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Citi Trends Sees October Comps Jump 37%

Citi Trends, Inc. reported total net sales for the four-week period ended October 29, 2005 increased 64.9% to $22.7 million compared with $13.8 million for the four-week period ended October 30, 2004. Comparable store sales increased 37.0% for the month c

Bikes Belong Launches Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Since 1970, the percentage of U.S. children who bike or walk to school has plummeted. During this time, childhood obesity has tripled, and sedentary lifestyles are widely recognized as a major contributing factor. Safe Routes to School is a logical soluti

Everlast Sees Record Third Quarter Revenues on 13% Increase

Everlast Worldwide Inc. reported record net revenues from continuing operations of $12.6 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2005, which was a 13% increase from $11.1 million during the same period last year. The increase in net revenues was

Exel’s Profits Hampered by Investment in Nordic Walking

The Exel Group's net sales rose to €69.3 million for the first nine months, up 8.2% on the previous year’s €64.1 million. Net sales were up 9.8% to €22.4 million, compared to €20.4 million in the third quarter. Operating profit for the first nine mon

Phoenix Footwear Income Falls on 47% Sales Increase

Phoenix Footwear Group net sales for the third quarter ended October 1, 2005 increased 47.9% to $34.3 million compared to $23.2 million for the third quarter of 2004. The Company reported flat organic growth, as the increase in the Royal Robbins' bra

Warnaco Sees Swimwear Help Slight Sales Gain

The Warnaco Group, Inc. reported net revenues increased to $327.7 million for the third quarter, from $324.4 million last year. Swimwear group revenues outpaced the prior year period and offset slight revenue declines in the Sportswear Group and Intimate

Callaway Expands Partnership with Footwear Licensee

Callaway Golf Company has formed a strategic alliance with Tour Golf Group, Inc., the company's exclusive licensee for Callaway Golf Footwear. Key details of the new agreement involve a long term license extension, use of the Callaway Golf sales forc

Conservation Alliance Lobbies DC to Stop ANWR Drilling Plan

The Conservation Alliance has organized a group of outdoor business leaders to travel to Washington DC to urge
Congressional representatives to protect Alaska¹s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from proposed oil drilling. Representatives from Montrail, Pat

OIA Introduces Two New Industry Awards

Outdoor Industry Association introduced two Industry Awards. The Outdoor Industry Innovator Award recognizes leaders that have pioneered business initiatives to ensure the health and success of the industry, and the Outdoor Ambassador award honors a busi

BOB Relocates to Boise

BOB Trailers plans to relocate the entire business operation to Boise, Idaho in January 2006. BOB was incorporated in San Luis Obispo, CA on July 25, 1994, and all domestic and international operations have been conducted from San Luis Obispo since…

JD Sports Acquires All:Sports for £18 million

The John David Group acquired the trade and most of the assets of Allsports Limited and its subsidiaries from its Administrator for a total consideration, including estimated fees, of approximately £18 million ($31.9 mm) in cash. The consideration is to b

SIGG Opens U.S. Subsidiary

SIGG Switzerland had some presence in the U.S. through a distributor, but will now take a more active role in the U.S. market. It has opened up a U.S. office and named a general manager responsible for running its U.S. business. The company has formed SIG

Fran Frost Joins eesa

Fran Frost has been named eesa clothing’s global sales enabler. Former snowboard shop owner, entrepreneur, founder of Whitecollar clothing, events manager, team manager, Fran brings his fourteen years of industry experience to eesa…