1. Bob Infantino Tapped to Serve as CEO of The Rockport Group The Boston Globe 23 January 2015 New Balance and a Boston private equity firm are teaming up to purchase The Rockport Co. from the Adidas Group for $280 million. Bob Infantino, the president of...
  2. West Coast Port Congestion Could Cost Retailers $36.9 Billion In The Next 24 Months Fast-developing issues go deeper than labor negotiations and port strikes West Coast port congestion issues could cost retailers as much as $7 billion this year, according to a Kurt Salmon...
  3. West Coast Port Congestion Heralds a “New Normal” in Transportation The Wall Street Journal 07 February 2015 Even if labor negotiations move quickly at West Coast ports, the underlying structural and technological issues will continue to plague retailers....
  4. West Coast Ports: Retail’s $7 Billion Problem CNBC 09 February 2015 To mitigate the impact of the costly West Coast ports congestion, a number of retailers have begun to shift shipments to East Coast ports or are buying extra inventory in...
  5. Retailers Facing $7 Billion Pricetag Over West Coast Port Drama Apparel 09 February 2015 According to a Kurt Salmon analysis, the West Coast port congestion could cost retailers up to $7 billion this year, and by 2016, related costs could reach $36.9 billion...
  6. Weekend Shutdown Raises West Coast Ports’ Stakes Women’s Wear Daily 08 February 2015 Speaking with Women’s Wear Daily about the potential $7B impact of shutdowns at ports on the West Coast over the weekend, Frank Layo, a retail and...
  7. The Times, They Are A-Changing Retail Leader 09 February 2015 When retailers are looking to transform their organization, they must first think about the consumer. “The customer perspective is paramount, and that should...
  8. The New Era of the Agile Supply Chain Apparel 09 February 2015 Creating retail supply chain agility increasingly means having a clear line of sight throughout the product lifecycle – from raw materials all the way through to the...
  9. West Coast Port Woes Could Hurt U.S. Companies for Months Bloomberg 13 February 2015 Even if the West Coast port labor dispute is settled in the next few days, lingering delays at the port, caused by the backlog of cargo, will likely start showing up on...
  10. Why a Major Backup at West Coast Ports Could Cost the Retail Industry Billions Washington Post 18 February 2015 The protracted delays at West Coast ports, as labor disputes continue, may force retailers to rethink long-term strategies for getting their goods to customers,...