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Vista Outdoor Rejects Buyout Proposal from Colt CZ

Vista Outdoor, Inc. said late Wednesday that following consultation with its financial and legal advisors, its board of directors had rejected the unsolicited proposal received from Colt CZ Group SE to acquire the company.

Bass Pro’s Debt Ratings Outlook Lowered On Sales Weakness

S&P Global Ratings lowered the debt ratings outlook of Great Outdoors Group, LLC, the corporate parent of Bass Pro and Cabela’s, due to the recent report of a negative sales performance for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30.

NRF: Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Sees Record Number of Shoppers

A record 200.4 million consumers shopped over the five-day holiday weekend from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, surpassing last year’s record of 196.7 million, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation. The figures surpassed NRF’s initial expectations of 182 million shoppers by more than 18 million.

Report: Online Apparel Sales Nearly Triple on Cyber Monday

Consumers spent a total of $12.4 billion on Cyber Monday, November 27, according to final Adobe Analytics data, up 9.6 percent from $11.3 billion on Cyber Monday 2022, which was the previous single biggest online spending day of all time.

Academy Sports Settles Firearms Sales Lawsuit

Academy Sports + Outdoors and the families of the victims murdered by Todd Kohlhepp reached a settlement. Academy will reward $2.5 million to the three victims’ estates, leaving each with over $830,000, minus attorney fees.

Academy Sports Opens Seven New Stores in November

Academy Sports + Outdoors opened seven new stores in five states in November 2023 to complete its fiscal 2023 new store planned openings. The retailer opened 14 new stores in fiscal 2023 and plans to expand to reach its goal of opening 120 to 140 new stores by the end of 2027.

Roark Names Active Lifestyle Industry Vet as CEO

New CEO Jason Steris joined action sports brand Volcom in its early years and spent 23 years at the brand, holding various positions from national sales manager to COO, president and CEO. More recently, he was CEO at the motocross and mountain bike gear brand Troy Lee Designs.

Berger Appoints Export Sales and Compliance Manager

Based in Sedalia, MO, Berger Bullets and Ammunition announced that Bob Goalder was appointed export sales and compliance manager, heading up international sales for the company while ensuring all federal, state and local government requirements are met.

NICS Checks Top 680,000 for Black Friday Week

NSSF reported that the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) completed 680,671 background checks related to firearms for the week leading up to and including Black Friday. That figure is down 4.3 percent from 2022’s total of 711,372 for the same period. 

Second Chance Opens European Office and Warehouse

Second Chance Ltd, a sporting goods distributor specialising in golf, cycling, football, fishing and connected sports technology based in Frankfurt, Germany, announced the opening of a new trading business, and limited GmbH company, SC Distribution Europe.

Report: Black Friday Traffic Sees Uptick

Sensormatic Solutions released its initial shopper visit data for U.S. brick-and-mortar stores and shopping centers for Black Friday, November 24, noting that foot traffic increased 4.6 percent compared to 2022.