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Taylor Made-adidas Golf and Pixl Resolve Litigation

Taylor Made-adidas Golf Company and Pixl Golf Company have confirmed that the two organizations have been involved recently in litigation that “has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of both parties”. Both Taylor Made-adidas and Pixl are prohibited

NSGA: Fitness Participation Linked with Equipment Purchases

The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) and nationally known market research firm Irwin Broh & Associates have published a unique report that connects participation in 13 fitness activities with purchases of seven separate pieces of equipment…

Fischer Skis Ramps Up Field and Office Staff

Fischer Skis USA announced the appointment of several new employees both in field and in-house. Peter Kennedy and assistant Brian Schiller will represent Fischer Alpine and Cross-Country in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Brian Sturgis ha

Nike Signs Taylor and Purcell to Lifetime Deals…

The company may have solidified their future in performance basketball with the signings last month of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, but the addition of the key retro icons strengthens Nike’s foothold in the fashion end of the footwear ca

New Era, Koch Family Launching Annual Golf Event for Cancer Research

New Era Cap Company and the Koch Family will hold the inaugural DCK Memorial Golf Tournament Monday, July 21, at Wanakah Country Club in Hamburg, N.Y. All proceeds from this first-annual event will be donated to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institu

Footstar Athletic Comps Up 1.0%; Will Broaden Nike Offerings

Footstar, Inc. reported that comparable store sales for the thirteen-week period ended June 28, 2003 declined 2.2%. Comparable store sales at Meldisco decreased 4.9%, and comparable store sales for the athletic segment increased 1.0%. Total sales in the

Skate Board Group Makes Cross-Country Trek for a Cause

On August 2nd, skate industry veteran Jack Smith and three friends will begin a 3,000 mile journey pushing their skateboards across the United States. The trek that will take them from Oregon to Virginia in the middle of the summer heat is expected to ta

Gotcha Emerges from Bankruptcy

Gotcha International LP announced Tuesday that it is emerging from bankruptcy. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in August, will pay its creditors fully with 6-8 percent interest. Gotcha owes about $8.0 million, which should be pai

Wolverine Q2 EPS Up 9.5% on 8.7% Revenue Rise

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. reported that second quarter revenue rose 8.7% to $184.0 million compared to $169.3 million reported for the second quarter of 2002. Earnings per share improved to $0.23 per share compared to $0.21 per share reported for the sa

Nike Acquires Converse in $305 Million Deal

NIKE, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Converse, Inc. The total price to be paid for 100 percent of the equity shares is approximately $305 million plus the assumption of certain working capital liabilities at the time of the transa

Stride Rite Makes Board Appointment

The Stride Rite Corporation announced that James F. Orr III has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Orr has served as Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation since December 2000. From May 2000 to December 2001, he was President and Chief Executive

American Capital Supporting Fenway’s Riddell Acquisition

American Capital Strategies Ltd. announced that it has invested $23 million in Riddell Sports Group Inc. American Capital's investment takes the form of senior subordinated debt and equity and supports the acquisition of Riddell by Fenway Partners In

Davis Named President of Enyce

Sport Brands International (SBI), the new parent company of Fila, Ciesse Piumini and Enyce, has named Evan Davis President of Enyce. Mr. Davis, 39, originally joined Enyce after serving as national sales manager and chief merchandiser for Mecca USA…

Shoe Pavilion Reports Q2 Same Store Sales off 7.6%

Shoe Pavilion announced net sales were $21.2 million for the second quarter ended June 28, 2003, compared to net sales of $22.7 million for the same period in 2002, a 6.9% decrease. Net sales from the Company's retail stores and Gordmans licensed sho