SGB Update Footwear

NHS and Boards and More Agree to Part Ways

NHS Inc. is seeking new license partners to continue both the worldwide Santa Cruz Snowboards license and the European Santa Cruz Apparel license. Following the complete delivery of both the 06/07 Santa Cruz Snowboard line worldwide and the Spring/Summer

Gorilla Gold Approved for On-Mound Use

The NCAA Softball Rules Committee and the International Softball Congress have approved the Gorilla Gold Grip Enhancer, a tackifying towel that serves as a clean alternative to pine tar for batters, for use on the mound by fast-pitch pitchers this spring.

McArthur Towels Sold Back to the Family

After owning McArthur Towels for six years, Magnet LLC and Action Performance have sold back the company to the McArthur family. Gregg McArthur, fifth generation family member, has been renamed president and CEO while Neil Mattson now serves as vice presi

NOLS Joins with GoLite to Offer Ultralight Backpacking Courses

NOLS has teamed up with lightweight gear and skills leaders GoLite and Backpacking Light Magazine to offer ultralight backpacking courses to their adult students. These skills courses represent NOLS' first venture into ultralight backpacking, the mos

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

Lorpen Launches Lorpen North America

European Technical Sock manufacturer Industrias Savidai, S.L. (Lorpen), announced the launch of Lorpen North America Inc., its new North American company. By the end of first quarter 2006, Lorpen plans to have a new manufacturing facility operating in Pue

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

Euler Hermes: Business Failures Expected to Increase in 2006

The Global Index of Business Failures created by Euler Hermes credit insurance is expected to rise by 1% next year, following a slowdown in the reduction of business failures during 2005. The index suggests an increase in casualties during 2006 in the mai

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

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

Timberland Increases Anti-Counterfeit Efforts

The Timberland Company unveiled several new components of its program to combat the distribution of imitation Timberland products. The program is designed to raise awareness about counterfeit goods and the importance of product authenticity, and also incl

Strong Third Quarter Comps Boost Genesco’s Bottom Line

Genesco Inc. earnings before discontinued operations were $16.2 million, or 62 cents per diluted share for the third quarter, compared to $12.4 million, or 49 cents per diluted share last year. Net sales at Journeys rose 11% to $153 million. Same store sa

K2 and Marmot Complete Apparel Consolidation in Santa Rosa, Calif.

All sales, marketing and product development operations of the K2 Snow apparel brand have fully transitioned from K2 Sports in Vashon, Wash., to operate under Marmot in Santa Rosa, Calif. K2 Inc., parent company of K2 Sports, acquired Marmot in 2004 to es