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December 21, 2016


It will be a bit of both in 2017 for the U.S. retail industry. With the holiday shopping season entering its home stretch, those selling winter gear received an early present during the second week of December.

Julie Sylvester, Executive Producer at Living in Digital Times, talks trends likely to emerge at next month’s Sports and FitnessTech Summit at CES in Las Vegas.

Nike pulling levers; Mission, CCM adding endorsers; and SAXX fitted with new equity partner.

Inside Insight Podcasts

Podcast 33: Julie Sylvester
Julie Sylvester, Executive Producer at Living in Digital Times, talks trends likely to emerge at Sports and FitnessTech Summit at CES in Las Vegas.

Podcast 32: Chris Palmer
Chris Palmer, Founder and CEO of BoxFox, talks excess inventory and solutions for vendors, retailers and distributors.

Podcast 31: Susie McCabe
Susie McCabe, SVP of global retail for Under Armour who previously spent 16 years at The Ralph Lauren Corp., dishes on UA’s retail strategy, new Brand House in Boston and own retail future in the Big Apple.

Podcast 30 A: Tom Cove, B: Rich Harper, C: Stephen Lamar
On the eve of Election Day, we talk to three leading industry lobbyists on how the results may impact trade in the sporting goods, outdoor and apparel and footwear industries. Plus, the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Podcast 29: Bill McInnis
The president of Reebok Future discusses the intent of the unit and the brand’s plans to develop footwear in a new way.

Podcast 28: Tom Fowler
Polar USA CEO Tom Fowler talks technology and the future of smart wearables.

Podcast 27: Paul Schille
TREW CEO Paul Schille dishes on the eight-year old company in the process of completing its Series A round of funding and his dual career.

Podcast 26: Jason Kaplan
Milestone Sports CEO Jason Kaplan dishes on the company’s low-cost, wearable pod and how it will help specialty retailers connect.

Podcast 25: Duncan Finigan
OOFOS marketing executive talks about the recovery footwear brand and candidly about her courageous personal health journey.

Podcast 24: Matt Priest
Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America President Matt Priest the likelihood of the Trans-Pacific Partnership being passed soon.

Podcast 23: David and Josh Higgins
ING Source executives dish about compression technology and the Hickory, NC company’s breakthrough OS1st Brace Layer System.

Podcast 22: Charles Liberge
Jones & Vining’s Charles Liberge addresses strategies and directions for the iconic brand.

Podcast 21: Jim Baugh
PHIT America’s Jim Baugh dishes on the inactivity pandemic.

Podcast 20: Sue Dooley and John Daher
Rockport Group senior executives talk about the brand’s fresh start under new ownership that has a major emphasis on comfort and versatility.

Podcast 19: Josh Shaw
Mission Athletecare CEO Josh Shaw says thermoregulation is the New York company’s singular focus.

Podcast 18: Tim Porth
Tim Porth of Octane Fitness talks trends, Zero Runner and the company’s January acquisition by Nautilus Inc.

Podcast 17: David Costello
The principal and founder of Rising Tide Associates talks about industry advocate lobbying for the domestic textile and footwear industries.

Podcast 16: Steven D’Angelo
The ‘47 brand executive dishes on the Boston company and long-time MLB licensee founded by his father Arthur and his late Uncle Henry.

Podcast 15: Pam Gelsomini and CB Tuite
Pam Gelsomini, president, and CB Tuite, VP–sales, discuss the company’s products, partnerships and what’s new for the season ahead.

Podcast 14: Kenneth G. Andres
The tradeshowdirector for the American Sportfishing Association casts comments on the activity’s popularity, and trends in fishing.

Podcast 13: Dick Sullivan
The president and CEO of PGA Tour Superstore takes a swing at the growth of the 24-door chain and the game in 2016.

Podcast 12: Dave Coradini
The VP of sales and sponsorships for Spalding, Dave Coradini talks Shot Tracker and basketball.

Podcast 11: Scott McGuire
The executive brand and product innovation leader dishes to F4M’s Emily Walzer on an array of topics.

Podcast 10: Kelly Davis
Snow Sports Industries of America’s Kelly Davis talks weather, participation trends and howto handle the psyche when snow doesn’t fall.

Podcast 9: Kevin Davis
The CEO of Performance Sports Group dishes on new bat standards and Own the Moment.

Podcast 8: Gene McCarthy
Gene McCarthy, president of Asics America, speaks to Jen Ernst Beaudry on specialty run and more in the second part of the podcast.

Podcast 7: Gene McCarthy
Gene McCarthy, new president of Asics Americas, dishes to F4M’s Jen Ernst Beaudry in the first of a two-part podcast.

Podcast 6: Richie Woodworth
Saucony’s Richie Woodworth offers his views on brand’s running business and what it takes to manage through change.

Podcast 5: Bruce Cazenave
Bruce Cazenave, CEO of Nautilus Inc., recently ranked 23rd on Fortune’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, weighs in.

Podcast 4: Tony Armand
Armand is leading USB, created after the April merger of Shock Doctor and McDavid.
Podcast 3: Gary Smith
Gary Smith has been at the helm of the Lawrence, MA firm for three years, and his 2016 strategies will broaden Polartec’s scope.

Podcast 2: Marty Hanaka
City Sports CEO Marty Hanaka has 42 years in retail, starting at Sears in 1973.

Podcast 1: Mike Dowse
Wilson Sporting Goods, one year removed from its 100th anniversary and a major restructuring, has a renewed focus and strategy.
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