Sporting Goods Industry News for May 20, 2019
A letter from the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America signed by 173 companies said the impact of a 25% tariff on top of the high duties already paid by American consumers would be “catastrophic” for consumers, companies and the American economy.
Fanatics will offer an expanded product assortment of licensed apparel and gear through Kohl’s website and mobile shopping app beginning this fall, and fulfill and ship customer orders directly.
The Eager Beavertons quickly moved to add language to its endorsement contracts for female athletes that will continue to pay them during pregnancy, after stories came out last week exposing its policy of suspending compensation while they took maternity leave from competition.
The Big a is losing its contract with the Spanish soccer federation, Reuters reported, after months of unsuccessful negotiations.
Following general manager Jeff McGuane’s departure to become CEO of Fox Racing, Specialized made several executive moves, Bicycle Retailer reported.
The OIA’s new and returning board members will take their seats at Outdoor Retailer in Denver in July.