Apparel, footwear and accessories giant VF Corp. announced Monday morning that the company’s board of directors intends to separate the company into two independent, publicly traded companies: VF Corp., an apparel and footwear company that will move the company’s headquarters to Denver and a yet-to-be named company (NewCo) that will hold VF’s jeans and outlet businesses.
As part of VF Corp.’s decision to separate into two publicly traded companies, the corporation will move VF’s headquarters to the Denver metro area, a move lauded by Colorado’s governor and the company’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
Running USA has announced the Run Happy Pitch Fest Presented by Brooks. Entries for the pitch fest will open Sept. 1, and finalists will pitch for sponsorships from Brooks and Nuun at the 2019 Industry Conference powered by the Active Network, set for Feb. 10-12, 2019, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
More than 250 volunteers from nine member companies participated in The Conservation Alliance’s Backyard Collective stewardship event in Portland, OR, last week.
The North Face on Thursday announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Djian as vice president of Global Footwear, effective immediately. Jean-Marc will report directly to Arne Arens, global brand president.
Reebok on Thursday announced the appointment of Kelly Hibler as general manager, Reebok Classics business unit. He will report to Reebok President Matt O’Toole.
Kyle Phillips has joined snowboard apparel and accessories brand Airblaster as sales director.
Global sports lifestyle brand ’47 and workwear brand Carhartt on Thursday unveiled the latest product in their collaboration series, this time with the National Football League (NFL).
Family-owned and operated Blain’s Farm & Fleet has announced plans for the company’s fourth Michigan location in Ottawa County’s Holland Township. It is slated to open in the fall of 2019.
Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, is now open in Watertown, NY, and Green Bay, WI.
Rebel Athletic and Eastbay have announced that they are joining forces to offer a uniform, accessory and equipment solution for all school team sports in the U.S., including dance and cheerleading.
Primal Quest has announced the official outfitters for the eighth edition of the adventure race. The new partners include mountain guide Rich Prohaska; the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort Squamish, Squamish Rafting Co. and outdoor gear and packs company OutThere USA.
The company formerly known as Superflex announced Thursday the company has rebranded as Seismic and acquired the intellectual property (IP) of Lumo Bodytech, a motion science company known for the company’s posture-correcting and fitness devices.
REI Co-op has hired IT veteran Dan Shull to serve as the company’s first vice president of commerce and experiences.
Delta Galil Industries Ltd., the global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel products for men, women and children, as well as leisurewear, activewear and denim, on Thursday reported net income of $6.5 million for the second quarter ended June 30, including a one-time non-recurring charge of $3.95 million related to acquisition costs.
A federal judge has dismissed former Louisville coach Rick Pitino’s lawsuit against Adidas, agreeing with the sportswear maker that his claim requires arbitration and should be heard out of court, according to the Associated Press.
The Brunswick Public Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with Brunswick Corp., announced that seven organizations have received a total of nearly $235,000 in charitable grants for 2018.
Camber Outdoors, the national organization committed to equity in the outdoors from the boardroom to the backcountry, opened applications today for the 2019 Professional Mentoring Program.
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation on Wednesday announced a $50,000 Sports Matter donation to Share My Passion girls golf clinics, an initiative of LPGA legend Annika Sörenstam’s Annika Foundation.
The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) will host the sixth annual World Manufacturers Forum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 11-12.
Vail Resorts Inc. on Wednesday announced that the company has closed on the company’s acquisition of Stevens Pass Resort in Washington from Ski Resort Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Oz Real Estate.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Alterra Mountain Co. announced Wednesday that Ron Cohen has been named president and COO of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.
Eventbaxx, which provides digital goodie bags for events, is opening an office in San Francisco, CA, to increase the company’s presence in the U.S. market.
Infinit Nutrition has been named the official hydration sponsor of the 2018 Interbike OutDoor Demo for the second year in a row.
Active Network, a provider of a suite of race management tools, has collaborated with Garmin International Inc. to integrate listings on Active.com with Garmin Coach through a new system integration (API), providing Active’s customers and their endurance events with expanded marketing reach.
July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about the growing trade war, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday.
Differential Brands Group Inc., a portfolio of global premium consumer brands comprised of Hudson Jeans, Robert Graham and SWIMS, reported that total company net sales for the second quarter ended June 30 decreased 1 percent from the same quarter last year to $36 million.
