Adams Arms promoted Jason East to the role of president.

Adidas has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the twentieth time in a row.

Asics will become the official tennis footwear and apparel partner of the Mouratoglou Academy.

Bauer Hockey announced a new partnership with hockey influencer and gaming star Andrew ‘Nasher’ Telfer.

Boardriders Inc., the owner of action sports brands including Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, and Element, launched a multi-year growth agenda by investing in a range of strategic initiatives across seven major pillars, fueled by its substantial progress in integrating the Billabong acquisition onto the Boardriders platform. In parallel, the company is repositioning a number of key executives.

Caleres announced that Angela Bass will join the company as chief human resources officer.

Camber Outdoors announced Emily Newman as its new executive director.

Colt Manufacturing Co. said it is suspending production of military-style weapons for civilian use including the popular AR-15. In a statement, Colt’s president and CEO Dennis Veilleux attributed the company’s shift to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons.

Fanatics appointed Michener (Mich) Chandlee as CFO. Chandlee, who brings to Fanatics nearly 30 years of global finance experience— including the last 18 years with Nike—will oversee the business and financial planning, accounting, investor relations, purchasing, tax, treasury, and divisional finance for the company.

Goldwin, the Japanese technical outdoor apparel brand, will open its second retail flagship store, the brand’s first outside of Japan, in San Francisco.

Gymshark, the U.K.-based fitness apparel start-up, has set up a North American headquarters in downtown Denver, CO.

Herb Philipson’s, failing to find a buyer in a bankruptcy auction, is liquidating its remaining three stores in Central New York.

Jack Wolfskin, the German-based outdoor brand owned by Callaway Golf Co., appointed Diana Seung as GM for the brand’s North American operation, which will be based in Salt Lake City, UT.

Kathmandu Holdings Ltd., based in New Zealand, reported net profits rose 13.7 percent in the year ended July 31 on a 9.7 percent revenue gain. The gains were led by Oboz, the U.S.-based outdoor footwear brand. Oboz’s sales grew 30 percent to U.S.$44.6 million.

Krimson Klover appointed Sophie Coffey to lead the marketing department at the company’s headquarters in Boulder, CO.

L.L. Bean announced that the company’s new retail location will open October 18 in Hadley, MA.

New Balance Athletics announced an agreement with Purdue University Global that provides a new tuition benefit program for its associates in the U.S.

NHS promoted Jeff Kendall to president and CMO.

Nike announced details on “Move to Zero”, the company’s move toward zero carbon and zero waste that includes a goal of minimizing climate change’s impact on sports.

Nike opened a new distribution center in Ham, Belgium, powered by renewable energy—the latest milestone in the company’s move to zero carbon and zero waste—to help protect the future of sports.

Nike is partnering with the China School Sports Federation [CSSF] to expand the China High School Basketball League [CHBL], increase the league’s intranational reach, invest in league marketing strategies, and provide playing apparel beginning with the 2019/20 season.

Nike and Xenith ended their endorsement deals with Antonio Brown following sexual assault accusations.

Nordstrom promoted Ken Worzel to COO.

Pentland Brands announced new executive team responsibilities and the addition of a new chief marketing officer role to help drive the international growth of its portfolio of sports, outdoor and active brands.

REI will open a retail store in North Conway, NH on September 27, the first for the company.

Riddell and Peyton Manning awarded equipment grants to 10 football organizations as part of the 2019 Smarter Football Initiative.

Science in Sport, the performance nutrition company, appointed James Simpson as CFO.

Shoe Carnival announced executive appointments: Cliff Sifford, in addition to continuing to serve as CEO, relinquished the president title and assumed the role of vice-chairman and Mark Worden, previously EVP, chief strategy and marketing officer, was promoted to president and chief customer officer. Other promotions include Tim Baker to EVP, chief retail operations officer and Kerry Jackson to EVP, chief financial and administrative officer and treasurer.

Stage Stores plans to begin converting its remaining department stores in February 2020 to the Gordmans off-price format.

The U.S. outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent ($427.2 billion) of current-dollar GDP in 2017 and grew faster than the overall U.S. economy, according to statistics released on Friday, September 20, by The Bureau of Economic Analysis.

VF plans to expand its current Workwear operations in Henning, TN and locate a new facility in Covington, TN investing nearly $7.5 million and creating over 220 new jobs in West Tennessee.

Xponential Fitness, the largest curator of boutique fitness brands in the world, appointed Michael Abramson as COO.

Yeti has become the “Official Insulated Cup” and “Official Insulated Cooler” of the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions.

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