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Athleisure Trend, European Expansion Drove Record Results at UK's JD Sports Fashion in 2014
JD Sports Fashion Plc reported sales from continuing operations grew 25 percent to £1.52 billion ($2.0 bn) in 2014 as its Sports Fashion segment rode the athleisure trend and European expansion to impressive growth that more than offset weather related discounting at its much smaller Outdoor segment...(4/17/2015)
Report: Amazon Acquires Shoefitr
Two separate sources reported that Amazon has acquired Shoefitr, a startup that makes fit data from dozens of athletic and outdoor footwear brands available to online retailers to help them reduce costly returns...(4/10/2015)
Rising Consumer Confidence Fuels Strong Q1 at Pou Sheng
Pou Sheng International (Holdings) Limited, the largest distributor of international branded athletic apparel and footwear in the People's Republic of China, reported net sales increased 23.9 percent for the first quarter ended March 31...(4/10/2015)
Fila USA's Revenues Climb Double-Digits in 2014
Fila USA saw revenues jump 29.2 percent in 2014, to $279.2 million from $216.2 million in 2013, according to financial documents from its parent Fila Korea. In an telephone interview with Sports Executive Weekly from China, Jon Epstein, president of Fila U.S.A., said the brand continues to reap the benefits of a turnaround plan enacted soon after Fila Korea...
Golf Sees High-Single digit gain in Q4 for Perry Ellis
While its overall business was impacted by the West Coast port slowdown, Perry Ellis International Inc. said its golf apparel segment delivered a high-single digit gain in the fourth quarter...
Hockey Helmets Rank Low In Reducing Concussion Risk
In its first release of a five-star ratings system for hockey helmets, Virginia Tech only found one of 32 helmets it tested to be “good” and six to be “adequate” in preventing concussions. The rest were rated poor or weren’t recommended...
Sportsman's Warehouse Sees Further Stabilization in Q4
Sportsman's Warehouse Holdings Inc. reported fourth quarter profits improved before special charges. Same-store sales declined due to challenges in the guns and ammunition category but marked a smaller drop than recent quarters...
Yue Yuen's Helps Striking Employees Push for Changes to Vietnamese Pension Law
A strike by 80,000 footwear workers in Vietnam ended April 2 after their employer called on the government to consider their demands that it not implement a new law making it harder for them to cash out their pensions when leaving a company...(4/2/2015)