Skate and streetwear brand HUF Worldwide LLC has appointed former Volcom executive Eddie Miyoshi as the company’s new CEO.
Camber Outdoors, the active-outdoor industries organization committed to a vision of everyone’s outdoors, has announce five August events in the 2018 Camber Exchange series.
In conjunction with the 11th annual Tennis Forum in New York, the Tennis Industry Association will present a special session on “The Future Commerce Initiative” by renowned industry expert and thought leader Dan O’Connor.
The special committee of the Perry Ellis International board of directors on Tuesday confirmed that the committee has terminated discussions with privately held Randa Accessories Leather Goods LLC with respect to the offer to acquire Perry Ellis for $28.90 per share in cash.
Outdoor co-op REI will open the company’s first store in Memphis, TN, on August 24.
Blue Point Capital Partners has acquired and recapitalized Gardena, CA-based clothing company Next Level Apparel Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Perry Ellis International Inc. has announced that the company has entered into a new license agreement with Fashion Footwear LLC, granting rights to design and distribute Havanera flip flops and casual footwear for men, women, boys and girls in the U.S. and Canada.
Full Swing has announced a new partnership with LPGA star and 2016 Olympian Brooke Henderson.
Shred415, a high-intensity interval training fitness concept, celebrates the company’s one-year franchising milestone with the announcement that the company has 51 signed franchise agreements across the United States.
Big City Mountaineers (BCM), a provider of life-changing wilderness experiences for under-resourced youth, sent the organization’s 10,000th participant into the backcountry this summer, marking a huge milestone for the nonprofit.
Ever-Glory International Group Inc., a China-based retailer of branded fashion apparel and a global apparel supply chain solution provider, reported sales for the second quarter ended June 30 of $88.5 million, an increase of 11 percent from $79.8 million in the second quarter of 2017.
As part of a longstanding partnership between SportLogiq and the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), SportLogiq will now be the league’s official data supplier effective the 2018-19 season.
Hong Kong footwear manufacturer Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd. reported revenue for the six months ended June 30 grew 7.2 percent to $4.8 billion. Profit declined 41.9 percent to $150.1 million from $258.5 million the same period last year, and basic earnings per share declined 41.8 percent to $9.14 from $15.71.
The producers of the Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit presented by Triathlete Magazine have announced Meredith Kessler as the opening keynote speaker at the Summit, held, November 30 to December 2 in Tempe, AZ.
The Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame will induct John K. Marshall, Doug Peterson, Syd Fischer and Ken McAlpine into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame on August 31 at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, England.
GSM Outdoors, a multi-brand manufacturer and technology innovator of specialized hunting and shooting products, has acquired New Archery Products (NAP). Terms were not disclosed.
Project High Five (PH5), an online community designed to help keep kids engaged in team sports longer, on Tuesday announced the official launch of the organization’s online platform.
Anta Sports Products Ltd. reported that revenue increased 44.1 percent to RMB1.94 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2018. Profit attributable to equity shareholders increased 34 percent to RMB1.94 billion, while basic earnings per share increased 29.4 percent increase to RMB72.44 cents.
Crew by True Rowing announced $5 million in seed capital to bring a connected indoor rowing machine to market.
Best Coast joins REI Outessafest as a headliner at Patuxent River Park in the Washington, D.C., area and, along with Mavis Staples at Shakori Hills in North Carolina.
Boulder, CO-based PeopleForBikes Coalition has elected two members to the company’s board of directors: Jennifer Harned, president and general manager of Bell + Giro and Justin Gottlieb, vice president of Interbike.
AstroTurf Corp. has acquired Nagle Athletic Surfaces Inc., a track and outdoor court installation specialist based in East Syracuse, NY.
The National Retail Federation on Monday increased the federation’s retail sales forecast for 2018, saying sales are expected to grow more than previously predicted thanks to tax reform and other positive economic inputs, but warning that tariffs threaten to dampen consumer confidence.
TrainingPeaks, which creates tracking and planning software for endurance athletes and coaches, announced that Claudette Stevenson will take on the role of senior director of product development, overseeing the company’s product and engineering departments.
Socks brand Stance announced that the company will open the company’s first Southern California retail location in the Irvine Spectrum Center on August 18.