A High Price to Pay

Lunan, Charlie; Ryan, Tom
May 2008
SGB;May2008, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p32
Trade Publication
The article offers the author's comments on how the weakening U.S. economy and Chinese sourcing issues are forcing the sporting goods industry to rethink ways of doing business. It is predicted that prices are expected to rise dramatically during the next two years, mainly due to higher manufacturing costs coming from China. Surging oil prices are also pushing up freight expenses and driving up raw material prices for footwear.


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