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3 Questions with Jim Bartholet, CEO of Clae

L.A.-based sneaker label Clae has been making chic, understated kicks since 2001, and their clean-lined takes on classic styles have earned them a loyal following. This month, Clae joined a host of other brands in the outdoor and athletic industry in the #StopHateforProfit...

One-on-One With Pat Donnelly

Reflecting the increasing role the team business is playing within the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA), Pat Donnelly, of Donnelly Sports, recently began a three-year term as chair of the association. Donnelley is the owner/partner of Donnelley Sports, a team dealer that has been in...

Shop Talk

We caught four recent episodes of the ongoing NRF series that featured Marvin Ellison, Brian Cornell, Hal Lawton, and Chris Nassetta. Here’s an edited version of what they had to say about challenges faced in the early days of the pandemic, customer trends, and changes made with...

Clearing the Confusion

As coronavirus continues to run its course, textile treatments to combat the disease are entering the marketplace at a rapid rate with a surge of interest around antimicrobial and anti-viral solutions.

Planet Positive

These days, if you want to see sustainability in action, look out the window. Smog has lifted in Los Angeles to reveal a skyline view, in Venice dolphins are swimming in clean water canals, bald eagles soar over Denver, and in Toronto the family of fox that settled into a downtown...

Future Focus

Many in the textile sphere liken the COVID-19 crisis to a wake up call. It’s a time to re-think supply chains, analyze the ability to operate closer to the marketplace, and consider new sourcing models. Creating a culture of collaboration goes hand in hand with assessing supply chain structure.

8 Questions with Terry Schalow

As the executive director of the Running Industry Association, Terry Schalow has had a front-row seat to the cascading effects of the near-overnight changes in the industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated shutdowns.

Supporting Independent Retailers

As stores face challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, brands have been tasked with building partnerships that help their independent retail network adapt.

What Girls Want

Team Insight went around the country to ask eight female athletes, ranging in age from 12 to 20-years old, to tell us in their own words how they feel about their sports gear and apparel, where they shop and if they have seen a difference in the quality and quality of female-specific apparel and...

5 Questions: Belinda Pina

On the heels of February’s announcement that Informa Markets’ FN Platform show would be rebranded MICAM Americas under a new partnership with Milan’s longtime MICAM show, the show announced the departure of longtime head Leslie Gallin.

Fox Files

When Jim Fox stepped into the CEO position at Dansko on the first of the year, he knew he was filling big shoes.

Foot Locker Forges Ahead

Online? In store? As far as Foot Locker’s Dick Johnson is concerned, it’s immaterial. Almost 18 months after integrating its digital and in-store operations, and a year into an intensive back-end overhaul to speed up its site, Foot Locker has reaped the rewards of a unified strategy that makes...

5 Questions with Nolee Anderson

Nolee Anderson discovered a passion when she found the trades, and now the trim carpenter and Team Wolverine member wants to make sure future generations of girls can find their way, too — and she definitely wants them to have better boots.

Work Horses

On a Thursday afternoon in early December, the aisles of a Tractor Supply Co. store are bustling. Inside the space, a metal-like structure with concrete floors, country Christmas classics are blaring over the sound system as customers walk through an eclectic mix of merchandise.

3 Questions with Brooks CEO Jim Weber

Brooks just closed a stellar third quarter, one that saw global revenues rise 29 percent, driven by a 32 percent increase in footwear. The Seattle-based company continued to thrive in the challenged U.S performance running market, taking share to hit the second market position in the category.