By Jennifer Ernst Beaudry. DSW will be known as Designer Brands and will focus its efforts on operational efficiencies and better consumer experiences at its flagship DSW chain, as well as growing and learning from its Camuto Group business after a promotional holiday season took its toll. Read the full story here.
By Bob McGee. CEO Kaspar Rorsted said Adidas is setting aggressive goals for the year, including growing its global e-commerce business to 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) and achieving 10 to 14 percent annual growth in FY19. Read the full story here.
By Bob McGee. Dick’s Sporting Goods is investing in the in-store experience, including more training on footwear for staffers. The largest full-line sporting goods chain in the U.S. ended fiscal year 2018 with more than 858 doors and 42.2-million sq. ft. of retail space. Read the full story here.
By Bob McGee. San Antonio Shoemakers has been making its handcrafted styles in Texas since its founding in 1976 — and they’re just getting started. In an excerpt from the podcast, senior editor Bob McGee sits down with Richardson in the brand’s San Antonio headquarters. Read the full story here.
By Jennifer Ernst Beaudry and Bob McGee. Brooks Running Co. has named Dan Sheridan EVP and COO. Sheridan, who has been at Brooks since 1998 and previously served as EVP and head of global sales, has overseen Brooks’ ascent in specialty running.
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