Wilson Promotes Shultz and Vietze to Regional Managers

Former Wilson Racquet Sports Territory Managers, Steve Schultz and Robert Vietze have been promoted to Regional Sales Managers in the West and Northeast, respectively. Jeff Adams remains the Southeast Regional Manager. The three will report to Charlie O

Russell Renews Georgia Tech Sponsorship

Russell Athletic renewed its sponsorship with hometown partner Georgia Tech, making Russell the Official Uniform and Apparel of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association (GTAA) for the next five years…

May Company to Close 32 Lord and Taylor Stores

The May Department Stores Company announced that it intends to “divest” 32 Lord & Taylor stores as part of its strategic repositioning of Lord & Taylor as an upscale fashion retailer. The affected stores are located in markets where Lord & Taylor lacks a

Big 5 Triples Q2 GAAP Net Income; Pro Forma Up 3.4%

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation reported financial net sales for the second quarter increased 4.6%, to $170.1 million from $162.7 million in the second quarter of 2002. Same store sales increased 0.9%, representing BGFV's 30th consecutive quarterly

Aldila Q2 Net Loss Triples on 6.6% Sales Decline

Aldila, Inc. reported net sales of $9.9 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2003, compared to net sales of $10.6 million in the second quarter of 2002. The company reported a net loss of $471,000 ($0.10 loss per share) for the second quarter of

West Marine July Comps Inch Up 1.0%

West Marine, Inc. reported that net sales for the four weeks ended July 26, 2003 were $76.1 million, a 28.5% increase from net sales of $59.2 million for the same period a year ago. Comparable store net sales for the four weeks ended July 26, 2003 increas

The Bon-Ton Proposes Elder-Beerman Merger

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. on Tuesday announced that it had submitted a proposal to the board of directors of The Elder-Beerman Stores Corp. that provides for a combination of the two companies in which all Elder-Beerman shareholders would receive $7.00 per

Sport Chalet Posts Fiscal Q1 Loss on Lower Sales

Sport Chalet, Inc. reported that sales for its first quarter ended June 30, 2003 increased 4.1% to 53.3 million, compared to $51.2 million in the yeara-go period. The increase is the result of opening two new stores in late November 2002, offset in part

Columbia Appoints New International Head

Columbia Sportswear Company has appointed William Tung to the post of Director of International Sales and Operations. Tung, who will report directly to president & CEO Tim Boyle, will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an international distr

Vail Resorts Decentralizing Sales and Marketing Group

Vail Resorts, Inc. is restructuring its sales and marketing focus and organization. Due to the growing number of resorts outside of Colorado, including Heavenly Resort, the Grand Teton Lodge Company, seven RockResorts luxury resort hotels, and the locati

Reebok Puts Its Stamp on the Specialty Market…

The award for analyst bad timing has to go to Merrill Lynch who last week downgraded shares of Reebok from BUY to NEUTRAL, citing “the possibility of increased inventory and a growing risk from its increased presence at Foot Locker” as reported by Dow Jon