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Saks Total Comps Inch Up; Total Company Sales Fall

Retailer Saks Incorporated announced that for the four weeks ended November 26, 2005, total company comparable store sales increased 0.1%, but total sales decreased 14.5% compared to last year-s four-week period. Total company sales were $543.6 million, d

Ross Comps Up 5% in November

Ross Stores, Inc. reported sales of $451 million for the month of November 26, 2005, a 15% increase over the $391 million in sales in 2004. Comparable store sales for the same period increased 5% over the prior year.

Finish Line Sees Q3 Sales Jump 16% on 4% Comps Gain

The Finish Line, Inc. reported consolidated net sales of $274.0 million for the thirteen weeks ended November 26, 2005, a 16% increase over net sales of $235.3 million for last year's third quarter. Comparable store net sales for Q3 increased 4% on t

Target’s November Comps Climb 2.6%

Target Corporation's net retail sales from continuing operationsfor the month of November increased 9.1% to $4.583 billion from $4.203 billion during the same period of 2004. On this same basis, comparable-store sales increased 2.6% from fiscal Novem

Quiksilver Announces Eddie Aikau Invitees

Quiksilver announced the lineup for the Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau, which runs from December 2, 2005 to February 28, 2006. Opening ceremonies for the event will be held on December 1st at 3 p.m. at Waimea Bay, on Oahu's famous Nor

Highgear Hires Darby and Fuller to Marketing Team

Highgear added two vital employees to their marketing team, Debbie Fuller and Coral Darby. Fuller, who operates out of the Portland, OR office, will act as the Highgear Brand Manager overseeing the overall direction of the brand. Darby has been retained t

NGF: October Rounds Played Inch Up 0.6%

Same-store rounds played were up 0.6% in the month of October over the same month last year. Rounds have been in positive territory for four of the last six months, but not positive enough to bring the year-to-date figure above break-even, coming in at -0

C.A.M.P. USA Moves Down the Road

As a result of a spike in sales and anticipated future growth, C.A.M.P. USA, the U.S. distributor of Italian-made C.A.M.P. climbing gear, has moved its operations around the corner to a larger warehouse and office space. The street address remains the sam

Neiman-Marcus Posts 4% October Comps Gain

The Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. announced that for the four weeks ending November 26, 2005, total revenues increased 6.6% to $328 million from $308 million last year. Comparable store revenues increased 4.0% for the period to $318 million…

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