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Executive Edition

Rick Brooks made some intriguing comments about the future of shopping malls

Otis has brought on a new global leader and has plans for continued growth in the premium niche. We find out more about the strategy, and ask retailers about the brand’s performance and how consumers are responding.

Volcom is using highly sophisticated methods to target new consumer segments in a bid to accomplish what many industry companies need to do if they want to grow – resonate with the core audience while also reaching new customers

We followed up with Nike to find out more, including what the new strategy means for Nike Action Sports and about the 1,400 company-wide job cuts planned

Robert Dennis also throws cold water on Foot Locker's claim that retro athletic is fading

The brand's relationship with Kohl's is changing, and owner Cherokee has developed a new distribution strategy

Dick's may be one of the last major sporting goods players standing, but it is not taking anything for granted. We have details about the new private brands it is starting, why and how it is consolidating vendors, and more.

Macy's, a large industry customer, is changing its product strategy and totally rethinking where growth will come from in the future

Amazon has become the single biggest shopping channel for surf industry goods in the U.S., and the online behemoth is headed to Australia. We look at the issues that have developed for retailers and brands here for lessons learned that could apply Down Under.

Details about Zumiez's Q1 performance and store opening plans for 2017