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Acquisition of ShopKo Stores, Inc. Completed

ShopKo Stores, Inc. has completed its merger with an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. ShopKo Stores will continue to operate 137 ShopKo stores, 216 Pamida stores and three ShopKo Express Rx stores, in 22 states primarily in the Midwest, Mountain a

Kim Coupounas Wins OIWC Pioneering Woman Award

Kim Coupounas, co-founder and CEO of GoLite, is the recipient of the Outdoor Industries Women’s Coalition 2006 Pioneering Woman Award. GoLite designs and produces ultra-lite and lightweight apparel and equipment. As the co-founder and CEO of GoLite, Coupo

Ashworth Fiscal Q4 Net Loss Expands on 14.5% Revenue Growth

Ashworth, Inc.'s consolidated net revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter, which ended October 31, increased 14.5% to $55.3 million compared to $48.3 million in the same quarter last year. Net loss for the fourth quarter was $2.2 million or $0.16 per b

Bite Footwear Hires Hasson as Key Acct. Rep.

Bite Footwear hired Julie Hasson as the Key Accounts Representative for the West Coast. In her new role, Hasson will oversee key accounts in the West Coast territory as well as help Bite Footwear merchandise its specially designed footwear for women. Hass

ISPO Sets Dates for ISPO China

ISPO china 06 will be held from March 13th through 16th, 2006, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Visitor communication is already in full swing, in order to further increase the coverage of the International Trade Show for Brands in Sports, F

Amer Reorganizes Salomon; Cuts 400 Jobs and Moves Production

Salomon, the newly-acquired winter and outdoor sports division of Amer Sports, has launched a three-year turn-around program designed to “ensure its future competitiveness.” The program includes a reorganization of Salomon operations and the elimination

Intrawest Completes Mammoth Sale

Intrawest Corporation announced that a group controlled by Starwood Capital Group Global, L.L.C. has completed the previously announced purchase of a majority interest in Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, based on an enterprise value of $365 million. The transac

Puma Takes Majority Interest In Argentinian Distributor

PUMA will become the majority shareholder of UNISOL S.A. UNISOL is the current PUMA licensee for footwear, apparel and accessories in Argentina and has been responsible for the distribution of PUMA products in Argentina for almost 30 years. With this join

Skinner Appointed Chairman of Kellwood

Robert C. Skinner, Jr. was elected chairman of Kellwood Company effective February 1, 2006. He will also continue in his roles of president and chief executive officer. Skinner succeeds Hal J. Upbin, who is retiring as chairman on January 31, 2006…

Royal Robbins Hires Beller as Key Acct. Manager

Royal Robbins, a leading manufacturer of travel and outdoor apparel, today announced the appointment of Morgan Beller as key account manager for REI, effective immediately. In this role, Beller will handle day-to-day liaison with REI, one of the leading

Quiksilver Gets Nice Lift in Fiscal Fourth Quarter…

Quiksilver, Inc. sees the recent acquisition of Rossignol providing the company with a tremendous growth vehicle that is expected to contribute “several hundreds of millions of dollars” in upside. That forecast is in addition to the potential of the non-

Chick’s Sporting Goods Puts New Investment to Work…

Chick’s Sporting Goods, the SoCal-based big-box retailer, has inked leases for three new stores in newly-planned power centers in the Southern California market.
Chick’s received a $4 million cash infusion in June 2005 from Nogales Investment Fund, which

Earth Products Sets Sights on EU…

Earth Products expanded its reach in the European market with the establishment of Earth Products Europe, the company’s new European headquarters located in Münster, Germany. Through Earth Products Europe, the company expects to expand the reach of its A

LaCrosse Completes Sale of Former PVC Boot Factory

LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. announced the completion of the sale of its facility in Claremont, N.H. for $685,000 in cash. The net proceeds from the sale are expected to approximate the net book value of the property. The facility was the manufacturing and dis