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Cybex Offers Secondary Offering

Cybex International, Inc. has filed a registration statement with the SEC for a proposed public offering of 3.5 million shares of its common stock. Of the total shares expected to be offered, 1.75 million shares would be issued by the company and 1.75 mil

Easton-Bell Sees Strong Finish to 2005…

Easton-Bell Sports is finally seeing some benefits from its Riddell-Bell integration efforts, just in time to begin the next project – integrating Easton into the business. Since the Easton acquisition occurred after the end of the year, management only

Dick’s SG Eyes Golf Specialty…

The Pittsburgh Business Times is reporting that Dick's Sporting Goods is testing a new golf specialty store format near its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Penn. The Times cited sources from the planning office in suburban Robinson Township where Dick’s

Golf Galaxy Updates Fiscal 2007 Guidance…

Following its acquisition of The GolfWorks, Golf Galaxy, Inc. reviewed and adjusted its guidance for fiscal year ending March 3, 2007. The company expects net sales to be in the range of $305 million to $315 million with a comparable store sales increase

B.O.S.S. Goes One-On-One with Casey Sheahan…

This week, The B.O.S.S. report sat down with Casey Sheahan, who was recently named CEO and President of The Lost Arrow Corporation, parent of outdoor apparel company Patagonia, Inc. Sheahan, who had previously served as New Business Director at Patagonia,

Keen Renews Partnership with Conservation Alliance

The Conservation Alliance and Keen Footwear announced the second year of a partnership that will help the Alliance increase outdoor industry support for protecting wildlands and rivers throughout North America. Keen has committed to contribute $200,000 to

Columbia Wins Pacific Trail Auction with $20.4 Million Bid

Columbia Sportswear Company will acquire the Pacific Trail group of brands. The transaction is expected to close on March 30, 2006. The acquisition is the result of the March 29, 2006 auction in bankruptcy court of specified assets of Pacific Trail, Inc.

Brown Shoe Makes Three Executive Appointments

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. President Diane M. Sullivan added Chief Operating Officer to her responsibilities; Andrew M. Rosen has been promoted to Executive Vice President and continues as Chief Financial Officer, and Michael I. Oberlander has been promoted

Ryders Recognized for Ad Campaign

Ryders Eyewear was recently recognized by Canada’s Strategy Magazine, one of the country’s top marketing magazines, for their new “Ride for Real” marketing campaign…

Puma Signs Eyewear Licensing Deal

PUMA inked a new, global, long-term license for lifestyle and functional eyewear with Charmant Inc. The first eyewear collection will be presented to the retailers in summer this year and will be available to consumers by the end of 2006. Luxottica Group,

American Whitewater Benefits From Jackson Kayaks’ 1% For the Planet

Jackson Kayak is putting its money where its environmental beliefs lie. The country’s fourth largest seller of whitewater kayaks has designated American Whitewater as the main beneficiary of proceeds raised from Jackson’s recent membership in 1% For the P

Callaway Extends Endorsement Deal with Campbell

Callaway Golf Company has re-signed European PGA Tour player Michael Campbell to a multi-year contract. Campbell, who captured his first major championship when he won the U.S. Open at Pinehurst last year and finished second on the European Tour Order of

Nike Inc. Easily Beats Fiscal Q3 Street Estimates…

The Nike, Inc. fiscal third quarter analyst conference call last year featured a newly minted CEO conducting his first such call in his new role. It was déjà vu all over again this year as Mark Parker made his conference call debut as CEO of Nike Inc. W

Forzani Sees Strong 2005, but Misses EPS Target…

Forzani continues to reap the benefits of the restructuring and remodeling efforts made early in the year. The company has now posted two quarters in a row of double digit corporate comparable store sales growth, with third quarter comps up 11% and Q4 up