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Nike Predicts North America Bounce Back

Nike Inc. surprised some investors by reporting lower-than-expected sales for its fiscal fourth quarter, ended May 31, despite barely beating expectations on earnings, as it was impacted in North America by tough year-ago comparisons due to last year’s West Coast port slowdown as well as the need to clean up excess inventories in the marketplace.

Amid Bankruptcies, Brands Flock Toward Specialty at Grassroots Show

With an expected excess of inventory to hit the active-lifestyle market following several high-profile, big-box retail bankruptcies in the space, brands at the Spring Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Show in Albuquerque, NM (June 13-17) were doubling down on their partnerships with these smaller, but more influential group of retailers.

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