SGB Update Outdoor

May Company March Comps Decrease 11.4%

The May Department Stores Company reported preliminary net sales of $1.06 billion for the five-week period ended April 5, 2003, a 9.9% decrease from $1.18 billion in the similar period last year. Store-for-store sales decreased 11.4%…

Value City March Comp Store Sales Decreased 4.4%

Value City Department Stores, Inc. announced total sales for the five weeks ended April 5, 2003, increased 0.3% to $237.7 million from $237.0 million for the five weeks ended April 6, 2002. The company's same store sales decreased 4.4% for the five

Wal-Mart March Comps Inch Up 0.3%

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. reported net sales for the five-week period ending April 4, 2003, of $23.175 billion, an increase of 7.8% over the $21.489 billion in the similar period in the prior year. Sales for the nine-week period were $41.971 billion, an incr

SGAA Mourns Passing of Al Nicholas

Al Nicholas, former SGAA 1993 Lifetime Sales Achievement Award recipient, passed away March 27, 2003, after a long illness. Nicholas, 74, had been in the sporting business since 1969 and opened his rep agency, Nicholas Associates in 1985.

Tare 7 Appoints Category Managers

TARE7 (T7), holding company of airwalk, genetic airwalk skateboarding, andy mac Footwear, and ALPHANUMERIC Footwear brands has appointed Andrew Shaddy Category Manager of ALPHANUMERIC Footwear and andy mac Footwear and Phil Shettig as Category Manager for

Phoenix Footwear Group in 2-for-1 Stock Split

Phoenix Footwear Group, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has declared a 2-for-1 stock split of the Company's common stock. Shareholders of record at the close of business on the company's 2003 Annual Shareholder Meeting date will recei

Aussie Apparel Announces Three-For-One Stock Split

Aussie Apparel, Inc. announced that its board of directors approved a three-for-one stock split of the company's common stock. The forward split will be effective on Monday April 7th, 2003 to the holders of record of Aussie Apparel's common st

Oakley Settles Patent Lawsuit with NYX Golf Inc.

Oakley Inc. announced that it has settled a lawsuit for alleged infringement of its XYZ(R) Eyewear Patents, among other things. The parties entered into a confidential settlement agreement, the terms of which were not disclosed, except that the parties d

Gart / TSA Deal Survives Antitrust Deadline; Merger Moves Ahead

Gart Sports Company and The Sports Authority, Inc. announced Thursday that the 30-day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976 with respect to their previously announced plan to merge the two companies expired at midnig

Oakley, I-Tech Settle Infringement Action; Agree to License Deal

Oakley Inc. has settled its patent infringement lawsuit filed on Dec. 28, 2001 against I-Tech Sport Products Inc., for patent infringement and unfair competition alleging the infringement by ITECH of Oakley's U.S. Patent No. 5,815,848 — “Impact Resi

Federated Inks Private Label Deal with Tarrant

Federated Department Stores, Inc. and Tarrant Apparel Group have signed a multi-year exclusive distribution agreement to distribute American Rag CIE, a new casual sportswear collection for juniors and young men's…

West Marine Sees March, Q1 Comps Down Over 10%

West Marine, Inc. reported that net sales for the five weeks ended March 29, 2003 were $55.5 million, a 17.1% increase from net sales of $47.4 million for the same period a year ago. Comparable store net sales for March decreased 10.3% from the same peri

Ahead Adds Tempesta to Midwest Rep Slot

Ahead® has hired Tony Tempesta as sales executive for the Kansas and Missouri territory. Tempesta becomes the newest addition to an Ahead sales team whose growth has been prompted by continued expansion of its lines…

Columbia Completes Acquisition of Mountain Hardwear

Outdoor apparel and footwear leader Columbia Sportswear Company announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Mountain Hardwear, Inc. A wholly owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear merged with and into Mountain Hardwear effect

Skechers Signs Men’s Apparel License Deal

Skechers USA, Inc. announced that Garson International has been named the licensee for Skechers men's outerwear in the United States. Under the licensing agreement, Garson International will design, distribute and market Skechers Collection men&#039