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Consumer Sentiment Falls to 7-Month Low

The latest University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey released Friday showed sentiment hit its lowest level in seven months during June with the decline blamed on anxiety over inflation.

Burris Optics Appoints New General Manager

Burris Optics, headquartered in Greeley, CO and part of Beretta Holding S.A., the Italian industrial group, hired Bruno Beccaria as U.S. general manager.

Ammo’s Losses Steepen On Sales Declines

Ammo, Inc., the owner of, reported sales fell 7.5 percent in the fourth quarter and 24.2 percent in the fiscal year ended March 31 with losses widening in both periods. 

Momentec Brands Names Chairman, CFO and SVP of Product Development

Formed out of the merger of Augusta Sportswear Brands and Founder Sport Group, Momentec Brands appointed David Baxter as chairman, Mike Moore as chief financial officer, and Joel Bennink as SVP of product development. Most recently, Baxter was the president of Under Armour for the Americas Region. Bennink spent 13 years at Under Armour, where he led the growth and development across Team, Golf and Curry-branded apparel.

Sig Sauer Names New Chief Marketing Officer

Sig Sauer promoted Robby Johnson to chief marketing officer. Former chief marketing officer and EVP of commercial sales, Tom Taylor, becomes EVP, global brand development. Robby Johnson, the SVP of commercial sales, will now report to CEO Ron Cohen.

HIVIZ Shooting Systems Names Director of U.S. Commercial Sales

Christopher Harrison joins joins the company with over 40 years of experience in sales in the firearms and defense industry. He has worked for Paratore Enterprises, NP Aerospace, Tactical and Survival Specialties (TSSi), and Tacprogear.

Academy Sports’ Q1 Earnings Miss Wall Street Targets

Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. reported first-quarter earnings on an adjusted basis slid 20.8 percent and came in lower than analyst expectations for the second straight quarter. Same-store sales were down 5.7 percent, and gross margins were off slightly. Steve Lawrence, CEO, said, “Our customers remain under pressure in the current economic environment.”

Lazydays Names Chairman

Lazydays Holdings, Inc. announced that lead independent director and former interim-CEO Robert DeVincenzi has been appointed chairman of its Board of Directors. DeVincenzi succeeds Christopher Shackelton, managing partner of Coliseum Capital Management LLC, who decided to step down as a director.