Snapshot of Licensed Sports Apparel market now available

Ibisworld.com, an independent source of industry and market research, has added the Licensed Sports Apparel industry to its market watch portfolio. Ibisworld reports that the Licensed Sports Apparel Stores industry is expected to exhibit modest growth in the years to come.

Ibisworld states that the economic downturn did not spare the industry, particularly because consumers often purchase team or league branded sports apparel Continue reading

Snapback caps become player in hat market

I visited a Lids store recently – for the first time in years – to check out the latest trends in the hat world. I used to stop in Lids all the time – the problem with this is that I couldn’t leave without adding to my hat collection. I certainly didn’t need a new hat, but damn, that Colt .45′s hat is just screaming “take me home! You want to look like Billy Bob Thornton!”.

I didn’t, of course, want to look like Billy Bob, but I did appreciate a great hat design. But adding to my collection of, oh 100 hats or so, was becoming borderline obsessive. So I quit. Cold turkey. I stopped shopping at Lids and only bought hats Continue reading