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In The News: Fila, DTLR, NRF


Lifestyle retail chain DTLR, in partnership with Adidas, presented a total of $100,000 to several nonprofit organizations – who helped identify the families in need in each city – in an effort to provide holiday cheer to less fortunate families this season. The funds, which were donated by DTLR and Adidas, were given to 100 families across five cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. In each city, 20 families received a $1,000 Visa gift card to enjoy a holiday shopping spree.

FILA has teamed up with anime studio Toei Animation and its U.S. agent Funimation on a limited-edition Dragon Ball Super x FILA footwear collaboration. The collection, which first debuted at New York Comic Con in October, features a total of seven character-inspired styles, and is available in men’s and kids sizes. Each style is a unique custom colorway with design elements that celebrate traits of characters from the Dragon Ball Super anime series. The collection, which dropped at retail yesterday, is available at Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports and Footaction.

National Retail Federation has enhanced the health and safety protocols for its 112th annual convention and the 2022: Retail’s Big Show (Jan. 16-18) at New York City’s Javits Center to include the providing of COVID-19 rapid self-tests to attendees and exhibitors and access to PCR tests on site. The expected number of exhibitors and square footage of required space exceeded the show’s 2020 totals last week, the NRF reported. All Big Show attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to wear masks inside the building.