WWE announced the appointment of Sarah Cummins as senior vice president, consumer products. Prior to joining WWE, Cummins was head of business development & strategic partnerships at New York Road Runners Inc.
Camping World Holdings Inc. announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Coates RV with locations in Hugo and Cloquet in Minnesota.
Wigwam Mills Inc., the maker of premium, made-in-the-USA socks, has announced it is searching for Wigwam brand ambassadors to wear and represent their socks and the Wigwam brand during the current year. The program, called #TeamWigwam, will include a diverse group of approximately 12 of athletes.
The Freeride World Tour (FTW) reached new safety partnerships with backcountry brands, Black Diamond, Pieps and Vibram, while continuing its partnerships with ISTA and RECCO (search and rescue devices).
G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. announced the appointment of Fran Della Badia as president of AM Retail Group, Inc., the retail subsidiary of G-III that operates stores and websites for its DKNY, Wilsons Leather, G.H. Bass and Karl Lagerfeld Paris brands and stores for the Calvin Klein Performance brand.
Camping World has closed a Gander Outdoors stores in Appleton, WI, the third Gander Outdoors to close since re-opening the former Gander Mountain chain.
Surf Technicians has launched a new sales strategy and team to support further growth. Current Southern California sales rep Ryan Mahoney is moving to Panama with his family and will manage all international sales with current and future distributors. Long time Surftech employee Joe Scaturro will take over the Southern California Territory as sales representative. Kyle Kamstra has joined the team as in-house West Coast customer care rep.
Retail industry employment in December increased by 15,200 jobs seasonally adjusted from November and 37,600 jobs unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said.
Reef welcomed Coco Ho as an ambassador. Ho comes from a long line of professional surfers. Sister of current Reef ambassador Mason Ho, daughter of surfing Icon, Michael Ho and Niece to 1993 World Champion and former Reef ambassador, Derek Ho.
Aquilo Sports, known for its recovery pants, announced the continuation of its partnership with the Movistar Professional Cycling Team. 2019 marks the teams 40th consecutive season with its 25-rider men’s team and 12-member women’s team.