SGB Update Footwear
According to the Wall Street Journal, Neiman Marcus rejected Saks Fifth Avenue’s offer of $3 billion to acquire the retailer; however, the two chains are continuing to negotiate, focused on the terms of the deal.
Bandier, the women’s activewear brand, is looking for a buyer to acquire its assets, including inventory and intellectual property. DSI Assignments is conducting the expedited sale process.
UK-based Frasers Group plc, said it intends to work with the appointed preliminary insolvency administrator of SportScheck with a view to acquiring the SportScheck business/assets out of administration.
Dr. Martens plc reported revenue in the first half ended September 30 declined 5 percent, or 3 percent on a currency-neutral basis, primarily driven by weakness in U.S. wholesale channels.
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.
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.
Genesco, Inc. lowered its guidance for the year after October sales weakened, driving a shortfall in third-quarter results. In the quarter, Journey’s same-store and direct sales fell 8 percent.
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.
Tilly’s, Inc. reported a loss against a profit in the third quarter on higher promotions and a 9 percent decline in sales. Sales were at the lower end of the retailer’s guidance although the loss was lower than expected. The action-sports chain expects Q4 comps to decline between 9 percent and 6 percent.
Zumiez, Inc. reported a loss in the third quarter ended October 28 on an 8.9 percent decline in sales but results topped the retailer’s guidance and sequential improvement was seen compared to the first two quarters of the year. Sales are down 4.6 percent so far in the current quarter.
Footwear units sold reportedly declined 4 percent in the week ending November 25, but dollar sales declined at a softer rate of 1 percent due to a 4 percent increase in average selling prices (ASPs)., according to Circana’s point-of-sale data.
Pallav Tamaskar, an ESPN veteran, joins company with a “strong consumer packaged goods and media background.” Most recently, he was the EVP and managing director of Myprotein (THG) North America.