In The News: Eneslow, DTLR, OR Show, Adidas
Eneslow Shoes and Orthotics, the 112-year old, family-owned specialty retailer has relocated its flagship NYC store uptown to 1319 Third Avenue at 75th Street, next to Citarella. All Eneslow staff, custom workshop and complete shoe and orthotic services are in full operation at the site. Additionally, Eneslow’s suburban store remains in its location on the Horace Harding Expressway in Little Neck, Queens.
Over the holiday season, lifestyle retail chain DTLR partnered with Reebok, New Balance and UGG, as well as local nonprofits to support those in need in several cities, including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. DTLR donated $30,000 to organizations assisting young mothers and families. Other donations included: nearly 100 bikes for kids in partnership with Reebok, and surprising teachers via Zoom with UGG boots and slides to honor their efforts educating their students amidst many challenges during the pandemic.
Outdoor Retailer Winter Online begins today. The digital event for the outdoor industry will continue throughout January with topics covering advocacy, climate action, consumer trends, data and marketing insight, diversity, gear innovation, participation, policy and trade, retail operations, sustainability, and more. Winter Online will be accessible through March 19, 2021.
Adidas reports that in 2021, for the first time, more than 60 percent of its products will be made with sustainable materials. The brand says it is moving closer toward its objective to end plastic waste. From 2024 onward, Adidas will shift to using only recycled polyester. Since 2018, the company has been using exclusively sustainable cotton.
The Conservation Alliance has added 14 member organizations to its growing list of more than 250 companies committed to conservation and protection of North America’s wild places. The group includes: 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Amari, Atmos Financial, Bell & The Whistle, Domestic, Elevated Independent Energy, MyClimb, Nomadix, Prime Gear Direct, Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel, Rumpl, VSSL, Wholesum and Wild Nature.
World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI), founded in 1978, has joined the Advisory Council of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights (CSHR). CSHR promotes a sports environment that fully respects human rights through collective action and promotion of the Sporting Chance Principles, which were endorsed by the WFSGI in 2017.
National Retail Federation believes the latest round of $600 stimulus check for American, signed into law on Dec. 27, will help maintain and accelerate the ongoing recovery in the U.S. The NRF believes economic activity will pick up after the winter months and into mid-2021 as COVID-19 vaccines allow more activities to resume.
“Recoveries don’t proceed in a straight line and the prospects for volatility over the next few months are high,” wrote the trade group’s Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz. “Nonetheless, just like the old Timex watch commercials, the economy takes a licking but keeps on ticking.”