According to the American Headwear Alliance, which represents producers such Zionsville-based Lids and Massachusetts-based ’47 Brand, the vast majority of caps sold in the U.S. are imported from overseas.
An investor group had been pressuring Genesco Inc. to sell some of its holdings, but says it's not happy that Zionsville-based Lids is the unit Genesco wants to divest. Meanwhile, analysts have mixed opinions about the possible sale.
Zionsville-based Lids Sports Group posted disappointing sales in its second quarter, mirroring recent results from other athletic apparel retailers. Its parent company is trying to dampen expectations for the overall firm.
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.