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Kona Partners with BikeTown Africa

The Kona Bicycle Company has always designed bikes for specific riders' needs. Kona bicycles have been piloted to World Championship titles, National Championships titles and World Cup victories but, in partnering with Bicycling magazine’s BikeTown A

Zumiez Posts 18.8% October Comps Increase

Zumiez Inc. announced that net sales for the four weeks ending November 26, 2005 increased 38.6% to $18.0 million, compared to $13.0 million for the four-week period ended November 27, 2004. The company's comparable store sales increased 18.8% for th

NHS Appoints Mob Grip and Ricta Team Manager

NHS announced the appointment of Satva Leung as the Mob Grip and Ricta team manager. Satva is an ex-professional skateboarder rode for companies like Toy Machine, Maple, Dynasty, and Judah, and continues to ride for Independent, Drop Bags, Ipath, and Anal

Outdoor Divas Helps BCM Grow Girls Program

This holiday season, outdoor DIVAS will be helping raise awareness and gear for Big City Mountaineers with an in-store “Giving Tree”. The Giving Tree will list products ranging from $10.95 to $200. Products collected will all be donated to BCM's Gold

Element 21 Golf Implements New Market Strategy

Element 21 is implementing a new three-tiered marketing strategy that is designed to maximize profits while maintaining control over its Scandium alloys. The three-tiered strategy targets: Retail Sales — equipment sales to a variety of domestic and inter

Miller Appointed CEO of Scarpa N.A.

Andrea Parisotto, President of SCARPA North America announced the hiring of Kim Miller as the CEO. Starting his career as a Customer Service Manager at Chouinard Equipment Ltd. in 1987. When Black Diamond was formed in 1990, Kim took the post as the Rocky

Black Friday Has Less Impact on Holiday Trend…

Has Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that had been the historical tipping point for American retailers to start turning a profit for the year, become much ado about nothing for good? Before the leftovers are all gone, before the numbers are talli

Nike Execs Glad to be Back on Ground…

Bill Perez knew that his move to Nike, Inc. would be an exciting ride, but the company’s president and CEO got more than he bargained for last Monday. National media rushed to a scene that had four execs circling Portland, Ore. for six hours as the compa

Genesco Continues to Score Big in the Mall…

Genesco Inc. was able to overcome tough comparisons to a strong third quarter last year, and challenges from hurricanes and rising gas prices this year, to deliver a solid top-line effort in the quarter ended October 29. The company saw balanced sales gr

Sport-Haley Narrows Fiscal Q1 Loss on Cost Cutting Measures…

Sport-Haley cut its net loss for the fiscal first quarter ended September 30 to only $426,000, or a loss of 16 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $1,276,000, or 52 cents per share last year. This improvement was achieved in spite of a considera

Perry Ellis Dives Deeper into the Action Sports Market…

Perry Ellis International seems to be taking a closer look at the Action Sports industry, changing its Swim division into an Action Sports/Active group after acquiring the Gotcha brand and its trademarks. PERY took its actions in the industry a step furt

BRS Fuels Further Growth at Levtran…

Private equity firm Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., L.L.C. continues to have an appetite for the sporting goods industry, making another deal last month to fund an MBO at Levtran Enterprises, which operates the Downtown Locker Room and DTLR businesses

The Acquisition Environment Heats Up Again…

The pace of acquisitions in the Outdoor, SnowSports, and Action Sports industries appeared to have eased after two years of heavy activity, but just when the tempo seemed to have peaked, a flurry of new deals came through that surpassed what many thought

Shoe Pavilion Names Watanabe as CFO

Shoe Pavilion, Inc. announced the appointment of Neil Watanabe as its EVP and CFO reporting to CEO, Dmitry Beinus. Mr. Watanabe will be replacing John D. Hellmann, VP-finance and CFO, who resigned effective November 21, 2005, in order to remain in Norther

CamelBak Promotes Three From Within

CamelBak Products has promoted three key executives to new roles with promotions for Mac Tillman, Jonathan Austen and Shawn Cullen, the first two in the company’s Recreation Division and the third on the company’s Government, Military, Industrial (GMI) Di