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John Shanley Loses Battle with Cancer

John Shanley, 65, veteran footwear and retail research analyst at Susquehanna International Group, passed away last Sunday, after battling with bladder cancer for more than four years. Shanley had twenty-five plus years of experience within the footwear a

PROBAR Moves to Salt Lake City

PROBAR has said it will be relocating from the Park City area to a new and larger facility in Salt Lake City this month. Effective Feb. 16, 2009, PROBAR will call 4752 West California Ave, Suite 1000, Salt Lake City, their new home. During the transition

Asics Lowers Guidance Despite Solid Q3

Asics Corp. reported third quarter net sales of ¥60.42 billion ($628.9 mm), increasing 5.5% from net sales of ¥57.27 billion ($506.3 mm) last year. The company saw growth in both footwear and apparel more than offset a slight decline in equipment sales, b

SEC Settles DKS Insider Trading Case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission settled an insider trading case against four individuals, including the former vice president of real estate at Dick's Sporting Goods Inc., related to the DKS acquisition of Galyan's Trading Company in

WSA Show Can’t Live Up to Lowered Expectations

The WSA Show has rapidly devolved into a regional show once again – but the company that owns the show still has the floor space for a much bigger event. The empty aisles at the Sands Expo and Mandalay Bay had many wondering why show management had not c

The Finish Line Tests New Urban Concept…

The Finish Line Inc. plans to test a new concept called Decibel that eventually could replace its Man Alive chain, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal. The retailer is re-branding four Man Alive stores for an April launch and is remerchandising

EORA Show Store Count Up as Companies Save Money

Many of the southeastern retailers who skipped OR Winter Market headed to Greenville, SC for the EORA/SWRA trade show this week. While most of these regional shows lack the big party atmosphere present in Salt Lake City, many vendors reported that more bu

Karhu Sports and Karhu Holding Reach Settlement

Karhu Holding BV and Karhu Sports Oy have today announced that they have reached an amicable settlement of their dispute involving the ownership and control of the Karhu trademarks…

Twins ’47/Banner ’47 Strengthens Sales Force

Twins '47 headwear and Banner '47 apparel, formerly Twins Enterprise, Inc., have added two key sales representatives to oversee key territories. The new reps will cover Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin…

Sport Supply Group Q2 Net Sales Slip 1.7%

Sport Supply Group, Inc. said net sales for earnings per share for its fiscal second quarter ending Dec. 31, 2008 were 4 cents per fully diluted share. Net sales for the quarter declined 1.7%. Commenting on the quarter and year-to-date Results, Adam Blume

LaCrosse FW Q4 Net Halved on Higher Expenses

LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. reported consolidated net sales of $35.1 million for the 2008 fourth quarter, up 8% from $32.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2007. For the full year 2008, consolidated net sales were $128.0 million, up 8% from $118.2 million in

Retail Container Traffic to Fall 11.8% in First Half of 2009

After ending 2008 down 7.9%, cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to drop at an even faster pace during the first half of 2009 as the economic recession continues, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released toda

TJX Co.’s Reports 4% Decline in January Comps

The TJX Companies, Inc. saw a 6% decline in net sales for fiscal January to $1.0 billion, down from the $1.1 billion achieved last year. For the 52 weeks ended January 31, 2009, sales reached $18.7 billion, up 2% from the $18.4 billion achieved during the

Costco Comps Slip 2% in January

Costco Wholesale Corporation reported net sales of $5.10 billion for the month of January, down 0.2% from $5.11 billion for the same period last year. Comparable store sales for the month declined 2.0% after an increase of 7.0% last year. For the first tw