Best Coast To Headline REI Outessafest

Best Coast joins REI Outessafest as a headliner at Patuxent River Park in the Washington, D.C., area and, along with Mavis Staples, at Shakori Hills in North Carolina. Best Coast’s singer/songwriter/guitarist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno recently released their third full-length album, “California Nights.”

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PeopleForBikes Elects Two New Board Members

Boulder, CO-based PeopleForBikes Coalition has elected two members to the company’s board of directors: Jennifer Harned, president and general manager of Bell + Giro and Justin Gottlieb, vice president of Interbike.

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AstroTurf Acquires Nagle Athletic Surfaces

AstroTurf Corp. has acquired Nagle Athletic Surfaces Inc., a track and outdoor court installation specialist based in East Syracuse, NY. Nagle joins the SportGroup family of companies, which includes AstroTurf, Advanced Polymer Technologies, Polytan, SYNLawn Melos and more. The sale was finalized on July 31.

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NRF Upgrades 2018 Economic Forecast But Says Tariffs Remain Threat

The National Retail Federation on Monday increased the federation’s retail sales forecast for 2018, saying sales are expected to grow more than previously predicted thanks to tax reform and other positive economic inputs, but warning that tariffs threaten to dampen consumer confidence.

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VF Corp. To Split Into Two Independent, Publicly Traded Companies

Apparel, footwear and accessories giant VF Corp. announced Monday morning that the company’s board of directors intends to separate the company into two independent, publicly traded companies: VF Corp., an apparel and footwear company that will move the company’s headquarters to Denver and a yet-to-be named company (NewCo) that will hold VF’s jeans and outlet businesses.

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Nike Sued For ‘Devaluing And Demeaning’ Women

Nike Inc. is the target of a class-action lawsuit by women claiming discrimination against the global footwear and apparel giant. Cahill et al v. Nike Inc. was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. The suit doesn’t ask for specific damages, but instead for Nike to implement fair pay practices throughout the organization.

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