Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to continue to grow this summer as retailers stock up inventory to get ahead of higher tariffs, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker Report released Friday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Nation’s Best Sports (NBS), the nation’s oldest and largest sporting goods buying group, announced that they will be exhibiting at this month’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.
Lamar University athletics and Under Armour announced a new partnership agreement where Under Armour will become the official sports performance outfitter of the Cardinals beginning July 1, 2019.
Kathrine Switzer, women’s running pioneer and sports activist, officially signed with Chastain Film Capital to option the screen rights to her best-selling memoir, Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women’s Sports.
FBI background checks, as adjusted by the NSSF, were up 0.7 percent in May to 910,910 compared to the May 2018 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 904,834.
Peak Rock Capital has agreed to sell Lew’s Holdings, the owner of Lew’s Fishing, Strike King Lures and Hunters Specialties, to BDT Capital.
Scheels broke ground on a new store in Colorado Springs.
Flywheel Sports, the boutique fitness studio operator, has been taken over by Kennedy Lewis Investment Management LLC, a New York-based investment firm, and is working with an adviser to explore a possible sale, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Nike Inc. announced that Ratnakar Lavu will become the company’s first global chief digital information officer, effective June 17.
B&T USA will be partnering with Beck & Associates Outdoors to bring B&T’s line of firearms to retailers in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.
Mountain Khakis on Thursday announced that Lauren Reinzuch and Brooke Hornbeck have joined their team—Reinzuch as director of merchandising, design and development, and Hornbeck as senior designer.
Deuter USA on Thursday announced the addition of Jonathan Degenhardt, who assumes leadership of the marketing teams of Deuter and Ortovox in the U.S. market.
Adidas has signed on as a Founding Partner of United for Girls, a new initiative from the U.S. Soccer Foundation aimed at increasing opportunities for young girls and women from underserved communities to play soccer and reap its many benefits.
The Lindsey Vonn Foundation awarded scholarships to 22 girls to attend iD Tech’s summer STEM programs.
Mission Boat Gear LLC announced that it appointed Corey Uchtman as CEO.
Nike‘s renovated flagship in London will be the brand’s first sore to feature plus-size and para-sport mannequins.
Shock Doctor, the leading mouthguard developer, announced a partnership with NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. to support the launch of the new Interchange Lip Guard.
The Buckle Inc. announced that comparable store net sales for stores open at least one year for the 4-week period ended June 1, 2019, decreased 0.8 percent. Net sales decreased 1.1 percent to $61.5 million from net sales of $62.2 million.
Remington Arms will partially close its plant in Ilion, NY. this summer furloughing about 500 workers local leaders said.
Sellmark announced the addition of Kopfjager to the corporation’s family of popular brands.
Scott Sports acquired a majority share of Bold Cycles best known for its hidden shock bikes.
Peloton Interactive Inc. announced Wednesday that the brand had filed confidentially with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering.
Reebok and the Navy SEAL Foundation (NSF) announced their collaboration to support the Naval Special Warfare community.
At the 2019 Yale Mayors College & CEO Summit in New York City on June 4, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto honored Ed Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, for his work on gun safety measures.
Burton announced that it will be opening a retail store on lower Main Street in Park City, UT.
360 Adventure Collective, an association for outdoor and winter sales reps on the East Coast, announced On Snow Demo dates and venues providing on-snow testing experiences in New England up through 2022.
DMM, the UK-based climbing hardware manufacturer, appointed Mark Busby as VP of North American sales and marketing to lead its expansion into the North American market.
Evolife Apparel, the Japanese fitness apparel brand, has retained Mon Ethos Pro to support its launch in the U.S.
Rx3 Ventures, Founded by Aaron Rodgers and partners at Roth Capital, announced the launch of their $50 million growth fund focused on providing value-add capital to companies across the consumer landscape.
Research from PsychTests revealed that when it comes to athletic success, mental prowess plays a crucial role.
The American Alpine Club (AAC) said it is taking immediate steps to measure, minimize, and offset the organization’s own carbon emissions, as well as to divert staff resources and financial support toward political advocacy, scientific research through grants and developing resources for members to make sustainable choices as they plan trips and expeditions.
Fischer Skis, based in Auburn, NH, announced the promotion of Chris Hall to Nordic racing director.
LeagueSide, the largest youth sports marketing platform in the country, said recent technology enhancements to its proprietary platform now enables and empowers turnkey sponsorship campaigns nationally.
