The Week in Footwear: Finish Line Takes Steps to Ensure a Takeover Doesn’t Happen

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Finish Line slashes projections in Q2; adopts ‘Poison Pill’

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The Finish Line took measures using a new Shareholder Rights plan to ensure a possible takeover does not happen. (Read More)

New Balance wins $1.5M in Chinese trademark case

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New Balance’s signature slanting ‘N’ won the company $1.5 million after a Chinese court ruled that three domestic shoemakers pay the company for infringing on the brand’s signature logo. (Read More)

Marks & Spencer trains staff for back-to-school shoe fittings

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Marks & Spencer (M&S) is taking a hands-on approach to back-to-school shoe sales. (Read More)

Retail Realities: Sneakers drive back-to-school footwear sales

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Back-to-school (BTS) season—which takes place from mid-July through early September—remains a key selling period for independent children’s footwear retailers. (Read More)

Adidas & Pharrell Williams hold court in New York City

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As the U.S. Open gets into full swing in Flushing, Queens, Adidas is launching a city-wide campaign that celebrates the game of tennis and how the sport can be a vehicle for change. (Read More)

Dr. Martens recalls boot after chemical exposure hazard

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Dr. Martens announced the recall of its Cherry Red 1460 Vegan Boot last week for concerns that prolonged and direct contact with the boot tongue lining can expose the wearer to the chemical, Benzidine. (Read More)

Keen selects Centric Software PLM to support rapid growth

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Keen is staying on top of business with help from Centric Software’s Product Life Management (PLM) solution. (Read More)

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