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Prince Appoints New CFO

Prince Sports, Inc. announced the appointment of Dave Evins as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting directly to George Napier, CEO. In addition to being a key part of the senior management team, Evins' scope of responsibili

Columbia’s Footwear D.C. to Land in Kentucky

Columbia Sportswear Company announced its intention to construct a new footwear distribution center in Henderson County, Kentucky. This will be Columbia's second U.S.-based distribution center. The Company expects the construction of the distribution

Nordstrom July Comps Increase 6.1%

Nordstrom, Inc. reported preliminary sales of $690.2 million for the four-week period ending August 2, 2003, an increase of 9.0% compared to sales of $633.4 million for the four-week period ending August 3, 2002. Same-store sales increased 6.1%…

TJX July Same-Store Sales Up 3.0%

The TJX Companies, Inc. reported July 2003 sales were $899 million, up 11% over $810 million achieved during the four-week period ended August 3, 2002. Consolidated comparable store sales for the four-week period increased 3% from last year…

JC Penney Reports Rising July Comps

J. C. Penney Company reported that comparable department store sales increased 3.7 % for the four weeks ended July 26, 2003. Total Sales for the month were $2.2 billion. Total drugstore sales increased 3.4 %. Comparable drugstore sales increased 0.1 % wit

Stein Mart July Comps Down 6.2%

Stein Mart announced net sales and comparable store sales.Total sales for the four-week July period were $80.5 million, a 2.2 % decrease from the $82.3 million in sales for the same period in 2002. Comparable store sales for July decreased 6.2 % from 2002

U.S. Ski Areas Break Visits Record in Latest Season

According to the recently-released final 2002/03 Kottke End-of-Season Survey, U.S. ski areas tallied a record 57.6 million skier/snowboarder visits last season. The results post a 0.45% increase over the previous 57.3 million-visit record set in the 2000

Marmot Mountain Acquires Marker Apparel Licensee

Marmot Mountain, Ltd. announced the acquisition of Marker, Ltd. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Marker, Ltd. is the international apparel licensee of the well-known binding manufacturer, Marker International, GmbH, of Zug, Switzerland and wa

Marmot Receives 2003 AMGA Award

Marmot Mountain Ltd. is the 2003 recipient of the American Mountain Guides Association's Industry Award. AMGA Executive Director Mike Alkaitis will present the award to Tom Fritz of Marmot at this year's Summer Market Outdoor Retailer Show…

Finish Line Opens 500th Store

The Finish Line will open its 500th retail store at the Mall of America on Friday, August 1, 2003. To celebrate the grand opening, Finish Line will give away 500 pairs of shoes to the first 500 customers in line…

Liquidmetal Q2 Loss Widens as Sales Triple

Liquidmetal(R) Technologies, Inc. reported revenues for the second quarter increased 199% to $6.4 million from revenues of $2.1 million for the second quarter of 2002. Due to restructuring efforts, the loss from continuing operations in the second quarte

Nautilus Sees Q2 Net Income Plunges 82% on 28% Sales Slide

The Nautilus Group Announces announced second quarter net sales were $100.6 million compared to $140.4 million for the corresponding period last year. Net income during the period was $4.7 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, compared to $25.8 million, or

Nike and Hurley Matching Up Nicely

Nike and Hurley International stunned the action-sports industry last year when the athletic shoe giant bought the relatively small but well-regarded Costa Mesa surf and skateboard clothing company. Skeptics feared the worst…

Oakley Tries to Diversify in Weak Economy

Oakley is known for making quality sunglasses for serious athletes. Oakley is also known for making sunglasses with $100-$300 price tags, which has hurt the Foothill Ranch company in this soft economy where consumers are looking to save a buck…