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New Era’s VP Appointed to FLA Board

New Era Cap Co.'s Vice President of Global Human Resources, Timothy J. Freer, has been appointed to the Fair Labor Association’s Board of Directors. Mr. Freer will hold one of six Industry Representative positions on the board; the position has a th

Yakima Opens 18 Doors with Ski Market

Yakima announced that beginning March, 2006, Ski Market Ltd. will become an official Yakima dealer. Ski Market will sell Yakima’s line of winter sport, bike and paddle sport racks, its line of cargo boxes and the Ground Control, Yakima’s recently launched

OIA Honors Backpacker, River Sports Outfitters, and Gary Erickson

Outdoor Industry Association announced the recipients of the inaugural 2006 Outdoor Industry Ambassador Award and Outdoor Industry Innovator Award, as nominated by the outdoor industry and then selected by OIA’s Board of Directors. OIA has awarded Backpa

Precor Makes Promotions in Sales Division

Precor promoted Larry Domingo to Vice President of Commercial Sale. Domingo previously was Commercial Sales Director. In addition, Domingo has promoted Dan Toigo and Sean Kearney to Regional Sales Director positions, and Chuck Fedorka to Director of Natio

Mizuno USA Full Year Sales Up 16% on Strong Athletic Biz

Mizuno USA, Inc. posted another record setting year in sales revenue and profit, recording a 16% increase over previous year’s sales. A company release indicated Mizuno USA had more than doubled revenue since 1999, with 2005 representing the sixth consec

REI Announces Vendor Partners of the Year

Recreational Equipment, Inc. named Eagle Creek as its Vendor Partner-of-the-Year at the 2005 vendor partnership awards at the winter Outdoor Retailer trade show. Other award winners included Kelty in the Camp/Travel Division, Black Diamond Equipment in t

Billabong Names National Sales Manager

Billabong appointed Jeff Booth, former top 5 ASP surfer, as Men’s National Sales Manager starting in January 2006. The long time Laguna Beach resident and former top professional on the ASP World Tour will head up the men’s sales force and continue Billab

Mountain Hardwear Names New Director of Operations

B. James Bottoms has been named to the new position of Director of Operations at Mountain Hardwear Inc. Bottoms will execute the strategic and tactical operational plans for Mountain Hardwear. He will oversee the functional areas of customer service, fore

Columbia Acquires Montrail…

Columbia management sees opportunities in leveraging sourcing, logistics, and capital strength to develop Montrail in the specialty footwear channel and to expand the brand globally. Columbia will also leverage the performance and fit characteristics that

Lafuma Continues N.A. Growth; Builds War Chest…

The Lafuma Group reported a considerable increase in sales during the company’s fiscal first quarter, mainly due to the recent acquisition of OxBow. Including OxBow, total group sales increased 27.0% to €46.6 million ($55.9 mm) compared to €36.7 million (

TSA Goes Private in $1.3 Billion Deal…

If all boats rise and fall with the actions of a particular company, then The Sports Authority created a tsunami on Wall Street last week for the sporting goods retail market, which grew at roughly three times the rate of the overall S&P 500. TSA shares