WWE Names Sarah Cummins SVP, Consumer Products

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.

Wigwam Socks Announces Ambassadors Search

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.

G-III Apparel  Names Fran Della Badia President Of AM Retail Group

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.

Surf Technicians Expands Sales Team

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.

Coco Ho Joins Reef Team

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.

Introducing Catapult Outdoor Recreation Accelerator

Active Interest Media (AIM), the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), ICELab @ Western, and Moosejaw have joined forces to launch the Catapult Outdoor Recreation Accelerator open to outdoor industry startups throughout the U.S.

CTA: Tech Revenue to Reach Record $398 Billion In 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) and fast connectivity – critical ingredients for the next era of category leaders such as smartphones, smart home devices and smart speakers – will drive the U.S. consumer technology industry to a record-breaking $398 billion in retail revenues ($301 billion wholesale) in 2019 and 3.9 percent year-over-year (YOY) growth, which includes streaming services revenue, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Callaway Golf Completes Jack Wolfskin Acquisition

Callaway Golf Company announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Jack Wolfskin for €418 million, or approximately $476 million. The acquisition furthers Callaway’s push into the active lifestyle category after its successful 2017 acquisitions of TravisMathew and Ogio.