Cubs fans had been waiting more than a century for this triumph, and the rush for celebratory merchandise is on. Zionsville-based Lids Sports Group is using extra workers to make sure key stores have caps available as soon as possible.
Shares in Genesco Inc.—parent of Zionsville-based Lids Sports Group—dropped almost 30 percent Thursday after the company reported lower-than-expected sales in the second quarter and downgraded its full-year outlook.
A universal digital inventory system that links customers to goods in more than a thousand Lids Sports Group stores helped the firm wrestle the Indianapolis Colts business away from locally based MainGate Inc., a national player in its own right.
Sales for Indianapolis-based Lids Sports Group have been so disappointing that parent Genesco Inc. within the past six months has twice cut its fiscal 2015 full-year earnings, from a high of $5.55 per share to a low of $4.75 per share.
Zionsville officials on Monday agreed to sell 15.6 acres in the new Creekside Corporate Park to Hat World Inc. for $577,200. Local incentives tied to the deal could allow the company to recoup at least half of the purchase price.