The TJX Companies See May Comps Jump 5%

The TJX Companies, Inc. May 2007 sales were $1.4 billion, up 9% over the $1.3 billion achieved during the four-week period ended June 3, 2006. Consolidated comparable store sales for the four-week period ended June 2, 2007, increased 5% over last year…

Grassroots Early Show Ready to Launch

The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance will kick off its annual Early Show on June 11th. Historically, the Early Show is an invitation-only event for 30 vendors to meet with the 32 retailers in the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance. Each member
is required to meet wit

Chaco to Offset Travel to Grassroots Early Show

The Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, Chaco Footwear, and Native Energy are proud to announce that travel for Grassroots
retail members, totaling 92 buyers, will be offset by Native Energy for this year's Early Show, slated for June 11th-14th at Snowbird

OR Hires New Digital Media Director

Nielsen Sports Group hired Matt Ramirez as the director of digital media for the biannual Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade shows. In this new position, Ramirez will develop and drive strategic marketing initiatives aimed at improving the overall digital exper

Nautilus to Open New Outlet in OR

Nautilus is opening a new apparel and footwear factory outlet for cycling, running and fitness enthusiasts Friday, June 8 at the Woodburn Company Stores complex along Interstate 5 at Woodburn, OR. The 2,400-foot factory store is the twelfth such store ope

Zumiez May Comps Jump 11.2%

Zumiez Inc. total net sales for the four-week period ended June 2, 2007 increased 51.6% to $22.7 million, compared to $15.0 million for the four-week period ended May 27, 2006. The company's comparable store sales increased 11.2% for the four-week pe

Everlast Inks Licensing Deal with Michelin

Everlast Worldwide Inc. signed a worldwide license agreement with Michelin Lifestyle Limited. MLL has partnered with Everlast to create a new line of technically advanced professional boxing footwear. Everlast will launch the new professional boxing footw

Mark Wilford Joins Metolius as Sales Rep

Metolius hired a new regional Sales Representative for the Midwest territory, Mark Wilford. Based in Fort Collins, Wilford joins Metolius with 19 years of outside sales experience in the Midwest and over 35 years of climbing experience. In his years of ex

Forzani Q1 Earnings Double on 5% Revenue Increase

The Forzani Group Ltd. net earnings for the first quarter were $700,000, or two cents per share, compared to the prior year's first quarter of $300,000, or one penny per share. Retail system sales for the quarter were $308.4 million, an increase of 3

Ellen Brown Joins Isis

Isis appointed Ellen Brown as independent sales representative for its Rocky Mountain regional territory. She joined the team on May 15. She replaces former representative, Polly Tucker…

OIWC adn TAPS to Co-Host OR Clinics

Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) and the Trade Association of Paddlesports (TAPS) are co-hosting two first-of-their-kind women-focused events at the paddle tank during Summer Outdoor Retailer 2007. Both events, underwritten by Kokatat, will be

New Era Cap Appoints New Counterfeiting Czar

New Era Cap Company Inc. has promoted Tony Swaffield to Director of Brand Protection in an effort to combat counterfeiting of its products on a global scale. With his new position, Swaffield, whose experience in both the public and private enforcement fie