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EXEC: Academy Sports CEO Remains Bullish on Sales Recovery

Academy Sports and Outdoors missed Wall Street’s earnings expectations for the second straight quarter on lower-than-expected sales but Steve Lawrence, CEO, told analysts he remains confident growth will improve in coming quarters as the chain benefits from a focus on newness and value while capitalizing on key selling occasions over the year.

EXEC: Inside the First Quarter Foot Locker Call with Senior Execs

The retailer remains confident they will get more allocation on key Nike product this coming fall and holiday, but is also busy going about the business of doubling Hoka each quarter, expanding Asics fueling New Balance growth and getting on the On brand train for the ride.