SGB Sportsmans

ICSC Board of Trustees Elects New 2024 Chair and Vice Chair

The ICSC Board of Trustees elected Jim Taylor, president & CEO, Brixmor Property Group, to serve as ICSC’s chairman and Angele Robinson-Gaylord, SVP, store development americas, Starbucks, to serve as vice chairman for the 2024 term.

EXEC: Stifel Survey Finds Consumers Prioritize Price/Value Over Sustainability

The survey, which was conducted in partnership with Morning Consult, surveyed active/causal lifestyle brand consumers ages 18 to 55 based in the U.S., UK, Germany, France, and Italy. It found that only one-third of respondents “Highly Prioritize” sustainability when making purchasing decisions, compared to other factors like “Good Value” (68 percent) and “Low Price” (57 percent).

Sporting Goods Industry Mourns the Passing of Jim Easton

Jim Easton, the second-generation owner of the Easton sports equipment companies and a pioneer in aluminum-based manufacturing processes used in sports equipment, died at his home in Los Angeles on December 4 at the age of 88.

Watchtower Firearms Hires Indie Sales Rep Agency

Veteran-owned firearm manufacturing company Watchtower, based in Spring, TX, has appointed independent sales rep agency Lou Leamont Sales & Marketing to handle sales on the East and West coasts, effective immediately.

EXEC: Eddie Bauer’s CEO Discusses Modernized Rebrand

Eddie Bauer introduced a new brand evolution and redesigned its logo in September, including bringing back “the goose.” Tim Bantle, Eddie Bauer’s CEO, talked with SGB Executive about the refreshed look of the 103-year-old brand, re-embracing its outdoor roots and its heightened focus on wholesale.

VF, Vista Outdoor, Wolverine Worldwide Top Most-Read SGB Articles for November

November 2023 featured to usual articles for the start of the holiday shopping season and the end of the retail fiscal quarter, but it was a dramatic job cutting announcement from VF Corporation, parent of The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Dickies and Jansport that got the most attention over the 30-day period.

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in November

U.S. consumer confidence rose in November after three straight monthly declines, with U.S. consumers planning big-ticket purchases, including motor vehicles and houses, over the next six months despite higher prices and interest rates.