SportsOneSource Announces 2015 SGB 40 Under 40 Honorees

The SportsOneSource Group announced the honorees for the eighth annual SGB 40 Under 40 Awards. This year’s class again contains individuals from all corners of the sporting goods industry who are recognized as leaders making a difference in their bu

40Under40 Nominations Close Today!

The nominating process for the 8th annual SGB 40under40 Awards will conclude today at 5pm EDT. Nominations are currently open to anyone born after January 1, 1975 that is working in the sporting goods, action sports, outdoor, snow sports or bicycle indus

SGB Magazine Launches Specialty Rep of the Year Awards

SGB Magazine and The SportsOneSource Group has launched a new event recognizing the hard work and tireless efforts of sales professionals serving the specialty retailer market. The SGB Specialty Rep of the Year awards program will honor nine individuals

Nike Inc. Sees Brighter Futures Ahead…

Nike Inc. reported an impressive 9 percent gain in revenues on a currency-neutral basis in the fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 30, with a 9 percent gain for Nike Brand and 11 percent for Converse. Even more encouraging, future orders were up 13 percent a

The Finish Line Swings to Fiscal Q3 Profit on Sales Jump

The Finish Line Inc. posted a profit of $2.3 million, or 5 cents a share, in its fiscal third quarter ended Nov. 30, rebounding from a net loss of $103,000, or less than one cent a share, a year ago. With results particularly aided by a 7.1 percent comp g

Billabong’s New CEO Unveils Turnaround Plan

Billabong’s new CEO Neil Fiske last week outlined a seven-point turnaround plan, which includes rebuilding the company’s global brands, sorting emerging brands, and fine-tuning merchandising strategies with fewer better styles…

Adidas Group Invests in Natural Fibers Company

Adidas Group's in-house venture capital fund agreed Dec. 19 to invest CN$2.0 million in CRAiLAR Technologies Inc., a Canadian company that makes natural fibers from flax, hemp and other plants that can be used to make a garment that is as soft and du

Club Ride Apparel Raises Capital to Fuel Expansion

Club Ride Apparel, one of the leaders in the casual-technical cycling apparel segment, secured $1 million in additional capital from Royal Street Investment & Innovation Center to support the company’s continued expansion…