Antigua Celebrating 40th Anniversary

Said Ron McPherson, president and CEO of Antigua. “We are very proud of our history and heritage and look forward to continuing
our growth in the markets we serve. Antigua will have several promotions at the January trade shows and throughout the year to commemorate our 40th Anniversary.”

Foot Locker Makes Strategic Investment In Super Heroic

Foot Locker Inc. announced that it has made a strategic investment in Super Heroic Inc., best known for its kids footwear with an underlying message of empowerment. As part of Foot Locker, Inc.’s strategic investment, Kids Foot Locker will be the first brick-and-mortar retailer of Super Heroic products in the U.S.

Toms Donates $5M To Organizations Working To End Gun Violence

Toms has launched “End Gun Violence Together,” a campaign aimed at helping end the epidemic in America and kickstarting an evolution to the brand’s giving model. To launch the campaign, Toms will invest $5 million into organizations across the country that are committed to addressing the complex nature of gun violence through various tactics, including programming in communities of color, mental health, research and policy, and suicide prevention.

OBIT: Blake Nordstrom

Blake Nordstrom, the 58-year-old co-president of his family’s retail company, passed away unexpectedly, less than a month after being diagnosed with lymphoma.

Kraft Hockeyville USA Returns To Support Hockey Communities Nationwide

Nominations are officially open for the fifth year of Kraft Hockeyville USA. Together with the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL), Kraft Heinz is looking to find America’s most spirited and enthusiastic hockey communities for their chance to compete for the opportunity to host an NHL Pre-Season Game, receive up to $150,000 in rink upgrades from Kraft Heinz and $10,000 worth of hockey equipment through the NHLPA Goals & Dreams program.

BrainScope Receives FDA Clearance

BrainScope, a medical neuro-technology company focused on concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) assessment, announced that it has received FDA clearance to include additional language in its product’s Indications for Use (IFU).

SFIA Elects Officers, Directors For 2019

Chris Clawson, former president, Life Fitness, has been re-elected as the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) chairman of the board for a fourth one-year term. He was one of a few re-elected or newly elected officers and directors the association announced Wednesday.

2018 Year In Review: Top Ten Stories

2018 was a tumultuous and transformative year in the active lifestyle, outdoor and sporting good industries, and SGB was there to cover every political action and channel disruption, retail rebound and corporate change, merger and acquisition.