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Callaway Signs Footwear Deal…

Tour Golf Group has signed an exclusive licensing deal to develop and sell Callaway Golf men's and women's footwear…

Asics Sues Discount Retailer for Knock-offs…

Asics filed suit Friday in the Federal District Court in the Western District of Tennessee against Fred's, Inc, a 350+ store discount retail chain in the Southeast. The suit claims trademark infringement, unfair competition, and trademark dilution..

Kmart Files Its Reorganization Plan, Brings in New Investors…

Kmart Corporation filed its plan to come out of bankruptcy in Chicago late Friday, and did so without the final approval of its creditors. The company stated that it’s optimistic that its statutory committees will formally endorse the Plan of Reorganizat

Aussie Apparel Group Acquires Brands…

Aussie Apparel Group, Ltd. signed the closing documents last month to acquire the Hot Tuna, Xisle, Piranha Boy and Piranha Girl brands from Federation Group. The definitive agreement, signed on December 17, 2002, is valued at approximately $7.5 million…

Pride Manufacturing Acquires Softspikes, Inc.

Pride Manufacturing LLC announced the acquisition of Softspikes Inc. As part of the acquisition, Pride assumes ownership of Sport Holdings Inc., which includes Softspikes Inc., as well as Trisport Ltd. of England, the leading manufacturer of cleats and re

Another Carolina Mill Files Chapter 11

Chuck Flynt started Flynt Fabrics in 1972 and watched it grow into a player in the textile industry. But last week, Flynt had to tell his employees that his company was filing for bankruptcy protection…

Johnson Outdoors Narrows Q1 Loss

Johnson Outdoors Q1 net sales decreased 8% to $54.9 million, and operating profit declined by $0.8 million to $0.2 million. The reported loss before cumulative effect of change in accounting principle improved to -$0.3 million…

Huffy Renews Endorsement Deal with Kidd

New Jersey Nets All-Star Guard Jason Kidd recently signed a two-year extension on his endorsement deal with Huffy Sports, a longtime NBA licensee and world-renowned sporting goods company…

Leatherman Appoints National Account Executive

Kevin Kebodeaux has joined Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. as
National Accounts Executive. He will be responsible for working with national retailers in the sporting goods and general merchandise categories…

Pacific Trail Signs Watch License Deal

Pacific Trail® Inc. has signed a three-year license agreement with Genender International, Inc. to design, develop and market a collection of Pacific Trail branded timepieces…

Jack Smith to Consult for Contact Sports

Contact Sports, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Alfa International Corp., today announced that it has signed a two year consulting agreement with Jack A. Smith, founder and former C.E.O. of The Sports Authority (TSA)…

Fortune Acushnet Division Sees 2002 Sales Up 6.5%

Fortune Brands, Inc. reported record results for the fourth quarter and full year 2002. FO deployed successful strategic initiatives, generating share gains for home and golf brands. The company's top-selling brands, including Moen, Titleist, Jim Bea

Appeals Courts Affirms Oakley Case Against LUX

The U.S. Court of Appeals order restrains and enjoins Luxottica Group, Sunglass Hut International, LensCrafters Inc. and Ray Ban Sun Optics Inc. from making, importing, selling or offering to sell any products in the United States with Emerald (green) or