Sports/Fitness

VF Corp Lifts Full-Year Guidance On Vans Gains

VF Corp Lifts Full-Year Guidance On Vans Gains

VF Corporation raised its guidance for the year after reporting earnings in its third quarter ended December 29 came in well above Wall Street’s consensus estimates. Sales grew 8 percent led by a 25 percent hike in Vans and a 14 percent gain at The North Face.

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Skechers Returns To Chevron Houston Marathon

Skechers Performance, a division of Skechers USA, Inc., returns to Houston, Texas on January 20, 2019, for its sixth year as the official footwear and apparel sponsor of the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon.

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Foot Locker Makes Strategic Investment In Pensole Footwear Design Academy

Foot Locker Makes Strategic Investment In Pensole Footwear Design Academy

Foot Locker, Inc. announced that it has made a $2 million strategic investment in Pensole Inc., which operates the Pensole Footwear Design Academy. The investment by Foot Locker, Inc. deepens Foot Locker’s longstanding partnership with Pensole and extends the companies’ relationship across all aspects of the design process.

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New England Patriots Choose Ironturf For Empower Field House

GeoSurfaces North East announced that five-time Super Bowl champion the New England Patriots will now practice on Ironturf, at Empower Field House. Ironturf is manufactured in the United States by GreenFields USA. The just-completed field is approximately 80,000 square feet and is lined for both football and soccer, as Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution, will also practice on the field.

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PHIT America Releases “Power of P.E.” Documentary

PHIT America has launched a 28-minute documentary, “Creating Healthier & Smarter Kids: The Power of P.E.,” detailing the negative side effects of physical inactivity. The video will be distributed to P.E. teachers and other school administrators to help highlight the importance of P.E. programs.

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Running Awards & Apparel Merges With Racetrackers

Running Awards & Apparel has merged with with Racetrackers Enterprises, Inc. formerly of Spencer, IN. The two companies have supplied running events such as 5Ks, 10Ks and marathons among other races, across the U.S. with custom race apparel, race medals, technical running shirts, and more for over 35 years.

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Shopko Files For Bankruptcy

Shopko Files For Bankruptcy

Shopko, the operator of general merchandise stores based in Green Bay, WI,  filed for Chapter 11 in the District of Nebraska. The company is pursuing restructuring as a result of “excess debt and ongoing competitive pressures.”

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