Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. sent Walmart a cease and desist notice in response to news Monday announcing the launch of a new outdoor website on Walmart.com curated by Moosejaw. In response, Walmart in a statement said the company feels the Premium Outdoor site will be a “really positive development” for the outdoor community and Walmart and Moosejaw will continue to seek out brands that “share our commitment to driving a truly inclusive outdoor industry.”
CrossFit Inc. and Reebok International Ltd. in a joint statement announced that they had settled all litigation related to their licensing agreement, and that they look forward to continuing their work together as partners mutually dedicated to improving individual health and fitness globally.
Hybrid Apparel promoted David Lederman, COO, to CEO, according to California Apparel News.
Nike has signed Jaren Jackson Jr., the fourth pick in the 2018 NBA draft who signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Adidas appointed Arthur Hoeld as managing director for Western Europe, according to a report on ISPO.com. Alain Pourcelot, who was previously responsible for the Western European business, has moved to the management of the training unit.
Spinning, the leading indoor cycling and education program, announced the launch of the International Spinning Ambassador program.
GoPro Inc. on Thursday announced that Jim Lanzone, chief digital officer of CBS Corp. and CEO of CBS Interactive, has joined GoPro’s board of directors.
Crocs Inc. on Thursday reiterated the company’s guidance for the third quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018, in anticipation of the company’s presentation at the Goldman Sachs 25th annual Global Retailing Conference.
The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) applauded California’s legislature in recognizing the power of the state’s growing $92 billion outdoor recreation economy by passing AB 1918, the bill to create the Office of Sustainable Outdoor Recreation.
Code Green Apparel Corp. announced that the company has entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire the Zoombang Companies, makers of protection gear for football and hockey players, as well as for other industries, through a tax-free share exchange agreement.
Incipio Group has sold Braven Audio, the maker of waterproof Bluetooth speakers, to Zagg Inc.
Big Lots Inc. has appointed Bruce K. Thorn as CEO and president. He replaces David Campisi, who retired in April.
The U.S. golf industry—driven by We Are Golf, a coalition of leading organizations working together to communicate the game’s economic, charitable, environmental and fitness benefits—launched the coalition’s #inviteHER campaign for current golfers to encourage the women in their lives to start playing.
The Taylor Haugen Foundation is launching a national #PledgetoProtect campaign to foster open dialogue about the issue of abdominal injuries and encourage better protection against them.
Ikon Pass holders will now have access to more than 72,000 skiable acres over three continents with the addition of Niseko United, located on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido.
About 15,000 units of Cybex Smith Press plate-loaded weight-lifting equipment are being recalled, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) signed a three-year contract with Head Penn, extending the longstanding partnership to 38 years.
Foot Locker Inc. announced the appointment of Elizabeth S. Norberg as senior vice president and chief human resources officer effective September 17.
Leader, the manufacturer of aquatics and sports eyewear and accessories, unveiled the company’s bold new look, coinciding with the release of leaderswim.com, the brand’s first ever consumer-facing website.
Kylie Jenner has signed on as a brand ambassador for Adidas.
Formula 1 said New Balance has signed on as the presenting partner of the F1 Esports Series.
Nike signed a four-year endorsement agreement with Miles Bridges, the No. 12 pick in the 2018 NBA draft who has signed with the Charlotte Hornets.
Balega and TriggerPoint announced their partnership with Ragnar, the premier series of overnight road and trail running relay adventures in the United States.
The Scottish FA announced the renewal of two key relationships with sports brands Adidas and JD.
Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) unveiled the company’s new cause marketing program, DSW Gives.
PVH Corp. reported revenue for the second quarter increased 13 percent (increased 11 percent on a constant currency basis) compared to the prior year period and exceeded guidance.
Outdoor Retailer, the largest U.S. tradeshow and premier business event for the outdoor industry, will launch the winter season this November at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Denver.
The Ikon Pass community has expanded to all corners of the country with the addition of The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington, Cypress Mountain in British Columbia and Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain in Michigan.
