After debuting January 2018, the Ikon Pass enters its third season with 41 global mountain destinations, a new four-day product, and continued pass holder benefits. Read more

Pure Archery Group announced the promotion of Jon DuMars to the position of VP of sales. Read more

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and New Balance Athletics Inc. announced a new multiyear agreement that will make the global athletic brand an official marketing partner of the NBA. Read more

Winmark Corp., the parent of Play It Again Sports, said Steven A. Murphy, current president, franchising has resigned. Renae M. Gaudette, the company’s vice president, franchising has been named president, franchising; Read more

In an update, Columbia Sportswear said it its 2020 results “to be significantly affected” by the coronavirus outbreak as the epidemic impacts both its business in the Asia region and its supply chain. Read more

A Survey of nearly 170 firms by the American Chamber of Commerce in China, (AmCham China), found nearly one-third of U.S. firms with exposure to China are facing increased costs and significantly reduced revenue due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more

Josh Simon, most recently VP and head of global strategy for product, design, merchandising and categories at Nike, has been appointed VP of consumer products for Netflix, according to a report from VarietyRead more

Peloton Interactive Inc. and the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) on Thursday announced that they have fully settled the litigation brought last year by 14 NMPA members. Read more

Modell’s Sporting Goods said two more stores in Manhattan will not be closing as planned due to negotiations with landlords, according to a Bloomberg report. Read more

Stage Stores Inc. has reportedly laid off more than 20 percent of its corporate staff and plans to close more than 70 of its approximately 700 stores, according to a report from Retail Dive. Read more

Stack Sports, a provider of sports technology, announced that it has extended its partnership with New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS), which will leverage the new U.S. Soccer Connect platform for its member club management. Read more

DTLR, a nationwide lifestyle retailer with more than 240 stores in 19 states, on Thursday, announced multiple promotionsRead more

Remington Products Company announced it has recently acquired the Foot Petals brand from RG Barry Corporation. Read more

Active Ride Shop, the skate chain based in Ontario, CA, announced that Bedford Ventures Inc. has acquired its assets from GemCap Lending following an auction process. The new owners plan to re-open three stores this spring. Read more

J.C. Penney Company reported earnings on an adjusted basis fell 24.6 percent in the fourth quarter as same-store sales were down 7.0 percent. Read more

VF Corp. announced the closing of its €500 million green bond offering, representing the first green bond issued in the apparel and footwear industry. Read more

RYU Apparel said it has scaled back growth plans, significantly reduced its corporate headcount and closed two mall locations due to challenges the four-year-old activewear brand has faced securing funding. Read more

BSN Sports, a division of Varsity Brands, announced a partnership with National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), the United States’ leading professional women’s softball league. Read more

Vista Outdoor Inc. announced that the company, along with its brands, joined a diverse group of outdoor stakeholder groups and companies in a letter to the House Veterans Affairs Committee in support of the Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors ActRead more

To celebrate the memory and legacy of Jake Burton Carpenter, the Burton Snowboards founder who died last year, the inaugural “A Day for Jake” will take place at 13 ski resorts around the world on Friday, March 13. Read more

Winmark Corp., the parent of Play It Again Sports, reported earnings rose 10.4 percent in the fourth quarter to $8.46 million, or $2.08 per share, from $7.66 million, or $1.83, for the same period last year. Read more

Asolo USA on Wednesday named Velocity Sales & Marketing as its representatives for the New England region.  Read more

The National Retail Federation on Wednesday forecasted that retail sales during 2020 will increase between 3.5 percent and 4.1 percent to more than $3.9 trillion despite uncertainty from the lingering trade war, coronavirus and the presidential election. Read more

Revolve Group, the fashion e-tailer, reported sales in the fourth quarter ended December 31 rose 15.5 percent to $147.6 million from $127.7 million. Read more

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are more likely to be canceled than moved or rescheduled if, by late May, the coronavirus outbreak is deemed too dangerous to go ahead with the original schedule, according to International Olympic Committee member Dick PoundRead more

Planet Fitness Inc. reported earnings in the fourth quarter ended December 31 rose 20.6 percent on an adjusted basis as revenues climbed 9.8 percent. Read more

Mayweather Boxing + Fitness announced today its downtown Chicago location will open on March 14 at 219 W.Hubbard, Chicago, IL. Read more

