The guys take the show on the road to the Outdoor Retailer Show in Denver, Co. where they sit down with Birkenstock CEO David Kahan.
On this episode, the guys speak with outdoor industry legend Larry Harrison. Larry is the Director of Brand Development at the Outdoor Retailer Show which starts Monday July 23rd in Denver. JP suggest Gügs could benefit from a smart mirror. The Poobah reminds us that he's banned from Instagram.
Given the White House's recent announcement of new tariffs on nearly $200B in Chinese goods, we have special guest Bill Sells, the head of Government Relations for the Sports & Fitness Industry Association on the podcast to explain how the trade war might impact the sporting goods industry.
On this episode, the guys interview industry influencer David Knies. David is the Chief Growth Officer at Breakaway in Boston. Gügs sounds like he's in a fishbowl. JP declares that he'd pair adidas Yung1's with his Chubbies. And Neil finally gets his Allbirds. Will Instagram be next?
Guys interview StockX CEO Josh Luber, learning much more than Dan Gilbert's favorite sneaker. Gügs relishes the time he has left in LA, while Neil is sticky in Boca and JP is soaked in DC. They also manage to cover Jay Z, Facebook, and Neil's appreciation of Beyonce's "All the single ladies."
On this episode the guys interview industry influencer Mark Sullivan from Formula 4 Media. Neil takes ownership of a summer cold, compelling the non-Jew to volunteer sending him soup, which throws Neil's Jewish world upside down. Neil then gives Gügs a lesson in rhythmic counting.
JP’s love for the Rock exposes Neil as the Kardashian’s biggest fanboy. Gügs thinks he’s clever by suggesting ROI should stand for “return on Instagram.” The guys also discuss World Cup and soccer participation in the U.S. before speaking with labor expert and attorney Irwin Aronson.
JP and the "Grand" Poobah agree way too much this episode, yet find plenty of ways to get under one another's skin. Gügs had too many Sazeracs the last time he was in New Orleans to remember wheeling Neil around the French Quarter. The guys also take aim at Dick's Sporting Goods earnings, Canada Goose flying East to China, and Lululemon crushing Q1. They have a very timely conversation with international trade expert David Cohen from Sandler, Travis, & Rosenberg, P.A. in Washington, D.C.
On this episode, Neil teaches us how to spell Bris. JP reinforces that he's cheap unless purchasing a pair of Allbirds. Gügs reminds everyone that he's blind. The guys also discuss non-traditional activations, Kohl's earnings, and what is trending.
On this episode, the guys discuss sports betting, David Stern leading investment into Shot Tracker, and Vans momentum in the age of Dad shoes. They also interview industry influencer Mark Daniels, the former Head of U.S. Sports at adidas.
On this episode, the guys discuss Kohl's experiment with Amazon return Kiosk, banning tackle football at the youth level, Under Armour's shareholder meeting, and the loaded topic of guns.
On this episode, the guys discuss the NBA drafting gamers, adidas and Footlocker closing stores, and Nike's recent woes in the executive suite. They also have a special guest in Tom Cove, the CEO of the Sports Fitness Industry Association (SFIA).