Adidas Group laid the foundation stone for two new employee buildings at its headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. The expansion includes a new office building for more than 2,000 employees as well as an events building with integrated employee restaurant. 

Alleson Athletic appointed John Lavelle as VP of Sales.

Asics America Corporation named former Puma Global Head of Merchandising Andrew Richard as its VP of Regional Sales. former CEO Jill Layfield emerged as Co-Founder and CEO of Tamara Mellon, the namesake fashion label of the Jimmy Choo Co-founder.

Bern Unlimited Inc. promoted Jeff Cavicchi, formerly National Sales Manager, to Director of Global Operations.

Bogs Footwear hired Kevin Kious as VP of Sales to lead the brand’s next phase of growth, including in the farm, service and safety channels.

Cabela’s Inc. saw its shares rise $1.43, or 2.7 percent, to $54.08 after the New York Post reported that a sale to Goldman Sachs and Bass Pro Shops is heating up.

Finish Line authorized a new five million share repurchase plan to commence upon completion of the current plan which has approximately 600,000 shares remaining.

HanesBrands completed the acquisition of Pacific Brands Limited, the leading underwear and intimate apparel company in Australia.

Jordan Brand reached a deal with baseball legend Derek Jeter to remain with the Brand, creating the role of ‘Captain’ within the brand’s training category and family of baseball athletes. The Brand will also continue Jeter’s signature RE2PECT line.

Keen Inc. welcomed Tyler LaMotte as the company’s first Global VP of Brand Marketing. Prior to Keen, LaMotte served as Apple’s Senior Marketer of Worldwide Product Marketing.

New Balance Athletics, Inc. secured a landmark victory in its legal battle with Converse over trademark rights related to the PF Flyers Brand.

NikeLab collaborated with Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director for Menswear, Kim Jones, on a new and colorful collection of apparel and footwear that blends street, sport and travel.

Pelican International appointed Toros Dimitian to EVP of Sales and Marketing.

PMI Stanley gained a new Marketing Director with the hiring of Lisa Wood.

Four executives at Spenco Medical Corporation purchased the company’s footwear and Silicore assets after its insole and 2nd Skin first aid products were sold to Implus.

Sympatex Technologies GmbH appointed Rüdiger Fox as its CEO. Michael Kamm, its CEO since 2010, left the company by mutual agreement.

Taos Ski Valley shared plans for resort industry veteran David Norden to take the helm as CEO beginning July 25.

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