Acquisitions Push Escalade’s Q2 Sales Up 55%

Escalade, Incorporated net sales in the second quarter increased 55% to $49.8 million and for the first half increased 59% to $78.9 million when compared the the same periods last year. Sporting goods sales increased 13% to $26.4 million due mainly to the

ICON Granted Stay in Crossbow Ruling

ICON Health & Fitness announced that this morning, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. stayed the injunction issued by the U.S. District Court in Seattle. The injunction, which would have prevented ICON from using the mark “CrossBow

adidas Signs Garnett to Lifetime Deal

adidas has signed six-time NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves to a lifetime endorsement deal. Along with the reigning two-time MVP, Tim Duncan, and the reigning NBA scoring champion, Tracy McGrady, Garnett gives adidas three of the f

Gart and Sports Authority Complete Merger

Gart Sports Company and The Sports Authority, Inc. have completed their merger of equals. In separate meetings held this morning in Denver, CO and Fort Lauderdale, FL, shareholders of both companies approved the previously announced transaction. The marke

Close-Outs Dominate the Action at WSA…

We just knew what kind of show WSA was going to be when the first people we ran into in the aisle was an executive team from one of the country’s largest family footwear chains and they had their CFO with them — and he brought his calculator with him…

Puma Still Rocking Along in Q2…

While the Puma booth at WSA wasn’t as packed as past shows, the folks at the trend-setting brand had plenty to be pleased about as the company posted yet another stellar quarter in Q2. In currency-neutral terms, consolidated group sales increased to 56.

Fleet Feet Names Brooks Top Footwear Vendor

Brooks Sports Inc. has been chosen as the Fleet Feet Footwear Vendor of the Year for the second year in a row. Brooks was previously named Fleet Feet Apparel Vendor of the Year in 1999, 2000 and 2001…

Dyer to Resign from Sears Consumer Direct Post

Dave Dyer, the chief executive officer who led a recovery at Lands' End before its subsequent sale to Sears last year, told employees Wednesday he would leave his current post as head of Sears' customer direct division on Aug. 8 to pursue other

Puma Q2 Earnings Jump 124% on 46% Sales Gain

Puma reported that second quarter consolidated sales increased 46.1% to €300.9 ($342.2) million. On a currency neutral basis, sales were up 56.8%. Apparel gained 63.4% and footwear grew 41.2% in the quarter. In the Americas, positive growth in the U.S.

Liquidmetal Q2 Loss Widens as Sales Triple

Liquidmetal(R) Technologies, Inc. reported revenues for the second quarter increased 199% to $6.4 million from revenues of $2.1 million for the second quarter of 2002. Due to restructuring efforts, the loss from continuing operations in the second quarte

Huffy Signs Japan Golf Licensee

Huffy Corporation has signed a licensing agreement with California-based CACOS Sports Equipment to design, manufacture, market and distribute Tommy Armour, Teardrop and Zebra branded golf clubs and accessories in Japan…