Nike has funded a study that shows compression apparel does nothing for performance, which could set back competitors in the compression apparel market, such as Under Armour for which compression wear is a core product.
In an oversight of retail planning, Under Armour's Kohl's deal is effectively causing product to be sold cheaper at Kohl's compared to other retailers, and is also not helping to improve UA's image as a lifestyle brand.
British sporting goods company Sports Direct International is in talks to bid for Eastern Outfitters, the parent of U.S.discount chain Bob's Stores and outdoor retailer Eastern Mountain Sports, sources have revealed.
The sporting goods retailer announced the acquisition of San Diego-based sports management technology company Affinity Sports. The acquisition will improve Dick's Team Sports HQ platform that launched in January 2016.