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RETAIL ROUND-UP: RUMBLE BREWING IN NEW YORK?
Published August 15, 1996
Richard Wilner looks at the "bare-knuckle fight" brewing between Modell's Sporting Goods and The Sports Authority in the New York City area. The Sports Authority's "rapid expansion" and its recent focus on New York City, has made Sports Authority and Modell's "bitter rivals." Both chains are "pressing" to pick up customers from Herman's, which recently folded (N.Y. POST, 8/15)....The HOUSTON CHRONICLE examines Houston-based Oshman's Sporting Goods. Oshman's expects to lose $8-8.5M for the quarter ending August 3, blaming the loss on the "over-aggressive" buying of merchandise by the company (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 8/14).