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Patagonia Prevails in Nordstrom Lawsuit

The suit alleged that Nordstrom sold “thousands of counterfeit Patagonia sweatshirts and t-shirts” through its Nordstrom Rack stores, in the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Ex-Nike DEI Boss Sentenced to 5 Years for Fraud 

Barbara Furlow-Smiles stole over $5 million from Nike and Facebook as a DEI manager. Her excessive greed got her a sentence of five years and three months in Federal prison this week.

Pnuma Outdoors and Heated Core Appoint Brand Manager

Amber Liljestrand previously worked at Bass Pro Shops, where she was the assistant merchant for Hunting and Tactical Apparel, overseeing design, development and promotion of proprietary brands while collaborating with major national brands.

MEC to Open New Store in Ontario, Canada

MEC, the Canadian outdoor retailer, reported it will open a freestanding store in Whitby, Ontario, in July 2024, its seventh standalone store in Ontario and 23rd standalone in Canada. 

Aloha Collection Opens Malibu Store Location

The female-founded original splash-proof lifestyle brand operates four other stores in Newport Beach, CA; Encinitas, CA; Whalers Village, Maui, HI; and Waikiki, Honolulu, HI.

Puma Appoints Bas van den Bemt as Managing Director Central Europe  

Bas van den Bemt is Puma’s new managing director for central Europe, starting July 1, overseeing business in the Dach and Benelux regions. He replaces Nina Graf-Vlachy, who decided to pursue opportunities outside the company. Lucynda Davies will take over Van den Bemt’s role as managing director of Puma UK and Ireland.