Outdoor Trade

VF Corp Lifts Full-Year Guidance On Vans Gains

VF Corp Lifts Full-Year Guidance On Vans Gains

VF Corporation raised its guidance for the year after reporting earnings in its third quarter ended December 29 came in well above Wall Street’s consensus estimates. Sales grew 8 percent led by a 25 percent hike in Vans and a 14 percent gain at The North Face.

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Hemisphere Design Works Names Jim Fox New CEO

Hemisphere Design Works, the world’s largest maker of kayaks, announces the hiring of Jim Fox as its new Chief Executive Officer. Fox’s predecessor, Chuck Smith, stepped down from his position following a mutual agreement. Fox will now oversee the company’s continued evolution in a rapidly growing market

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Jay Getzel Leaves Mountainsmith To Join Nite Ize

Jay Getzel Leaves Mountainsmith To Join Nite Ize

Mountainsmith President Jay Getzel has left the company to join Nite Ize Inc. as director of its outdoor/pet/toy division. Getzel, who brings more than 19 years of outdoor industry experience, will oversee current vertical retail channels and develop new relationships in support of Nite Ize’s expansion into the travel category.

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Shopko Files For Bankruptcy

Shopko Files For Bankruptcy

Shopko, the operator of general merchandise stores based in Green Bay, WI,  filed for Chapter 11 in the District of Nebraska. The company is pursuing restructuring as a result of “excess debt and ongoing competitive pressures.”

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Stanley Parent Appoints CFO And COO

Pacific Market International (PMI), the manufacturer of food and beverage container solutions including the Stanley brand, announced David Parker has been hired as chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

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