SIA Hires New Research Manager

SnowSports Industries America’s hired a new research manager, Kelly Davis. Davis has been tapped to oversee all research efforts related to the industry including the Retail Audit, Brand Share Reports, Sales and Orders Surveys among others. Additionall

Clif Bar Pushes Green Initiatives Ahead

Specialty retail sales representatives for Clif Bar & Co. will soon tread a lot lighter on the environment. Clif Bar is partnering with NativeEnergy to encourage its independent retail sales reps to reduce their climate footprint by using clean, renewable

3point5 Adds Six Brands to Training Community

3point5 experienced another significant increase in membership and expanded its presence in the cycling and golf categories. This week, 3point5 welcomed six new companies: Giro, Bell Powersports, Easton Cycling, Dansko, Saris Cycling Group, Macgregor Golf

TWC to Open New Madison Location

The Walking Company will open a new location in Madison, Wis. on May 18. At almost 1,500 square feet the new store will be located at West Towne Mall, which is home to stores such as Boston Store, JCPenney and Sears…

Chaco Promotes Busic to Director of Sales

Chaco has named Jeff Busic as the company’s new director of sales. Effective immediately, Busic will oversee all aspects of sales for the Paonia, Colorado-based Chaco and Ulu Boot footwear brands. A former retail manager with REI, Busic has been an integr

BCM Expands Fundraising Initiatives

Expanding beyond its traditional Summit for Someone fundraising events, Big City Mountaineers is tapping into events, in-store fundraisers and grants to raise money for its summer youth backpacking program…

Sport Chalet Opens New CA and AZ Stores

Sport Chalet, Inc. will open two new locations this week, one in Phoenix, AZ and one in Bakersfield, CA. The CA store will be a 42,000 sq. ft. store location at 5200 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93309. The Phoenix store will be a 41,000 sq. ft. loca

Crocs Inks Licensing Deal with Marvel Comics

Crocs, Inc. entered into a licensing agreement with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. to produce Crocs footwear and Jibbitz charms featuring characters ripped from the pages of Marvel's comic books including Captain America, The Fantastic Four, The Incredib

NSGA: Power Boating is Fastest Growing Sport

Among 16 sports and recreation activities with more than 20 million participants in 2006, power boating had the highest rate of growth, up 6.2% to 29.3 million power boaters, according to the new Sports Participation studies published annually by the Nati

Thinsulate to Sponsor U.S. Ski Teams

Thinsulate Insulation recently announced its commitment to a four-year sponsorship agreement as an official supplier to the U.S Alpine Ski Team and the U.S. Disabled Ski Team through the 2010-2011 race season…