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What Would Anta’s Merger Mean For Amer Sports?

Published on September 17, 2018 By kelly simmons

“What’s Anta Sports?” was among the questions heard by more than a few market observers after news arrived Tuesday that the Chinese sports powerhouse had made an all-cash offer to acquire Amer Sports, the owner of Salomon, Arc’teryx, Suunto, Wilson, Louisville Slugger, Precor and a few other niche sports brands. As reported, Anta partnered with […]

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance announces nominees for 2018 awards

Published on May 24, 2018 By kelly simmons

Grassroots’ coveted awards recognize the great work of outdoor retailers and vendors   A Grassroots Outdoor Alliance award is a very big deal. The group, which is a consortium of 64 independent outdoor specialty retailers and 68 vendor partners, represents the best of specialty retail. The awards, which will be given out on June 13, 2018 on […]

Foot Locker’s Dick Johnson Stands Up For Brick & Mortar

Published on May 15, 2018 By kelly simmons

While underscoring the importance of being digitally-led, Dick Johnson, chairman, president and CEO of Foot Locker Inc., believes the retailer’s more than 3,000 stores remain essential to delivering the omnichannel experience demanded by consumers. “We’re a legacy retailer and that comes with some baggage,” stated Johnson at last week’s FDRA 2018 Executive Summit held in […]