Athletic


Iconix Scores Rights to PONY Brand in North America

Iconix Acquires PONY

New York—The upswing in athleisure trends continues to be felt, even in acquisitions. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. today announced … [Read more...]

Controversial Lululemon Founder Steps Down from Board

Former Lululemon Chairman Chip Wilson

Vancouver--Chip Wilson, the controversial executive who led yoga brand Lululemon from its founding in 1998 until 2012, has … [Read more...]

Item of the Day: Zoinx Sunglasses

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Those of you lucky enough to be lounging poolside in St. Bart’s or St. Kitts with your umbrella drinks surely must be donning the … [Read more...]

Adidas to sell Rockport for $280M to Berkshire Partners, New Balance

Rockport's Winter Street Tall Boot

Herzogenaurach, Germany / Canton, MA—The Adidas Group announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its … [Read more...]

PUMA, United Legwear Form New Kids Apparel Joint Venture in North America

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Westford, MA—Global sport brand PUMA and United Legwear & Apparel Co. LLC (ULAC), today announced that they are entering into … [Read more...]

Nike Q2 Earnings Exceptional—Except Future Orders Downturn

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Beaverton, OR—Nike reported Thursday night that its second quarter profit rose 23% while its revenue increased 15% to $7.4 … [Read more...]

‘Tis the Season for Premium Basketball Footwear

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Port Washington, NY–-Higher-priced athletic footwear has become an early favorite among holiday shoppers. Athletic footwear sales … [Read more...]

Puma Taps Rihanna as New Creative Director

RiRi partners with Puma

Herzogenaurach, Germany—Puma, which has been struggling to regain its foothold in athleisure wear, just inked a coup: the athletic … [Read more...]

2015’s Business Climate and New Opportunities Forecast

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Irvine, CA—2015 is less than a month away but prognosticators are already predicting what’s going to be the most important trends … [Read more...]

Columbia Sportswear Q3 Sales Jump 29%, Profit up 20%

Sorel The Medina II rain heel combines function and fashion with an industrial inspired look

Portland, OR—Continuing on a strong streak, Columbia Sportswear reported Thursday afternoon that its third quarter sales jumped … [Read more...]

Pandora Hopes for Touchdown with Football Ambassador

PANDORA Jewelry - Anita Marks

Columbia, MD—Do jewelry and major league sports go together? Yes says Pandora, which has been making connections with women in … [Read more...]

Gucci Down, Puma Up in Kering’s Q3 Sales Report

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Paris—Kering SA today reported third quarter sales in line with estimates even though its Gucci business was off due to weaker … [Read more...]