Fanatics in a partnership with Major League Baseball has halted jersey production efforts and is repurposing its 360,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Easton, PA to immediately begin making masks and gowns. The items will be made with the exact same jersey fabric that the players wear on the field.
On quarterly conference calls last week, executives at both retailers and vendors said the ultimate impact of the tariff war isn’t clearly known, especially if the fourth tranche on $300 billion of imports that hit apparel and footwear items becomes effective. But most reassured analysts they’re taking or have taken steps to mitigate most of the expected damage. Comments from VF Corp, Deckers Brands, Kohl’s, JC Penney, Target, Hibbett Sports, TJX Cos. and Ross Stores.