NFL, Nike and Fanatics reached a new partnership that extends Fanatics’ exclusive consumer product licensing rights to manufacture and distribute all Nike NFL adult products worldwide. The agreement is an enhancement to the U.S.-only deal signed in 2018.
Following the social media uproar over the news, the outdoor online retailer has been suing small business owners over the use of the word “backcountry,” Backcountry.com CEO Jonathan Nielsen wrote in an open letter that the retailer’s attempts to protect its brand “were not consistent with our values.”
Columbia Sportswear reported the passing of Gert Boyle, its chairman and matriarch since 1970. President and CEO Tim Boyle will serve as acting chairman.
Adidas announced its multi-year partnership with the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory to explore the boundaries of product innovation, human performance and sustainability.
Genesco’s Mimi Eckel Vaughn, currently SVP and COO, will become president and CEO, effective February 2, 2020.
Topgolf Entertainment Group will open the doors to its latest Greater Chicago area venue in Schaumburg on Friday, November 15.
Pelé Soccer opened a flagship location in Times Square in New York City.
El Cap, the parent company of Planet Granite and Earth Treks, acquired Movement Climbing + Fitness.
Emerald Expositions Events, which operates Outdoor Retailer, Surf Expo and more than 55 trade shows overall, acquired G3 Communications, producers of the B2B Marketing Exchange event series and an innovator in custom content and lead generation services.
Adorama Inc., the parent of Leisure Pro, the well-positioned scuba diving and snorkeling equipment supplier, acquired Scuba.com.
Fitbit, on November 1 said it agreed to be acquired by Google, reported a net loss of $51.9 million in the third quarter against a loss of $2.1 million a year ago. Sales were down 11.8 percent.
Olin Corp. reported Winchester sales for the third quarter were $188.7 million, a gain of 8.4 percent.
HanesBrands added LF Corporation as a distribution partner in South Korea to expand the number of Champion brand stores in South Korea.
Crocs announced the official opening of its new distribution center in Dayton, OH.
Nike signed Amanda Anisimova, the U.S. tennis player, to an endorsement deal that could be the largest signed by a teenager, according to reports.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) renewed its partnership with Team 22, the exclusive manufacturer of Under Armour lacrosse equipment.
Effective November 11, the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) headquarters will move to Downers Grove, a western suburb of Chicago.
Jackson Adventures is now the main corporate brand representing Jackson Kayak, Orion Coolers, Orion Kennels and Blue Sky Boatworks. The consolidation simplifies 10 years of new product entries, four separate brand infrastructures and the beginning of new offerings from all divisions
Firearms background checks, as adjusted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), reached 1,105,335 in October against 1,005,062 in October 2018, a gain of 10.0 percent.
American Baitworks Co. completed its investment in Set The Hook (STH ) Bait Co., a tackle company with a focus on finesse fishing tackle for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, Panfish and Walleye.
Planet Fitness signed an Area Development Agreement with Bravo Fit Holdings Pty Ltd., which will bring a minimum of 35 Planet Fitness locations to Australia over the next several years.
Delta Apparel, the parent company of iconic brands Salt Life and Soffe, among others, has increased its estimates for both sales and earnings per share for the fiscal fourth quarter and full-year ending December 31.