Dick’s Sporting Goods is destroying the company’s inventory of unsold assault rifles in the wake of the decision to quit selling the firearms.
Nike’s VP Footwear, Greg Thompson, has left the company, a company spokesman confirmed to Reuters.
Vikrant Singh, Nike’s senior brand director for basketball in North America, and Daniel Tawiah, Nike’s VP of global brand digital-marketing innovation, have left the company, sources told the Wall Street Journal.
Antoine Andrews, Nike’s VP Diversity and Inclusion, has left the company, according to Bloomberg.
March retail sales increased 0.3 percent seasonally adjusted over February and 5 percent year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the National Retail Federation said. Sporting goods stores were down 0.9 percent year-over-year and down 1.8 percent from February seasonally adjusted.
Skechers USA Inc. reported earnings rose 25.2 percent in the first quarter on a 16.5 percent revenue gain. Led by the company’s international and retail segments, sales came in easily ahead and earnings at the upper-end of expectations.
In preparation for the close of its acquisition of Billabong, Boardriders announced the leadership team that will guide the company’s growth across the globe.
Fresh off the company’s acquisition of Finish Line Inc., JD Sports Fashion Plc reported profit before tax grew 24 percent to £294.5 million in fiscal year 2018 ended February 3.
Cherokee Global Brands reported a fourth-quarter loss of $45.6 million, or $3.26 per share, reflecting the impact of a one-time impairment charge of $35.5 million.
TomTom reported sales slid 28 percent in the first quarter in its Consumer segment, which includes PNDs, navigation apps and sports watches.
Significant snowfall in many regions continued through March and helped slow the downward direction of occupancy for the 2017-18 winter season, according to Inntopia in the firm’s monthly DestiMetrics Market Briefing.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. has extended the company’s longstanding partnership with the NCAA for basketball through the 2020-21 season with an additional two-year option.
Reebok has appointed former Crayola Executive Melanie Boulden as VP of Marketing.
Vail Resorts reported season-to-date total lift ticket revenue at the company’s North American mountain resorts, including an allocated portion of season pass revenue for each applicable period, was up 3.7 percent from the beginning of the ski season through April 15.
Escalade Inc. reported net earnings in the first quarter slid 14.3 percent as sales inched up 0.6 percent. The company said cold, early spring weather impacted some of the outdoor play categories.
In a letter to shareholders on Wednesday, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, revealed that the company has more than 100 million Amazon Prime subscribers globally.
5.11, the maker of tactical apparel and gear, recently opened a brick-and-mortar retail store in Downers Grove, IL.
Greats, the high-end sneaker start-up based in Brooklyn, is opening the company’s second store on April 20.
SurfStitch has been acquired by Alceon Retail Holdco Pty Ltd., a specialist advisory, investment and capital solutions firm who also own EziBuy Limited, a New Zealand-based apparel and homewares retailer.
Winmark Corp., the parent of Play It Again Sports, announced net income for the quarter ended March 31 of $6.96 million, or $1.69 a share, compared to net income of $5.6 million, or $1.25, in the first quarter of 2017.
Scott said the company is taking action against the emerging numbers of fraudulent websites luring consumers to online fake shops.
Participation in team sports by children age 7-17, an important component of the overall team sports market, showed a 5.8 percent decline in 2017, according to the latest data released by the National Sporting Goods Association.
Canaima Outdoors, the umbrella company for Boulder-based brands Treepod-Hanging Habitats and Slackline Industries, has appointed James Samuel as president, effective immediately.
Paddlesports Retailer, the official national tradeshow of the paddlesports industry, has announced the addition of Robin Brown to the sales team.
The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. announced that the department store chain would close down after a liquidator submitted the top bid at a two-day bankruptcy court auction.
Outdoor Industry Association released congressional-level Outdoor Recreation Economy reports for all 435 congressional districts. These reports are the first of their kind that captures the power of a vast multibillion-dollar economic engine in their local communities and across the nation.
Keen Inc. has named Kate Sweeney as COO. Sweeney joins the executive leadership at Keen to drive results as the brand continues to build and invest in future growth.
Duckworth, the Montana-based wool apparel company, has appointed seasoned product development veteran Don Rogers as president.
Columbia Sportswear Co. has appointed Mary Ellen Glynn as director of corporate communications and Sara Bradshaw as corporate communications manager.
Nike landed as the second-most-reputable U.S. company in Reputation Institute’s annual US RepTrak 100 rankings.
Gander Outdoors set grand opening festivities for stores in Monroe, NC, and Warren, OH.
The National Football League and the NFL Players Association released their annual Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results, and, for the second consecutive year, the Vicis Zero1 helmet earned the No. 1 ranking.
Sequential Brands Group Inc. announced that the company has entered into a multi-year agreement with Beiying Sports Technology Co. Ltd., a sports manufacturer and distributor, to bring the Avia brand to Greater China.
Camping World Holdings Inc. announced expansion plans for the development of new SuperCenters in Augusta, GA, Marion, IL and Huber Heights, OH.
ENVE has announced that Jeremy Venz will move into the position of Managing Director after serving as COO since July, 2017.
Salewa North America, which operates the Dynafit, Salewa, Wild Country and Pomoca brands in the United States and Canada, announced a transition in the company’s North American leadership. Dave Drulard was appointed as the new Sales and Marketing Director of Salewa North America.
Merrick Smith has been promoted to VP of merchandising for Genesco’s licensed brands division.
Unifi Inc. reported third-quarter earnings came in lower-than-expected due to a “challenging global cost environment and softer domestic demand.” Revenues rose 3 percent.
Sportsman’s Warehouse is expanding operations to include a new retail location in Walla Walla, WA.