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New CEO of ECCO USA Named

Denmark-based footwear firm ECCO Sko A/S has appointed Tom Berry as president and CEO of ECCO USA. Berry assumes responsibility of this new role immediately.

In The News: Whitespace, Scarpa, NRF, Nike, Brazilian Footwear Industries Association

In the run-up to next month’s Winter Olympics, which begin on Feb. 4 in Beijing, China, U.S. snowboarding star Shaun White is launching his own brand, Whitespace, exclusively with outdoor retailer Backcountry.

Nicole Otto Named The North Face Global Brand President

A Nike veteran is taking the reins at The North Face. VF Corporation announced that it has appointed Nicole Otto to the position of Global Brand President, The North Face. Otto succeeds Steve Murray who will retire in June 2022.

In The News: OR Show, Merrell, CES, Clarks, Retail Imports

In a message sent last week to the industry, Outdoor Retailer trade show organizers confirmed their intent to hold the show as scheduled in-person later this month.

Eyes Are on CES this Week

CES, the annual trade event held by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), kicks off today in Las Vegas. The show is on our radar — not only to see the new tech developments being unveiled — but also to see how well organizers are able to pull off the show in the midst of the omicron surge.

UGG Spring Campaign Stars Cher

The Spring 2022 “FEEL” campaign from Deckers-owned brand UGG stars Cher, featured in UGG styles such as the Classic Mini and Coquette.

In The News: Texworld, Pickleball Central, PUMA + Romeo Beckham

The Winter 2022 in-person editions of the Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City trade shows, slated for Jan. 25-27 in New York City, have been canceled as in-person events and will now be held as virtual events.

Umbro Using Texon’s ProWeave in ‘Speed Silo’

Umbro is working with textile company Texon to integrate ProWeave, Texon’s jacquard weaving technology, into its “speed silo” of football boots for Fall/Winter ’22.

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.

Retail Updates: Academy, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Kids Foot Locker

Academy Sports + Outdoors generated a 17.4 percent increase in footwear sales to $320.1 million for the three months ended Sep. 30. The Q3 category improvement was led by double-digit increases in sales of Nike, Adidas and The North Face and double-digit gains...