SGB Update

ICSC Survey Finds In Thanksgiving Weekend Spending

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) reported that its Post-Thanksgiving Weekend survey showed more than half of consumers (56 percent) said they shopped just as much or more than in the past, an increase of 6 percentage points from 2022.

Report: Saks Bids For Neiman Marcus

Saks Fifth Avenue offered $3 billion to acquire Neiman Marcus, according to the Wall Street Journal. The offer was rejected but the two chains continue negotiations with the major objection being the terms of the deal.

Bandier Seeks Sale Amid Credit Pressures

Bandier, the women’s activewear brand, is seeking a buyer for substantially all of its assets, including inventory and intellectual property, as part of a “General Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors” to avoid a formal bankruptcy filing.

Castore Secures Equity Investment

Castore, the U.K.-based sportswear brand,  has secured a £145 million ($183.1 million) investment in a funding round led by the Raine Group, the U.S. financial advisory and investment firm.

Reebok Inks Licensing Partner For Sports Equipment

Authentic Brands Group has entered into a long-term licensing agreement with Sakar International to design and distribute Reebok-branded basketball, pickleball, baseball, soccer, and football equipment and electronics, including audio, tech and massage products.

Hanesbrands Gets Debt Ratings Downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Hanesbrands, Inc.’s debt ratings to reflect the company’s significant earnings declines through 2023 and Moody’s expectation that leverage and coverage credit metrics will remain weak through the first half of 2024.

Bogner Opens Flagship Stores in NYC and LA

The Germany-based so-called “Ath-Luxury” brand that claims to effortlessly transition from the slopes to the city and beyond said it is building on the “resounding success” of its short-term and pop-up locations on both coasts. The stores officially opened their doors in November 2023.

5.11 Tactical to Transition Senior Leadership

Francisco J. Morales, co-founder and former CEO will be promoted to executive chair of the Board of Directors, while 5.11 Board member Troy R. Brown will become CEO, effective January 1, 2024.

Delta Apparel to Sell Fayetteville Factory

Delta Apparel, Inc., in a regulatory filing, said it expects to receive net proceeds of $23 million from the sale and long-term leaseback of its approximately 35-acre campus in Fayetteville, NC. The buyer is RH Dunn, LLC.