SGB Update Footwear

DSW Parent’s Shares Fall Sharply After Tough Q3, Guidance Cut

Designer Brands, Inc., the parent company of DSW, Keds and Topo Athletic, reported that fiscal third quarter net sales decreased 9.1 percent year-over-year to $786.3 million. Total comparable sales decreased by 9.3 percent YoY for the period.

REI to Close Santa Monica Store

REI confirmed plans to close its store in downtown Santa Monica, CA, due, in part, to higher costs of doing business. The two-story, 32,000-square-foot location will close February 29, 2024.

Event Technology Opens Asia Pacific HQ

The company said the new HQ is “strategically located in the heart of the technical fabric industry’s supply chain hub” and houses its engineering, product and finance departments, sales and marketing team to service the Asian commercial market and the executive team under the leadership of company CEO David Liu.”

VF, Vista Outdoor, Wolverine Worldwide Top Most-Read SGB Articles for November

November 2023 featured to usual articles for the start of the holiday shopping season and the end of the retail fiscal quarter, but it was a dramatic job cutting announcement from VF Corporation, parent of The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Dickies and Jansport that got the most attention over the 30-day period.

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in November

U.S. consumer confidence rose in November after three straight monthly declines, with U.S. consumers planning big-ticket purchases, including motor vehicles and houses, over the next six months despite higher prices and interest rates.

Vista Outdoor Appoints Co-CEOs Ahead of Split

As part of the previously announced plan to sell its ammo business to Czechoslovak Group and change the company’s name to Revelyst, Vista Outdoor, Inc. named Eric Nyman and Jason Vanderbrink as co-chief executive officers in a regulatory filing.

Champion Names VP, Chief Marketing Officer

HanesBrands announced that Richard Mcleod was named vice president and chief marketing officer of global Champion. He joined the company from Canada Goose, where he was senior vice president of brand.

ICSC Releases Post-Thanksgiving Weekend Survey Results

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) reported the results of its post-Thanksgiving weekend survey*, which showed that over half of respondents (56 percent) noted that they shopped just as much or more than in the past, an increase of 6 percent from its 2022 survey.

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