Author Archives: Stephen Pacer

The Fight is On

First Nike abandoned its position in the swimwear industry. Now Adidas says it may be next. But the company isn’t going down without a fight. Recent reports say that Adidas wants “fair and professional” rules and approval processes brought into … Continue reading

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You're Fired

Yesterday, Warnaco announced that it is laying off 7 percent of its corporate staff in an effort to combat the weakening global environment. While I’m sure the workers losing their jobs aren’t happy, some say that this is actually good … Continue reading

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Sad State of Celebrity Endorsement Deals

Even the rich and powerful can’t save the world from the financial crisis. At least, not in the case of Warnaco Group Inc. Though the company just released its third quarter earnings, posting huge gains in revenue and EPS, its … Continue reading

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Warnaco's Success = The Death of U.S. Swimming?

It’s no secret that nearly every public company is facing a bit of uncertainty with the recent economic crisis. Warnaco’s stock (NYSE: WRC) is currently hovering around $31 a share, more than $20 down from its high in September. But, … Continue reading

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Warnaco: Defying Typical Trend

The Warnaco Group owns the brands Speedo, Calvin Klein and Chaps by Ralph Lauren, as well as many others. Usually, apparel companies like this, which fall into the Consumer Discretionary Company category (along with household durable goods and the auto … Continue reading

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