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Royal Robbins and Rossignol Ink Apparel Deal

Team Rossignol has selected Royal Robbins to wear when off the slopes at indoor ski clinics, awards events and public gatherings. Team Rossignol, the most visible Nordic team on the cross country circuit selected Royal Robbins apparel for its innovative

Isis Launches Goddess Scholarship Fund

Isis is establishing the Isis Goddess Scholarship Fund. The Isis Goddess Scholarship Fund offers one woman each year, the opportunity to take part in a transformational retreat free of charge at Mind Over Mountains of Ridgeway, Colorado. The Isis Goddess

New Report Forcasts Slow British Apparel Market Through 2007

According to a new Research and Markets study, the UK clothing and footwear market was worth £44 Billion at retail selling prices in 2004. Whereas the 1980s and 1990s saw a decline in the proportion of disposable income spent on clothing, the market has g

Chain Stores See 6% increase in Early Season SnowSports Sales

Sales of SnowSports product for the August through October period of 2005 at chain stores were up 6% compared to last season. In dollars, that translates to $70.3 million in sales compared to $66.1 million for the same period last season. Unit sales wer

Bakers Footwear Narrows Q3 Loss on 21% Comp-Store Gain

Bakers Footwear Group, Inc. announced net sales increased 33.9% for the third quarter, to $43.2 million from $32.3 million in 2004. Comparable store sales increased 21.0% compared to a 7.6% decrease last year. Net loss was $1.05 million, or 2.4% of net sa

Acquisitions Help a ‘Very Different’ G-III in Q3…

G-III Apparel Group saw its acquisitions of Winlit and Marvin Richards add substantial help on top of its organic sales growth during the fiscal third quarter ended October 31. On a conference call with analysts, management referred to “a very different

Vail Resorts Sees Healthy Signs for Ski Season…

While Vail Resorts is creating some consumer excitement over the coming 2005-06 ski season, the company’s first fiscal quarter, which relies primarily on real estate sales, conferences, and summer activities, is seeing some considerable improvements to it

Winterstick Moves Down the Road

Winterstick has expanded its Freeport, Maine headquarters in a new location. The expansion marks a significant growth step for the company, now occupying a 5,000 square foot space that brings a distribution warehouse, factory store, and increased office s

Scott USA Plans to Enter XC Full-Suspension Market

Scott USA will develop a new XC full suspension design for 2007. The company has been blocked from selling it’s Genius full suspension mountain bike in the US, though it will continue to sell this award winning design in some 60 other countries around the

Sears Holdings Looks to Acquire Sears Canada

Sears Holdings Corporation is proposing to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Sears Canada Inc., for C$16.86 per common share in cash, after the distribution to shareholders of the C$18.64 per share distribution announced last Friday by the B

Specialized Wins FSR Patent Case

After a year and a half of arbitration and courtroom battles, Specialized has successfully defended its FSR suspension system. Under the terms of a recently reached agreement, Scott USA admits that its existing Genius bicycle suspension design infringes o

Easton Sports Canada Makes Organizational Changes

Easton Sports Canada announced several position changes to that will help the company to serve retailers throughout Canada and Europe. Luc Leboeuf will represent Easton hockey products in western Quebec. Jason Brown has joined the Canadian hockey sales ma

WESC Appoints Zobel as US Sales Director

“WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy” announced that former Etnies Girl national sales manager, Sunny Zobel, has joined the WESC team as US sales director. Zobel will be based in the Culver City, CA WESC office and will begin her role immediately…

TSA Fined by NYC on Returns Policy…

The Sports Authority was one of three retailers fined by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs on charges that the companies refused customer returns without disclosing conditions of their return policies. All three companies used return-track