Academy Sports + Outdoors named Michelle J. Gloeckler EVP, CMO and President of Academy International Limited, its global sourcing entity.

Addaday, the massage tool brand, added runner Deena Kastor to its elite team.

Alchemy Equipment joined forces with Partners Growth in Toronto, Ontario for distribution and representation in the U.S. and Canada.

Basis, a health tracker brand owned by Intel Company, issued a safety recall of all its Basis Peak watches, recommending consumers stop wearing the devices as they can overheat and burn or blister the skin surface.

Brooks Running Company promoted Patrick Pons de Vier to SVP of Global Footwear and hired Gerald Kuhtz as Senior Design Director of Global Footwear.

Calvin Klein, Inc. named Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer of the brand.

Fitmark, maker of sport, fitness and meal prep bags, closed another seven-figure round of funding, bringing the total raised close to $3 million.

Fleet Feet Sports will soon release Runmoji, the first emoji application designed for runners, by runners.

Groupon expanded its fitness-related deals business to include a new private-label women’s activewear clothing line, Form+Focus.

The International Olympic Committee added five new sports to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics program, including baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing.

K-Swiss Global Brands plans to relocate its global headquarters to the historic Pac Mutual Building in Downtown Los Angeles by January 1, 2017.

Kammok, an Austin, TX-based outdoor hammock and sleeping bag brand, promoted its COO Haley Robison to CEO.

Keen Inc. hired John Eberle to serve as GM of its outdoor, lifestyle and kids divisions. Eberle spent 13 years at Nike in various roles.

The Lenzing Group said it will invest more than €100 million over the next 20 months to expand production capacities for its wood-based specialty fibers, which are used by many outdoor and athletic apparel brands.

Lew’s, the fishing company, hired industry veteran Terry Pederson to serve as VP of Sales for the western U.S., beginning September 12.

Nike Inc. will exit the business of manufacturing golf clubs, balls and bags in favor of concentrating on golf footwear and apparel.

Nike Inc. said it acquired Virgin Mega, a 12-person startup that is part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group.

Trijicon, Inc., an aiming solutions provider, acquired IR Defense Corporation, a manufacturer of thermal viewing and aiming systems.

Wolverine Worldwide appointed Mike Jeppesen, President of Wolverine Worldwide’s Global Operations Group, to an expanded role as President of the Wolverine Heritage Group, which includes the Wolverine, Bates, Harley-Davidson and HyTest brands.

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