SGB Update Outdoor

NRF: Import Cargo Continues to Rise Despite Red Sea Disruptions

U.S. ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.87 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units, one 20-foot container or its equivalent, in December, the latest month final numbers are available, down 1 percent from November but up 8.3 percent year-over-year, the report indicated.

Newell Brands Sees Q4 Active Outdoor Lifestyle Sales Fall 22 Percent

The parent company of Marmot, Ex Officio, Stearns, Bubba, Coleman, and Contigo, among others, reported fourth quarter net sales of $2.1 billion, a 9.1 percent decline compared to the prior-year Q4 period, reflecting in part, the impact of category exits and favorable foreign exchange.

Tractor Supply Comps Down 4.2 Percent in Q4 as Net Income Declines

Fourth quarter net sales decreased 8.6 percent to $3.66 billion, compared to $4.01 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022. The company said the prior year’s fourth quarter included an extra sales week as part of the company’s 53-week calendar in 2022

Puma Appoints Julie Legrand to Lead Global Brand Strategy

Legrand brings 20 years of experience in marketing and brand management to the role. Most recently, she worked as H&M’s global brand director. She also held senior positions in marketing and brand at Procter & Gamble.

Tactics Opening First Location Outside of Oregon

The Oregon-based skateboarding and snowboarding specialty retailer is adding a new store in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. The opening is planned for early summer 2024.