Boa Technology Inc., creators of the Boa Performance Fit System, recently opened the doors of the company’s new global headquarters in Denver’s RiNo Art District, 3575 Ringsby Court.

CamelBak has appointed Greg Williamson as president of the company, effective July 16.

Brooks Running Co. is partnering with 30 specialty running retailers in the U.S. and Canada to launch the brand’s premium shop-in-shop.

Intradeco, a global vertical-manufacturing company in the textile industry, has acquired Headsweats, a leader in performance headwear.

Thule Group AB reported first-quarter earnings improved 10.7 percent to SEK 385 million as revenue increased 10.2 percent to SEK 2.2 billion.

Sports Direct Inc. said Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports, acquired in bankruptcy proceedings in May 2017, showed £9.2 million ($11.9 mm) in trading losses in the company’s fiscal year ended April 29.

In a letter to OIA members, Rich Harper, manager of international trade at OIA, said the trade war with China escalated last week as the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released a new list of products from China that could face $200 billion in retaliatory tariffs.

More than 300 million visitors travel to U.S. national parks every year to experience America’s iconic landscapes. But poor air quality in parks may negatively affect visitation, according to a study published in Science Advances by researchers from Iowa State University and Cornell University.

L.L.Bean announced the grand opening of the company’s newest retail store at The Shops at Yale in the Broadway District of New Haven.

La Sportiva announced the hiring of Wes Green as director of sales. Replacing long time sales leader Mark Day, who has retired, Green joins the brand from Big Agnes.

Hoka One One, Sanuk and Teva, divisions of Deckers Brands, announced they recently joined Camber Outdoors as corporate partners.

Speedo USA, a division of PVH Corp., announced that two-time Olympic gold medalist, seven-time FINA World Championships gold medalist and competitive swimming phenom Caeleb Dressel has joined Team Speedo USA.

Allbirds, the San Francisco-based shoe brand focused on sustainable materials, announced that Erick Haskell has joined as president of international. He was managing director of Asia Pacific at Under Armour.

Alterra Mountain Co. has appointed Kat Jobanputra to the position of senior vice president of retail/rental.

Yaktrax, the snow and ice traction brand, has opened the application portal for the company’s 2018-19 influencer team, #YakPak.

Amazon said that sales across the company’s Prime Day event surpassed Cyber Monday, Black Friday and the previous Prime Day, when comparing 36-hour periods, making this once again the biggest shopping event in Amazon history.

HeiQ Materials has announced a partnership with Concept III to strengthen the sales and support to the company’s brand partners in North America.

Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Wolverine World Wide Inc.’s ratings, including the company’s Corporate Family Rating to Ba1 from Ba2 and the company’s Probability of Default Rating to Ba1-PD from Ba2-PD.

Winmark Corp., the parent of Play It Again Sports, reported net income for the second quarter ended June 30 of $7.14 million, $1.73 per share, compared to net income of $5.53 million, or $1.23, a year ago.

Body Glove International, a leading watersports and outdoor active brand since 1953, announced the signing of legendary athlete, speaker and philanthropist Chris Bertish as an official ambassador.

Sea to Summit, a supplier of backpacking, camping, paddling and adventure travel gear, welcomed Andy Palmer to the company’s North American executive team as the team’s general manager.

Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings Inc. announced that the company’s stockholders, Seidler Equity Partners III L.P. and SK Capital Holdings L.P., have agreed to sell 2.82 million shares of the company’s common stock in a registered, underwritten public offering.

Dwyane Wade has signed a lifetime deal with the Chinese sports brand Li-Ning according to the Associated Press.

Deloitte’s “2018 Back-to-College Survey” shows that mobile and online shopping is hitting a plateau amongst parents.

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) is releasing a total of 90 Single Sport & Fitness Reports for 2018.

Beginning with the 2019 season, OT Sports will be an official on-field provider of home and road uniforms, including pants, for Minor League Baseball.

The special committee of the Perry Ellis International Inc. board of directors, which is composed of the independent directors, reiterated the committee’s commitment to the George Feldenkreis transaction and the committee’s intention to recommend that all Perry Ellis shareholders vote for the Feldenkreis transaction.

Brunswick Corp. announced that Joseph McClanathan has been elected to serve as a member of the company’s board of directors, as well as on the board’s human resources and compensation committee and finance committee.

SylvanSport CEO Thomas Dempsey worked closely with state officials, other North Carolina outdoor industry members and the North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to host delegates from all 11 states with Outdoor Recreation Industry Offices last week in Asheville, NC.

Reasonworx, the product development firm based in Salt Lake City, announced a new partnership with Clim8, a France-based intelligent thermal technology company.

Arc’Teryx paid tribute to athlete Marc-Andre Leclerc during the Arc’Teryx Climbing Academy by dedicating a night of speeches and events in his honor.

