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Under Armour Plans to Add 200 Stores

In Industry News, What's New by Jeff Prine

Baltimore, MD—Despite fears over shuttered stores among majors, there are others planning to expand their retail foothold. Most notably, Under Armour, the athletic wear maker who has seen its earnings soar as it capitalizes on the athleisure trend. Recently, at the NRF’s Retail Big Show, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank …

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Item of the Day: SilverSport

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

As you take a sip of your ice-cold bottled designer water, remember your friends and colleagues in California are facing their fourth year of extreme drought. Residents are experiencing the new mandate to reduce their water use by 25%. The unprecedented restrictions are causing Californians to look for every possible …

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NPD: “Athleisure” Lifestyle Drives Fashion Sales Growth in 2014

In Industry Experts, What's New by Accessories Staff

Industry Experts

Port Washington, NY—Total U.S. apparel, footwear and accessories sales in 2014 were up1% due primarily to growth in activewear, athletic performance footwear and bags. According to The NPD Group, Inc., the global information company, U.S. consumers spent $323 billion on apparel, footwear, and accessories last year. The additional $2 billion …