Crocs Sees the End of the Tunnel
Crocs’ multi-year realignment in which it closed stores, converted unprofitable foreign markets to distributors and boosted margins by tightening distribution and inventory management has positioned it for long-term profitable growth, it told investors at the Stifel conference. The efforts were also designed to reduce SG&A by $75 to $85 million, with most of that coming from shrinking the store base by 160 stores by the end of 2018. The restructuring helped drive a better-than-expected profit in Q1 with improved gross margin and lower inventories, and is on track to be completed this year.
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