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2020 Lacks a ‘Hot’ Footwear Brand, NPD’s Matt Powell Says

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Without a true “hot” item, the U.S. sports retail industry—including performance apparel and footwear—will likely have another lackluster year in 2020, according to The NPD Group’s Matt Powell. The athletic footwear market grew slightly in 2019, NPD said, but Powell doesn’t expect that to propel the category this year. It’s not just a lack of…

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