Amazon topped the list of Engagement Labs' TotalSocial ranking for its online brand sharing performance and offline reputation. Nike, Nordstrom, Victoria's Secret, Adidas and Under Armour also topped the list.
Discussions that dominated the Prime Source Forum (PSF) held in Hong Kong recently were economic environment in 2017, survival under global political frictions; and meeting the demands of ‘look now, buy now, wear now’.
Hong Kong’s Global Brands Group is to manage Juicy Couture in Europe and will kick off its new remit with a major push in the UK. Juicy is also targeting menswear growth with a capsule collection called Dirty English.
Despite all the reports to the contrary, Dick's Sporting Goods is still investing in brick and mortar retail, announcing 3 new stores opening this month. The retailer is also expanding its private label lines.
The sportswear maker posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss as operating income from its Asia Pacific business rose 13.2 percent, making the region the company's biggest profit generator in the latest quarter.
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.
German sportswear firm Puma has seen such strong demand for products promoted by celebrities like model Cara Delevingne and Canadian rapper The Weeknd that its supply chain is racing to keep up, its CEO said on Tuesday.
In an interview with the Financial Times published on Monday, Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted nixed any talk of future US or European manufacturing for Adidas, citing costs and realities of the labor market.