The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced Friday that its board of directors has selected Frank Hugelmeyer as the association’s next president. Hugelmeyer leaves the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, where he had served as president since 2015. Prior to that, he was CEO of the Outdoor Industry Association. Click here to read the article.

PGA Tour Superstore announced the opening of four stores over the next two months. The locations include Austin, Boston, Denver and Sarasota.

Brunswick Corp. on Friday announced that as part of the company’s strategy to expand its presence and scale within the emerging and fast-growing boat club segment, it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Freedom Boat Club (FBC), the segment’s largest operator.

Asics Corp. released its 2018 Sustainability Report that showed the company making significant progress in reducing CO2 emissions.

OT Sports and Mossy Oak have partnered to add the camouflage patterns of Mossy Oak into professional sports markets for retail opportunities with fan jerseys and apparel and specialty jersey opportunities for professional players to wear during a game and later auction off for charity.

ISA TanTec, the eco-friendly leather manufacturer, celebrated the grand opening of a new showroom set up in their Italian tannery, Scamosceria del Brenta Srl (Scabrenta), located in Bassano del Grappa on May 9.

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. reported earnings in the fourth quarter ended March 30 rose 26.1 percent on a 10 percent comp gain.

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Discount chain Fred’s announced Thursday it is closing 104 underperforming stores as part of an “ongoing effort to rationalize its store footprint.”

The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria unveiled its fifth annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index that showed Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) led this year’s ranking as the most trusted brand in Canada.

Skechers USA Inc. announced Thursday that the company has named Katherine J. Blair to its board of directors as an independent member.

Duluth Holdings Inc. (dba Duluth Trading Company) on Thursday announced the grand opening of its 52nd store in Rogers, AR.

Kathmandu Holdings Ltd. said it is splitting the COO and CFO functions as part of a structural change aimed at enhancing its focus on international expansion while continuing to strengthen its Australasian operation.

West Marine announced the hiring of Ron Baime as chief merchandise officer.

Dillard’s Inc. reported net income for the 13 weeks ended May 4, 2019, of $78.6 million, or $2.99 per share, compared to net income of $80.5 million, or $2.89 per share, for the prior-year first quarter.

Consumer retail purchases of sporting goods equipment, athletic footwear and athletic apparel increased to $69.9 billion for the categories tracked by the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) in 2018, an increase of 1 percent versus 2017.

Title Nine, one of the largest, and the original, female-owned independent specialty retailer in North America, announced the opening of the submission period for its second-annual Movers & Makers Pitchfest.

Retail sales were down 0.2 percent in April seasonally adjusted from March but up 5.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said.

NBA players Tony Parker and Nicolas Batum said on Monday they bought two ski resorts in the southern French Alps, according to a report in Reuters.

With hopes that their children will earn college athletic scholarships or even make it to the professional leagues, many parents are spending a significant portion of their income and time on youth sports, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of TD Ameritrade.

Aftershokz, the leader of bone conduction headphone technology, announced its new partnership with Ragnar Relay to become the official headphones partner for both the road and trail series.

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) announced a new corporate and strategic partnership with OpSec Security, a firm specializing in fighting counterfeiting, diversion and fraud.

European lifestyle retailer Snipes has acquired KicksUSA and will transition its brand, signage and operations to 62 existing KicksUSA stores along the East Coast.

Macy’s Inc. reported earnings declined in the first quarter but easily topped Wall Street’s consensus estimates. Same-store sales inched up 0.6 percent. The department store giant confirmed its guidance for the year.

Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd. reported revenues grew 8.4 percent in the first quarter but earnings slumped 20.9 percent.

Adidas re-elected Igor Landau as chairman of the Supervisory Board.

JD Sports Fashion PLC appointed former North Face executive Kath Smith as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Asensei Inc., which specializes in digital sports coaching and smart apparel, announced the addition of former CamelBak and Specialized executive Tara Moeller to the board of directors.

Nike admitted that in the past its female sponsored athletes have had their pay cut back for ‘performance-based payment reductions’ related to pregnancy but it changed the policy in 2018.

PVH Corp. announced the evolution of its Corporate Responsibility (CR) strategy – Forward Fashion – a vision for the future that sets a new level of ambition and transparency; and reinforces its long-standing commitment to sustainable business.

REI Co-op announced plans to more than double its e-bike offerings in 2019 and a $110,000 grant to PeopleForBikes to support cycling advocacy and infrastructure programs.

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the nonprofit trade association for the outdoor industry, has released the Outdoor University education schedule for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.

SOG Knives and Tools is partnering with Outtech Inc. to represent SOG in the specialty sales channel in all lower 48 US states.

A new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that one in six children aged 5 to 15 who has a concussion will go on to experience a repeat concussion within two years.

Vionic, the comfort footwear brand, appointed Jerry Williamson in the role of senior vice president of global sales, and Angela Caltagirone as the new senior vice president of digital and brand marketing.

Outdoor and lifestyle socks brand Darn Tough Vermont on Monday announced the appointment of Jim Decker as chief technology officer and John LeBourveau as director of human resources.

Outdoor gear and accessories brand Nemo Equipment has hired Freestone Sales Group to grow sales and service existing accounts in the Rockies.

Uncharted Supply Co., maker of emergency preparedness products, on Monday announced the addition of Jordan Parise and Ryan Heuser.

The Snowsports Merchandising Corporation (SMC), Sports Specialist Ltd. (SSL), and Nation’s Best Sports (NBS) announced plans join together to hold their Hardgoods Committee meetings in Park City, UT, in late October.

ElliptiGO Inc., the pioneer of stand-up cycling, announced the addition of two new team members at both their San Diego headquarters and in the field—Jessica DellaRossa and Cindy Decker.

Mueller Sports Medicine has signed on as the Official Sponsor of The World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT).

Conference USA and Vicis, the maker of football helmets, announced a partnership to extend access to the Vicis Zero1 conference-wide and educate football players on the latest safety advancements in sports equipment.

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition announced the launch of Higg Co., a public benefit company that will develop the technology that delivers the Higg Index.

Fanatics announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with MLB rookie sensation Pete Alonso, who will join its roster of athletes housed under the company’s memorabilia division, Fanatics Authentic.

Emerald Expositions Events Inc. appointed Sally Shankland to the position of president and CEO of Emerald. Phil Evans, Emerald’s interim president and CEO, will continue to serve as the company’s CFO.

Lululemon in a regulatory filing declared that founder Chip Wilson’s right to appoint a board director has been terminated.

Eddie Bauer agreed to a settlement with Iowa-based Veridian Credit Union over a class action lawsuit related to a 2016 data breach, according to documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The retailer admitted no wrongdoing in the filing.

RYU Apparel Inc. reported revenue for the year ended December 31 reached $5.05 million, 67 percent higher than revenue of $3.0 billion in 2017.

Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd. reported revenues expanded 2.9 percent in April, to $877.9 million from $853.3 million.

Academy Sports + Outdoors opened its first store in Gastonia, NC. It is Academy’s 6th Charlotte metropolitan area store.

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