Apparel

Despite Crackdown, Some Capitol Riot Merchandise Slips Through E-Commerce Cracks
January 20, 2021 at 12:47 pm

It's taken e-commerce sites some time to get a handle on all of the problematic merchandise, but they're getting there. And there are lessons to be learned. The first is that automation might not be as reliable as some of these sites might have believed, requiring tweaks to the processes that filter out blocked items...

S&S Activewear Acquired by Private Equity Firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice
January 20, 2021 at 12:17 pm

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., announced today that it has been acquired by private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Following the closure of the transaction, expected to take place during the first quarter of 2021, S&S president Jim Shannon will take on the role of CEO, with CD&R operating partner John Compton taking over as chairman of the board...

Amazon Removes All QAnon Merchandise From Marketplace
January 13, 2021 at 2:07 pm

On Monday, Amazon announced that third-party listings for QAnon merchandise would no longer be allowed on its platform, citing its terms of service, which prohibit selling products that “promote, incite, or glorify hate or violence toward any person or group"...

Traditional Promotional Product Categories Bounce Back (and Other Product Demand Trends)
January 13, 2021 at 1:59 pm

Our third look at the pandemic's impact on the promotional products industry showed that sales are continuing to decline in the industry overall, but for the first time since the spring, the decline is starting to level out. More encouraging is that several product categories are now performing well compared to their pandemic lows—and some of them may be surprising...

High-End Scrubs? How a Former Nike Exec Sees the Future of Medical Apparel
January 13, 2021 at 10:32 am

A former Nike executive is starting his own medical apparel company, taking some of the lessons he’s learned from one of the world’s premier apparel brands to the uniforms and workwear sector. Lago, formed by Michael Tang, who most recently served in Nike’s corporate strategy department, will incorporate sustainability practices and high-end design...