Fathead LLC announced the addition of the Golden Guardians, the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS) affiliate team of the Golden State Warriors, to the company’s inaugural line of esports team merchandise.
Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. announced director Brad Smith will take on the additional role of chairman of the company’s board of directors, effective November 1.
Garmin Ltd. announced the company has acquired Flight Plan LLC (FltPlan), a privately held provider of electronic flight planning, scheduling, and trip support services, including the popular website FltPlan.com and mobile application FltPlan Go.
According to Golf Datatech, golf rounds played in the U.S. were down 1.6 percent in July.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is removing color restrictions on players’ sneakers for the first time in league history, according to ESPN.
Garmont expanded the company’s sales team with the addition of the Outside Group and JCA Sales.
Merrell announced the appointment of Adam Craig to the position of vice president of sales, U.S.
Adidas is close to replacing Puma as the sponsor of Arsenal in a five-year deal valued at $385 million. The kit deal would rank at as the third biggest in soccer history.
The Ikon Pass announced that Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico will join the Ikon Pass community for winter 2018/2019.
Makura Sport has partnered with Sidelines Sports, a Canadian sporting goods wholesaler and distributor, to make the company’s mouthguards available to customers and athletes throughout Canada.
Seth Waugh, a former Deutsche Bank Americas CEO, has been named chief executive officer of the PGA of America.
Cannondale has appointed Nick Larsen as its new global creative director. Dennis Kim has been appointed marketing director and Katie McManus becomes senior manager for North American marketing.
Stio, the mountain lifestyle brand headquartered in Jackson Hole, WY, recently announced numerous new hires to support the company’s continued growth.
RYU Apparel Inc., creator of urban athletic apparel, reported sales of $114 million in the second quarter, 78 percent higher than the same period in 2017.
PVH Corp. announced that the company will be launching Izod in Europe this fall, starting in Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.
Surf9 LLC, a designer and manufacturer of footwear and inflatable watersports products, has made the annual Inc. 5000 List by Inc. Magazine at the 2,439th spot.
The Two Ten Footwear Foundation, the national charitable foundation of America’s footwear industry, said the Bruce Fendell Memorial Scholarship will be supporting two new scholars, Mariah Dorn and Michelle Verastegui, in their educational pursuits.
REI Co-op partnered with HBO to launch a nationwide Instagram contest, #CampingHBOContest, to celebrate the release of HBO’s new, original comedy series Camping, starring Jennifer Garner. Advance screening parties at will be held at three REI flagship stores across the country.
5.11 Tactical announced that Francisco Morales, co-founder and president of 5.11, has been appointed as the company’s CEO, effective September 4. 5.11 also announced the appointment of Matt Hyde as executive chairman.
The Trump administration and Mexico have reached a preliminary accord to end the North American Free Trade Agreement and replace the agreement with a deal that the administration wants to be more favorable to the United States, according to the Associated Press.
NSGA’s Hall of Fame Committee elected Bob Dickman, BSN Sports, Richmond, IN, and Ronny Flowers, Athletic Supply Inc., Odessa, TX, to join the organization’s Hall of Fame in 2019.
Ikon Pass holders now have access to nearly 10,000 acres of terrain in Utah between Deer Valley Resort, Alta, Snowbird and now Solitude Mountain Resort and Brighton Resort.
Kelly Gibson is stepping down as CEO of Rip Curl position to pursue new opportunities and is therefore also stepping down as SIMA president. SIMA’s board of directors appointed Shannan North of Billabong to fill the vacated president position.
VonZipper, the eyewear specialist, has hired Josh Hartley as global design director and chief officer of product.
High Five Events announce the return of Under Armour Inc. as the presenting sponsor of the 3M Half Marathon in Austin.
The French Tennis Federation is introducing a dress code at the French Open beginning in 2019 that drew particular attention for banning Serena William’s figure-hugging, black “catsuit.”