Addaday welcomed Molly Huddle to its athlete team.
Adidas signed Kristaps Porzingis, star forward for the New York Knicks, to an endorsement deal.
Adidas’ incoming Creative Director, Richard Nicoll, set to take the post January 2017, passed away October 21 at the age of 39 of a reported heart attack.
Aerosoles promoted Sandy Coviello to Chief Product Officer, and rehired Alena Margolis for SVP, GM of USA Wholesale and First Cost.
Bitwalking, a U.K.-based app that converts activity-tracked steps into digital currency, inked a collaboration with wearable company Misfit.
BSN Sports, owned by Varsity Brands, acquired Steadman’s Sports Center based in Bossier City, LA.
Clarks Americas Inc., a subsidiary of C&J Clark Limited of England, will open its Americas corporate headquarters in Waltham, MA.
Event fabrics hired Dave Wilson as its new Sales Account Manager.
Fanatics Inc. entered a long-term agreement with the NHL as official manufacturer of a broad range of NHL apparel and headwear starting with the 2017/18 season.
GNC Holdings Inc. reported its third-quarter 2016 revenue slumped 8.1 percent to $628 million as same-store sales at the nutrition retailer’s domestic company-owned stores and domestic franchise locations fell 8.5 percent and 8.9 percent, respectively.
Johnnie-O hired Chris Knott, founder of Peter Millar, as Chief Merchandising Officer.
Keen named Casey Sheahan, former Patagonia CEO, as its next President.
Mission promoted Michael Abbott to COO and CFO, Shawna Hausman to EVP of E-commerce and Digital Marketing, and Travis Blasingame to SVP of Innovation and Merchandising.
New Era became the official authentic headwear provider of the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League.
Nordstrom’s EVP and CFO Mike Koppel will retire from the company in spring 2017.
Patagonia will close all of its retail stores, its headquarters and its distribution and customer service center on Election Day to encourage customers, employees and citizens to head to the polls.
POC expanded its partnership with the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team and will be its official provider of apparel starting January 1, 2017.
Sequential Brands Group Inc. entered a long-term agreement with Guirenniao Co. Ltd. to bring the And1 basketball brand to China.
Skratch Labs added Jay Peery as COO, John Simmons to VP of Sales and Jeff Donaldson as VP of Marketing.
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools named former Cascade Designs President Joe Mc Swiney as its CEO, effective October 19, 2016.
Teyana Taylor launched her own fitness brand Fade 2 Fit. The actor and singer is known for her workout dance in Kanye West’s “Fade” video.
Thule Group reported sales in the Americas declined 8.8 percent in currency-neutral terms in the third quarter, due primarily to recent retail bankruptcies and cautious ordering by bicycle dealers still working through their 2015 and 2016 bikes.
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