Sports Direct Demands Inquiry Into Nike-Adidas Dominance

Sports Direct Demands Inquiry Into Nike-Adidas Dominance

Sports Direct, the U.K.’s largest sporting goods chain, is calling for a Europe-wide investigation into the dominance of Nike and Adidas in the sportswear market. The call follows ongoing moves by Nike to stop selling to “undifferentiated, mediocre” retailers and apparent fears that Adidas may follow suit. (Read More)

Vans Opens New Boutique Concept In London

Vans opened a new boutique in Covent Garden, London.  Comprising two floors and spanning 4,359 square feet, the concept store stocks a premium selection of footwear, apparel and accessories, including Vault by Vans and their latest collaboration with designer Vivienne Westwood. (Read More)

Goat Group Rolls Out AR Try-On Experience

Goat, the sneaker reseller marketplace, announced its launch of Try-On for rare and exclusive sneakers, an industry-first. This follows the company's previous launch of an augmented reality first-look at rare sneakers that allowed users to get to know the textures and materials of sneakers in detail. (Read More)

Kohl’s CFO To Retire

Kohl’s announced that Bruce Besank, its CFO, o has decided to retire at the end of the fiscal year and will step down from his position as chief financial officer, effective November 1. At that time, Jill Timm, Kohl’s executive vice president of finance, will be promoted to chief financial officer (CFO). (Read More)

Dick’s Hosts First-Ever Fashion Show

Dick’s Hosts First-Ever Fashion Show

Dick's Sporting Goods hosted its first-ever fashion show on October 12 in the Chelsea district of New York City. Baseball legend Alex Rodriguez and women's soccer star Carli Lloyd joined TV's Javon Walton and Demi Burnett on the runway. (Read More)

Nike Oregon Project To Shut Down

The Nike Oregon Project, Nike’s elite track and field training program, is being shut down. The news came 10 days after Oregon Project head coach Alberto Salazar was given a four-year ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for doping conduct. (Read More)


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