The North Face said the company is again partnering with dozens of climbing gyms and facilities worldwide to celebrate Global Climbing Day (August 18, 2018) and offering climbing opportunities in cities in the U.S., China, Europe, Canada and Mexico.

Industry veteran Geoff O’Keeffe has launched his new venture, O’Keeffe Consulting LLC.

The latest monthly results were reported yesterday by Stowe, VT-based Inntopia in the company’s monthly DestiMetrics Market Briefing to participating lodging properties and mountain communities across seven western states.

TomTom reported sales slid 25 percent in the second quarter in the company’s consumer segment, which includes PNDs, navigation apps and sports watches.

Academy Sports + Outdoors announced a multimedia sponsorship with ESPN-SEC Network and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) to become the Official Sporting Goods Retailer of the SEC.

U.S.-based footwear holding company StreetTrend LLC and Italian-based Investment firm Panda srl. announced the acquisition of a majority interest in the luxury Italian sneaker and footwear brand P448.

DSW announced the completion of the company’s kids program rollout in time for the back-to-school season.

The Global Surf Industries 2018 Life Is Better When You Surf Scholarship Program is now open for submissions from kids age 12-15 years old in the U.S.

The Surfrider Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of ocean, waves and beaches, announced the addition of Adriana Estrada, a leader in brand and innovation strategy, to the organization’s board of directors.

Adidas entered into a seven-year partnership with IUPUI Athletics to become the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of the Jaguars through the 2024-2025 season.

BSN Sports, a division of Varsity Brands and the nation’s largest direct marketer and distributor of sporting goods to the school and league markets, announced the company has completed the acquisition of Teamline LTD, based in Irving, TX.

Hilco Vision announced that former Native Eyewear co-founder George Schott has been appointed sales director for Hilco Vision Outdoor, leading the Croakies Leader Swim and Jonathan Paul Fitovers Eyewear brands.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) announced the launch of a new website,

Kammok, the climbing company, said the company’s CEO, Haley Robison, has been named one of the Top Conscious Business Leaders of 2018 by the quarterly print magazine Conscious.

LA Fitness officially launched the Living Healthy Podcast, an extension of the Living Healthy blog but in an audio format, which will serve as an additional resource for members and listeners to help them better stay on track with their health and fitness goals.

JBL signed Aaron Judge, the 2017 American League Rookie of the Year, as a brand ambassador.

The North Face announced that ski mountaineer and long-time athlete Hilaree Nelson will serve as captain for the Global Athlete Team. Conrad Anker currently holds the position and will serve as co-captain with Nelson through the remainder of 2018 before Nelson fully transitions to team captain in 2019.

On, the Swiss running brand, has signed a sponsorship deal with Mammoth Track Club from Mammoth Lakes, CA, through the end of 2020.

Eagan, MN-based Cheer Factor Inc.-The Warm-up Co. has announced the company’s 17th anniversary serving the dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, color guard, skating and swimming markets.

Kathmandu, the outdoor brand from New Zealand, on Monday announced the appointment of Bill Chandler to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing, Kathmandu North America.

Drexel Athletics has entered into a five-year partnership with Nike through BSN Sports. The agreement, which officially began on July 1, 2018, is part of BSN Sports Collegiate Select program.

Total spending for K-12 schools and college combined is projected to reach $82.8 billion, nearly as high as last year’s $83.6 billion, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights and Analytics.

Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc. announced the company’s back-to-school Comeback Season social media contest.

Breakthrough Golf Technology has reached an agreement with Chicago-based clubfitting chain Club Champion to distribute the company’s new Stability putter shaft that combines a scientifically advanced multi-material design with unique geometries.

June retail sales were up 0.07 percent seasonally adjusted from May’s strong performance and increased 4.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year as economic growth continued despite the U.S. trade war with China and other countries, the National Retail Federation said Monday. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants.

Pentland Brands Ltd. has announced the appointment of three directors to head up the company’s Team Sports (Canterbury & Mitre), Berghaus and Fashion footwear brands (Ted Baker & Karen Millen).

Outdoor Retailer on Monday announced a lineup of new experiences for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, July 22-26 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Unifi Inc. announced that a definitive agreement could not be reached with the owners of Complast S.A. (operating under the brand name EuroPET) and Technologia Textil Avanzada (operating under the brand name EuroFIL) to form a joint venture in Guatemala.

H.R. 6312, a modified version of PHIT, removes exercise videos and exercise equipment from the definition of medical care but is better positioned to move onto to the next stage of the legislative process.

Accell Group announced that the company has increased the company’s minority stake in Velosophy B.V. to 100 percent. Dutch company Velosophy is a fast-growing player in e-cargo bike solutions for consumers and the business market.

Reebok announced a new partnership with women’s award-winning playwright and actor Danai Gurira

Reasonworx, the fast-growing, business and product development firm based in Salt Lake City, announced additions to the company’s collective talent pool.

More than 15,000 representatives from the domestic and international recreational fishing and boating community converged on the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL, July 10-13, for the 61st International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST.