SGB Executive Outdoor

EXEC: Vista Outdoor Receives Unsolicited Offer to Acquire Company

Colt CZ Group has made an unsolicited offer to acquire the company for $30 per share, or $1.74 billion, potentially derailing a planned sale of Vista’s Sporting Goods business to Czechoslovak Group (CSG) and spinoff of the Outdoor Sports segment.

EXEC: Wall Street Reacts to Strong Q3 for Dick’s and Hibbett

The third-quarter earnings beats and raised guidance for both Dick’s Sporting Goods and Hibbett increased investor confidence that the athletic retail space is positioned to at least outperform the broader retail sector in a challenging marketplace, although some analysts were concerned about margin pressures at Dick’s.

EXEC: Dick’s SG Beats Q3 Expectations, Bullish on Holiday Selling

Boosted by a “very strong” back-to-school selling season, Dick’s Sporting Goods posted above-plan third-quarter results, lifting its guidance for the year. Lauren Hobart, president and CEO, told analysts, “We are pleased with how our consumer is holding up within the sporting goods industry and then particularly that they’re choosing Dick’s increasingly to meet their needs.”

EXEC: VF Scores Upgrade from JP Morgan

JP Morgan raised its rating and price targets on VF Corp. on increasing confidence that recently-hired CEO Bracken Darrell will use a similar strategy he used at his former company, Logitech International, to achieve a turnaround at the parent of Vans and The North Face.

EXEC: Duer’s Founder Discusses Denim Disruption

In 2015, Duer created a range of “stretch performance denim” manufactured from plants and various recycled materials, putting a new spin on jeanswear. Founder Gary Lenett talked with SGB Executive about the Vancouver-based brand’s inspiration, emerging opportunities outside denim, distribution model, and commitment to sustainability.

EXEC: Gap Sees Athleta’s Recovery Taking Longer Than Planned

Athleta’s sales declined 18 percent in the third quarter against “heavy discounting” a year ago and are expected to decline double-digits in the fourth quarter as the retailer’s recovery from recent fashion miscues has taken longer than expected.

EXEC: On Delivers Record Quarterly Results, Elevated Inventories Concerning

Swiss running brand On delivered its seventh consecutive record quarter in revenues and achieved its highest gross margin since its August-2022 IPO. However, shares closed down slightly on Tuesday due to concerns over elevated inventory levels and its ability to deliver growth to match On’s stock’s high multiple.

EXEC: Kamik CEO Talks 125 Years of Fighting Bad Weather

The  Montreal-based boot maker is celebrating its 125th anniversary of protecting feet from wet, chilly, slushy, and icy conditions. CEO Gillian Meek talked with SGB Executive about the company’s roots, the benefits of Canadian manufacturing, the brand’s strength in kid’s boots, and more.

EXEC: YTD Footwear Shipments Fall Nearly 25 Percent at Yue Yuen

Year-to-date revenue attributable to footwear manufacturing activity, including athletic/outdoor shoes, casual shoes and sports sandals, decreased by 20.4 percent to US$3.50 billion as average selling prices rose in mid single digits.