Former NFL running back Herschel Walker, former Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, golfer Natalie Gulbis, three-time beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor and Dr. Mehmet Oz will be appointed to President Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition.
Famous Footwear has appointed Molly Adams as president, effective May 29. Adams comes to Caleres from The Walt Disney Co., where she was executive vice president, global merchandising and product development since 2008.
Five more senior managers at Nike Inc.—Steve Lesnard, Helen Kim, Simon Pestridge, Tommy Kain and Ibrahem Hasan—have left the company, according to a report in the New York Times.
Columbia Sportswear announced the appointment of Michael Richardson to serve as vice president of global merchandising for the Columbia brand.
Skechers filed a lawsuit against Adidas over the allegations at the heart of the FBI’s investigation into college basketball. Skechers charges it was at an unfair disadvantage due to the alleged schemes whereby Adidas paid amateur players for their endorsements.
Peak Resorts Inc. announced strong initial sales for the company’s 2018/19 season pass offerings, including the Peak Pass.
Outdoor Retailer announced the show’s popular demo experience, this year called “Urban Adventures,” will make the show’s Denver debut downtown at Confluence and Commons Parks, on Sunday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Buckle Inc. reported comparable store net sales, for stores open at least one year, for the four-week period ended May 5, 2018 decreased 3.4 percent from comparable store net sales for the four-week period ended May 6, 2017.
H2O Performance Paddles welcomed Rob Yager to the H2O Paddles Team. Yager will be H2O’s full time U.S. account manager responsible for developing H2O’s US retail network.
La Sportiva announced the hiring of Caraway & Co as the brand’s sales representatives in the Southwestern U.S.
REI and First Descents have partnered to provide outdoor experiences for young adults impacted by cancer beginning May 12.
Adidas has agreed to replace Puma as the kit sponsor for the Premier League-bound Wolverhampton Wanderer team.
O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc., the firearms manufacturer, announced the company’s decision to discontinue selling products to Dick’s Sporting Goods, and the company’s subsidiary, Field & Stream, in response to their hiring of gun control lobbyists in April.
Bass Pro Shops has canceled plans for a store in Palm Beach County, Florida, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Helinox, the maker of lightweight collapsible furniture, announced the hiring of a VP of marketing, Azul Couzens, and a VP of sales, Trudy Hutton.
About 1,800 Specialized Bicycles with Stout cranks are being recalled. A statement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the driveside crankarm can disengage and cause the rider to lose control, posing fall and injury hazards. No injuries have been reported.
Grambling State University Athletics and Adidas announced a multi-year partnership. Adidas will become the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of the Tigers through the 2022-2023 season.
Shareholders on May 9 voted to require Sturm Ruger to complete a report on the reputational and financial risks posed to the company by gun violence.
Peloton, the in-home cycling studio specialist, announced the company’s first foray into the international marketplace.
Safilo Group S.p.A. reported first-quarter gross profit reached €127.5 million, up 9.1 percent compared to €116.8 million in the first quarter of 2017.
Zumiez Inc. announced, that total net sales for the four-week period ended May 5, 2018 increased 3.7 percent to $58.6 million, compared to $56.5 million for the four-week period ended April 29, 2017.
DSW announced the launch of DSW VIP, a redesigned loyalty program for its 25 million members. The new program provides new benefits, tiers, experiences and more.
Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, set grand opening celebrations for re-opened stores in Appleton, WI, and Fort Worth, TX.
Oboz Footwear announced that Apex Outdoor Sales, led by Vanessa Downey, will represent Oboz in the south-central states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Eastern Kentucky University athletics and Adidas announced a new multi-year partnership. Adidas becomes the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of the Colonels.
TSC Apparel has purchased Portland, OR-based Thinc Actionwear. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fanatics announced the opening of Fanatics Germany. The company’s newest international hub will be located in Hamburg and will serve the German and further European markets.
Balega International, the performance sock vendor, debuted a new website this week at balega-socks.implus.com.
To mark the introduction of long distance hiker and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis’ new book, Farm to Feet has partnered with a number of companies to launch The Pursuit of Endurance Sweepstakes.
The National Ski Areas Association awarded seven ski areas top honors for their 2017-18 marketing programs. NSAA announced the winners at its national convention and trade show last week in Marco Island, FL.
The American Alpine Club, the country’s oldest and largest climbing and mountaineering member organization, has announced the organization’s 2018 inductees to the Hall of Mountaineering Excellence and the winner of the 2018 H. Adams Carter Literary Award.
NASCAR and Camping World have expanded their agreement to provide Gander Outdoors naming rights to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Beginning in 2019, the national series will be rebranded as the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series.
Withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement would cost retailers and consumers up to $16 billion a year and lead to the loss of 128,000 retail-related jobs over the next three years, according to an AT Kearney study.
Nautilus Inc. reported essentially flat earnings as a modest sales gain was offset by a 320 basis point drop in gross margins. Margins were impacted by a reduction in Direct gross margins, coupled with a shift in segment revenue mix from Direct to Retail.
Fitbit Inc. introduced new apps and clock faces to help people better manage their health, directly from the wrist.
Nike Inc. announced that Rosemary St. Clair has become the new VP, GM of global women’s and Cesar Garcia becomes the new VP, GM global running, effective immediately.
Delta Apparel Inc. reported net earnings increased slightly in Q2 on a 2 percent revenue gain. Gross margins in the company’s branded segment and DTG2Go business offset the impact of higher raw materials on its activewear business.
Adidas Outdoor USA has re-signed climber Kai Lightner, 18, to the company’s team of athletes.
Dick’s Sporting Goods will open four new Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in May. The stores are in Aurora, CO; West Long Branch, NJ; Gurnee, IL and McAllen, TX.
Upventur, a social platform for the outdoor and travel space, has acquired Yonder, an app built to inspire and enable the love of the outdoors. Terms were not disclosed.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that adjusted firearms background checks (excluding permit checks and rechecks) were down 4.2 percent year-over-year (Y/Y) in April.
Vans announced the top five high schools in the ninth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition.
Weyco Group Inc. reported sales at Bogs were down 2 percent in the first quarter. Companywide sales were up 1 percent.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation said the foundation’s board of governors unanimously voted to expel Dick’s Sporting Goods from membership for conduct detrimental to the best interests of the Foundation.
Nike Inc. filed a lawsuit accusing rival Puma over the alleged use of the company’s patented Flyknit, Air and cleat assembly technologies without authorization.
Iconix Brand Group Inc. reported net earnings on an adjusted basis fell 54 percent in the first quarter on a 17 percent revenue decline. Results were in line with expectations.
Hampton University and Under Armour Inc. announced a new partnership agreement.
Gore-Tex has named climber Alex Megos to the company’sglobal athlete team.
Everlast Worldwide, a manufacturer, marketer and licensor of boxing, MMA and fitness equipment, has signed a new two-year deal with MMA fighter and #TeamEverlast athlete Dustin Poirier.
Pentland has appointed Gianni Georgiades as CEO of Lacoste Footwear JV.
Retail industry employment increased by 3,700 jobs seasonally adjusted in April over March and 48,900 jobs unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said.
Fly-fishing equipment company Tenkara USA has named industry veteran Patrick Stratton CEO. He will join Daniel Galhardo on the senior management team.