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Terry Lefton

Staff writer Terry Lefton covers marketing, including sponsorships, licensing and merchandising.

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At start of ‘shakeout cycle,’ retailers prepare for a new reality

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 26 / 16

A fter America’s largest sporting goods chain goes under, when you gather hundreds of sporting goods manufacturers and retailers, the main topic of discussion is obvious. The Sports Authority ’s bankruptcy means 20 million square feet...

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