Apparel

Edwards Garment Acquires Bishop Custom Clothing
November 12, 2019 at 8:44 am

Edwards Garment, Kalamazoo, Mich., announced this morning that it has acquired Bishop Custom Clothing. "The acquisition of Bishop Custom Clothing is strategic for both of us," Gary Schultz, president and CEO of Edwards Garment, said in a press release. “Edwards and Bishop are leaders in our segments of the market and we share common values.…

The LA Dodgers Are Using Streetwear-Inspired Merchandise to Attract New Fans
November 11, 2019 at 1:40 pm

Baseball is a weird sport. It's not for everyone. The people that love it could talk for hours about a pitching battle that ended 1-0, or how there's nothing better than spending four-and-a-half hours at the ballpark. The ones who don't like baseball would tell you how boring it is to watch a pitcher retire…

A Look at LyricMerch, the On-Demand Merch Platform Monetizing Song Lyrics
November 7, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Social media profiles, tattoos and yearbooks come to mind when we think of ways people declare their love for song lyrics. Through its on-demand merch platform, LyricMerch, the online song lyrics library LyricFind has recently excelled in adding merchandise to the mix, with shoppers able to...

U.S. and China Agree to Phased Tariff Rollbacks If Sides Can Reach Interim Deal
November 7, 2019 at 1:49 pm

The U.S. and China reportedly agreed to remove additional tariffs in phases, but only after the respective countries' leaders sign an interim deal. That part is still being worked on, but Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said China and the U.S. held "extensive and serious discussions" over the past two weeks...

Under Armour Confirms It's Under Federal Investigation for Accounting Practices
November 6, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Under Armour confirmed to the Baltimore Sun this week that its accounting practices are currently under federal investigation. The company has reportedly been cooperating with the investigation since 2017. The SEC and Justice Department are currently looking into whether the company manipulated its sales figures...

How the Trump Campaign Is Using Steady Merch Sales to Get Valuable Voter Data
November 4, 2019 at 2:59 pm

The Trump Campaign is using its merchandise sales for much more than just raising funds. It's using the data it gleans from the sale of Trump-branded merchandise to measure its outreach to new donors, and therefore get a picture for its growing or shrinking appeal among otherwise uncommitted voters...