New Balance Incorrectly Labels its Amazing New Retail Concept in Boston

Watch the video if you don’t feel like reading and subscribe to arch on YouTube Source: New Balance Opens New Retail Concept in Boston “This store represents a big step forward in the way we think about our retail environment, featuring a much tighter, more focused collection built specifically for the younger consumer,” said Ian … Read more

The Thing that Makes Hibbett Sports Special is Causing Problems for the Retailer

The picture above is of a different location than the picture below in this article. At least 6 stores in this region have been burglarized in the last six months. As Nike has increased pressure on wholesale accounts with their Consumer Direct Acceleration, certain stores are being considered valuable partners. Hibbett Sports is one of … Read more

Biz Talk Ep. 10: Why W|21 by ECCO Shoes is the Store Concept We Need

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In 2016 I wrote an article discussing how big brands could learn from small retailers like Kith and Bodega. Insider Ties: What Big Brands Can Learn From Indie Retail I’ve maintained that as brands shift to DTC and traditional retailers like FootLocker and Finish Line cater to the youth culture demographic, an overlooked segment of … Read more

In-Store Visit Series: Neither Brands or Retailers Are Doing Their Part to Prevent Falling Off

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Go bold or go home. The Shaq signature shoe design from 1996 returns with its original colors and details. The iconic shoes feature a synthetic leather upper and lightweight cushioning for all-day comfort. Source: Reebok Shaqnosis Basketball Shoes – Black | Reebok US The Shaqnosis was dropped silently  this month. The last time the shoe … Read more

5 Reasons Jimmy Jazz Has Adapted Successfully to DTC Growth by Brands

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What is Fresh Selects? Fresh Selects is a new rewards program established by Jimmy Jazz. The rewards program was created for Jimmy Jazz store and online customers. With Fresh Selects, members have the Source: Fresh Selects Rewards Program | Jimmy Jazz Almost a year ago I visited Jimmy Jazz’s Harlem Store and I walked away … Read more

10 Reasons Why The ‘adidas Campus 80s StockX IPO’ Was the Most Important Drop of the Year

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Here is your official recap of the adidas Campus 80s StockX IPO. Source: The adidas Campus 80s StockX IPO Recap – StockX News A few weeks ago, prior to the adidas x StockX launch of the 80s capsule I wrote that the collab between adidas and StockX was not going to work. I gave compelling … Read more

Two Problems In the Sneaker Market Being Overlooked 

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Sneaker retailers are facing a perfect storm. (pic via BI from Bennett Raglin/AP) Source: Amazon is about to claim a new victim in the retail apocalypse – Business Insider The source article fails to cover a few points I recently made in my analysis of the Foot Locker stock plunge: Foot Locker’s Stock Plunge, How … Read more

Timberland’s Experiential Store Format Mimics The Local Retail Experience | Footwear Plus Magazine

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image via Footwear Plus / Source: Timberland Debuts Experiential Store Format | Footwear Plus Magazine Big box retail is succumbing to online platforms and the growing trend of millennials who have chosen to shop local more often. As a point of reference here in Memphis several malls have already been torn down and local districts … Read more

Why Foot Locker Will Have Difficulty Pushing Back Against Amazon

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Morgan Stanley upgraded Foot Locker to overweight from underweight in expectation the shoe retailer has an edge over Amazon.com in the high-end market. pic Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Source: Foot Locker can beat back Amazon, Morgan Stanley says; upgrades stock In the source article on CNBC analysts are upgrading FTL stock based … Read more

@IBD_elow Breaks that Stores are ‘Canceling’ Under Armour Orders

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New changes at Nike include a 2% cut to its global workforce. Meanwhile, one analyst says stores are “likely canceling” Under Armour product orders. Source: Nike To Shrink Workforce As Stores Seen ‘Canceling’ Under Armour | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis – IBD As information broke this morning on layoffs looming at Nike, Elaine … Read more

Series by Bodega: A New Way of Retailing | What Retail Can Learn From Bodega

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Bodega is pleased to announce SERIES (184 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA) – a new retail concept which examines the intersection of art & design, sports, c Source: Series by Bodega: A New Way of Retailing Bodega has always been a cultural hub, instead of a retail space. In the new retail environment when stores are … Read more

Under Armour Expands To Boston’s Back Bay Largest Brand House Opening Of 2016

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Source: Under Armour Expands To Boston’s Back Bay With Its Largest Brand House Opening Of 2016 I’ve been waiting on Under Armour to begin their venture back from doomsday. What a way to get started. The opening of this store is important for three reasons: It shows that Under Armour understands the importance of DTC, … Read more

Business: The Genius of Nike

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What Nike has done has been written about in books like Just Do It by Donald Katz and Swoosh: Unauthorized Story of Nike and the Men Who Played There, The by J.B. Strasser, which is a book that has insider info on the start of the company. Strasser’s husband was a former insider who went … Read more