October 10, 2019
A submission to Vans’ popular Global Custom Culture competition that supported the Hong Kong protestors has put the VF brand in the cross hairs of China’s political dispute with backers of the protestors vowing to boycott the brand for removing the design and a number of Hong Kong retailers removing it from their stores.
Imports are expected to hit their highest volume of the year in November, as retailers rush to get products landed before the next round of tariffs kicks in on Dec. 15, according to Hackett Associates, which produces the NRF’s monthly Global Port Tracker.
Rifle imports were down 29% to 39,580 units in July, according to ITC data compiled by the NSSF, and rifle exports were also lower, dropping 14% to 22,465 units.
The outdoor co-op will let some brand partners ship e-commerce orders directly to its customers starting this month with Danner, Ecco and Salomon, planning to expand the program in the future.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 14,806 pairs of fake Air Jordan 1 Off-White, Air Jordan 12, Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 11, Air Max ’97 sneakers at the LA/Long Beach Seaport, which would have had a retail price of $2,247,680 if genuine.