Finish Line Q4 Comps Flat on Product Shifts…

The Finish Line saw much of what the rest of the retail market saw in February, but was perhaps also impacted by the shift of some Marquee product launches into the January period. The Air Max 360 was a hit for most everyone in January, which is clearly

Vaude Acquires Edelrid…

Vaude has acquired Edelmann + Ridder GmbH & Co. KG, parent company to the Edelrid brand of climbing ropes and accessories. The two companies should be able to realize synergies relatively quickly due to their close proximity and Vaude’s existing experienc

SIA.07 Expects to Sell Out by March…

SIA has reported that space requests for current exhibitors and new companies interested in exhibiting at SIA.07 are coming in at the fastest pace ever. SIA anticipates that with nearly all past exhibitors expected to return and the strong demand from new

Vail Resorts Restructures…

Following Adam Aron’s decision to retire from his position as Vail Resorts’ CEO, the company is restructuring its senior management team. Robert Katz, will replace outgoing chairman and CEO Adam Aron. SVP/COO’s William A. Jensen and Roger McCarthy were na

Intrawest to Initiate Strategic Review…

Intrawest Corporation, parent company to several ski resorts in North America, has initiated a review of strategic options available to the company for enhancing shareholder value. These options include a capital structure review, strategic partnerships o

Callaway Names Knees as VP Marketing

Callaway Golf Company appointed Bill Knees as its new Senior Vice President, Marketing. Mr. Knees, who most recently served as Vice President of Brand Development for Unilever in Greenwich, CT, will oversee marketing and brand development for all Callaway

Costco February Comps Increase 8%

Costco Wholesale Corporation reported net sales of $4.21 billion for the month of February, an increase of 11% from $3.78 billion in the same four-week period of the prior fiscal year. Comparable store sales for the month increased 8%. The company saw ne

Stage Stores Comps Down Slight for February

Stage Stores, Inc. reported that total sales for February increased 0.9% to $93.1 million from $92.3 million in the prior year four-week period ended February 26, 2005. Comparable store sales decreased 0.9% versus an increase of 3.7% last year…

Dorel Q4 Sales Down 8.3% on Sting-Ray Weakness

Dorel Industries Inc. saw net income for the fourth quarter fall 35.2% to $22.5 million or 69 cents per diluted share, compared to $34.7 million or $1.05 per diluted share a year ago. Fourth quarter revenue was $430.3 million, down from $469.1 million a y

Buckle Feb. and Q4 Comps Slip

The Buckle, Inc. saw February net sales increase 4.6% to $34.1 million from sales of $32.6 million for the same period last year. Comparable store net sales month decreased 0.4%. Net sales for the fourth quarter ended January 28, 2006, increased 5.3% to $

Famous Footwear Helps Brown Shoe Post Strong Q4

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. reported that fourth quarter net sales rose 25.8% to $599.6 million, from $476.5 million in the year-ago quarter. Net earnings rose 56.4% to $13.4 million, or 70 cents per diluted share, compared with net earnings of $8.5 million,

Penney’s February Comps Increase 2.3%

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. reported that comparable department store sales increased 2.3% for the month of February, while total department store sales increased 3.6%. Comparable store sales exceeded previous guidance for sales to be flat to up slightly,