According to computer vision analysis from GumGum Sports, the jersey patch is the biggest sponsor location in-arena on social media for NBA games after Nike’s apparel sponsorship.
Fleet Feet celebrated Global Running Day with a nationwide 5K event called The Big Run.
Michael Greenberg, president, Skechers U.S.A. on Tuesday rang the NYSE closing bell to celebrate the company’s 20th year as a public company.
Duncan Finigan, global head of brand management and marketing at Oofos, died on May 26 after a lengthy battle with breast cancer. She was 59.
J. C. Penney Company Inc. announced that Victor Ejarque Lopez, formerly at Guess, has been named senior vice president, general merchandise manager for women’s apparel, reporting to Michelle Wlazlo, chief merchandising officer.
Saucony announced a new global brand platform: Run for Good.
Topgolf officially broke ground on Nebraska’s first venue in Omaha.
The World Surf League (WSL) announced on Tuesday a series of sustainability commitments that set a new standard for global professional sports.
SnoFolio announced a partnership with the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA).
Asics will collaborate with Asics Runkeeper app on a #DearShoes social giveaway and in-app challenge to celebrate Global Running Day, June 5, in the U.S. Events were also held at nearly 50 U.S. Asics stores and outlets.
Life Time, the fitness club, and Hoka One One announced a multi-faceted partnership “to empower people in all aspects of their health journey.”
Riddell unveiled Peoria High School as its Team of the Future to celebrate the launch of its 2019 Smarter Football program.
O. Mustad & Son, a Norwegian-based manufacturer and marketer of fishing hooks and accessories, acquired TUF-Line, the recreational fishing line business of Western Filament.
Toronto star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Monday claiming the footwear giant copyrighted the “Klaw” logo that he designed without his consent and is now blocking him from using the logo he believes he owns.
In continuation of their commitment to developing the next generation of football athletes, the NFL and Nike announced the Nike 11-On initiative, a scholastic-based, team-oriented, character-building program.
Salesforce, the leading provider of cloud-based software, is barring customers from using the company’s system to sell semi-automatic guns and other firearms.
Asics Corporation announced that Asics Ventures Corporation, the company’s investment subsidiary, has taken an equity stake in Aura Vision, a startup that provides in-store analytics for offline retailers.
Vail Resorts on Monday announced significant capital investments at Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek Resort, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Keystone Resort, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
Mercury Marine, a subsidiary of Brunswick Corp., on Monday announced the company has officially opened its $9 million, 23,500-square-foot expansion to the brand’s diecasting facility.
Callaway Golf Co. announced that the company’s Tokyo-based subsidiary, Callaway Golf K.K., acquired the remaining 48 percent stake in Callaway Apparel K.K., an apparel joint venture between Callaway and long-time partner, TSI Groove & Sports Co. Ltd.
Brunswick Corp. appointed Alexander Marchetti as senior director, investor relations.
PVH Corp. and G-III Apparel Group Ltd. announced that PVH’s Calvin Klein Inc. subsidiary and G-III have entered into a license agreement with an initial term of five years for the design, production and distribution of Calvin Klein Jeans women’s jeanswear collections in the U.S. and Canada.
Visa entered a five-year sponsorship agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation, to contribute to the company’s long-standing investment in the development of women’s soccer and support of the U.S. Women’s National Team through 2023.
PVH Corp. completed the acquisition of approximately 78 percent of the outstanding shares of Gazal Corporation Limited, PVH’s long-term partner in Australia, not previously owned.
USA Triathlon announced several key organizational updates including the election of Jacqueline McCook as president of the USA Triathlon board of directors and Joel Rosinbum as vice president of the board, becoming the first woman and elite paratriathlete, respectively, to hold the positions.
Jessup Manufacturing Company announced they have purchased Safe Glow Corporation for an undisclosed amount.
OrthoLite announced the hiring of Milton Brice as chief financial officer and Mark Coffield as general manager, Vietnam, as the company continues its global expansion and growth.
Walmart appointed Suresh Kumar to a new elevated chief technology officer and chief development officer role.
Sherpa Adventure Gear appointed Maria Vlahos as director of design.
HanesBrands Inc. announced that Tim Gibson has joined the company as director of business development, and Jim Dunne has joined as director of distributor sales.
New Balance partnered with Genies, the maker of avatars, on the launch of the Fresh Foam Roav shoe.