Gary McCord, the popular golf television analyst, author and speaker, has signed on as a keynote speaker at the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) 56th Annual Management Conference & 22nd Annual Team Dealer Summit. Read more

Vans has promoted David Tichiaz to GM of Vans Americas. Tichiaz replaces Mitch Whitaker, who was appointed to the newly created role of VP and managing director, VF Japan. Read more

SquadLocker, a leading uniform and custom team gear provider, announced the closing of a $20 million Series C funding round led by late-stage growth company investor ABS Capital PartnersRead more

Deckers Brands on Tuesday announced the appointment of Juan R. Figuereo to its board of directors effective March 1. Read more

Executives from Journeys, Keen Footwear, DSW, Caleres, Target and BBC International are among the speakers at FDRA’s 2020 Footwear Executive SummitRead more

Dillard’s Inc. reported earnings per share of $2.75 for the fiscal fourth quarter ended February 1, down from $3.22 in the year-ago period and shy of Wall Street’s consensus expectation of $3.01. Read more

Modell’s Sporting Goods list of the 19 stores it plans to close includes nine locations in its hometown of New York City. The retailer initially said it planned to close 24 stores but rent concessions will keep five open. Read more

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced that it has hired Beth Hughes as VP, trade & customs policy, and Megan Balkovic as director, membership experience & industry engagement. Read more

Surf Expo on Tuesday said it would keep its show in September in Orlando, FL, despite having to cancel last year’s event because of Hurricane Dorian. Read more

Foot Solutions Inc., a franchisor of custom orthotics and footwear retail locations, announced the acquisition of the business by a group of private investors. Read more

360 Adventure Collective (360AC) named Stacey Gellert as its executive director. Read more

Grangers, the aftercare solutions brand headquartered in Derbyshire, England, announced its partnership with Sea to Summit, as its exclusive American distributor. Read more

Macy’s Inc. reported both earnings and sales were down in the fourth quarter but sales were down less than expected and earnings exceeded Wall Street’s consensus target. Read more

VF Corp. has been recognized by Ethisphere, as a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, and as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth consecutive year. Read more

Timberland is offering to plant a tree every time an online customer chooses to have their orders delivered in four to eight days versus the standard three days, according to a report from Reuters. Read more

Chadron State College athletics, in conjunction with Lou’s Sporting Goods of Fremont, NE, entered into an agreement with Adidas America Inc. to make Adidas the exclusive brand of athletic products for the department, effective immediately. Read more

GymShark, the U.K.-based fitness apparel start-up, announced the opening its first pop-up store in Central London. Read more

The Big Gear Show (BGS), the outdoor industry’s new hard goods-focused trade show set for Salt Lake City, UT this summer, announced Monday that the July 2020 event will start with a demo event at Deer Valley Resort. Read more

Modell’s Sporting Goods on Monday announced that the retailer was formally launching a “crowdsourcing campaign” to find an outside investment to support the retail business.  Read more

Kokatat, a manufacturer of paddling gear and protective garments for government and military customers, is expanding its manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Arcata, CA, and adding 30 new jobs. Read more

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. announced it has signed global padel star Fernando Belasteguín, known as “Bela,” to its Advisory Staff. Read more

Asics North America unveiled two new commercial spots at the center of their 2020 North American “I Move Me” brand marketing campaign. Read more

In conjunction with The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation, The Lindsey Vonn Foundation (LVF) has established The Dick’s Foundation Sports Matter Scholarship for underprivileged youth athletes across the country. Read more

Brooks Sports saw sales climb 3.5 percent in 2019 despite the opening of a new distribution center that presented logistical challenges, according to the Annual Report of the running brand’s parent, Berkshire HathawayRead more

From April 17-18, Utah State University will hold two separate exhibits for its graduating students from the Outdoor Product Design & Development (OPDD) Program. Read more

Tilly’s Inc. appointed Jon Kosoff as chief digital officer. Read more

On January 14, the Denver, CO-based knife company Outdoor Edge Cutlery Corp. filed a patent infringement complaint in Colorado Federal Court against American Outdoor Brands Corporation for a replaceable razor blade knife that Outdoor Edge claims David Bloch, president, designed and first brought to market in 2013. Read more

Citi Trends Inc. appointed David Makuen as chief executive officer, effective March 9, 2020. Makuen was an executive at Five Below. Read more

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