September / OCtober 2019 Issue
Feature

The Ones to Watch

Retailers Tell Us Which Brands and Categories Are Trending Up.

In search of the next “big thing,” Sports Insight asks retailers what’s currently moving in-store and what’s trending for the future — with a keen focus on fitness, running and outdoor activities. (Read More)

Feature

Starting It Up

5 Companies Putting their Own Spin on Sports + Tech.

Here, we put five emerging sport brands under the spotlight. A common theme among all five? Technology, technology, technology. (Read More)

Feature

Moving the Needle

The key trends, issues, brands, products and categories impacting the industry.

Fitness + Outdoor Activities Trending Up:   Inactivity is an issue for both children and adults in our nation. Yet data shows that across age groups, activity is up in fitness and outdoor based activities.
(Read More)

Textiles

4 Big Ideas

New Tech & Standards Move the Needle on Sustainability.

When it comes to performance and innovation in the athletic world, textile firms are more often than not at the forefront. Here are four key stories to keep an eye on. (Read More)

In The Market

“Fair Pay to Play Act” Raises Questions

The collegiate sports licensing industry could be in for a shake-up.

NBA stars LeBron James and Draymond Green support the measure, but 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and current ESPN analyst Tim Tebow hates it.
(Read More)

In The Market

Kicking Off

Premium Craftsmanship Is Key Focus of Soccer Upstart UnoZero.

What’s in a name? For Miami-based UnoZero, it’s all about the rich history of soccer and the game’s greats who have donned the number 10 over the seasons... (Read More)

End Insight

What's New?
What's Hot!

Ready for the spotlight…

HYPERICE: The recovery and performance technology brand Hyperice makes recovery and mobility devices that are used to relax and loosen muscles, increase circulation and enhance range of motion and flexibility.
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July / August 2019 Issue
Sportstyle

How to Sell Style

Specialty Retailers Share their Apparel Secrets.

Selling apparel can be a tricky proposition for specialty sports retailers. It can be costly to invest in a space where consumers are able to get great pieces for less money at big box establishments. Sports Insight asked a few specialty retailers across the country to share the challenges and opportunities of selling apparel in our current marketplace. Here’s what they had to say… (Read More)

In The Market

Rolling Along

Big Peach Running Company puts a unique spin on retail.

Mike Cosentino, founder and CEO of Big Peach Running Co., a seven-door run specialty retail chain based in Atlanta, made a bold move in August 2018, purchasing a 33-foot vehicle from a company in Marietta, GA that specializes in food trucks.
(Read More)

Fitness

One for All

Fitness Brands Are Chasing the Holy Grail— The Right Styled, Right Price Shoe that Work.

When it comes to fitness shoes, consumers are looking for The One. With the popularity of high intensity interval training (HIIT) fitness and combo classes...
(Read More)

In The Market

Reebok Aims for Growth

Matt O’Toole discusses digital efforts and blending sport with style.

With a new team, new offices and a fully redesigned digital strategy, Reebok is ready to open the aperture. That’s the message from brand president Matt O’Toole.
(Read More)

In The Market

3 Top Technical Apparel Trends

Function meets fashion with a strong sustainability story.

When it comes to textiles today it’s all about creating product that is best for the athlete and best for the planet, too.
(Read More)

In The Market

Outdoor Industry Stories to Watch

Including Arc’teryx Recommerce Program; The North Face's Futurelight; Hemp

Vancouver-based outdoor brand Arc’teryx, known for its technical, performance apparel and gear, is launching a recommerce program called Rock Solid Used Gear.
(Read More)

In The Market

Nike’s Plans in Focus

Consumer connections, product innovation and a digital focus are top Nike initiatives.

Coming out of a fiscal year where global brand revenues topped $37.2 billion, and North American annual sales rose 7 percent to more than $15.9 billion...
(Read More)

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