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O’Neill Group Appoints New CEO

Jan Valdmaa has been appointed chief executive officer of the O'Neill Group, the surf, snow and lifestyle brand that was originally founded in Northern California in 1952. Valdmaa will replace interim CEO Tom Heidman…

Maturing Performance Apparel Sees Gains Moderate

Performance apparel has been the darling of the sporting goods apparel business over the last few years, netting strong double-digit gains that have masked weakness in many other areas of the apparel market. The categories that make up the performance se

Wilson, NCAA Donate 13,000 Uniforms to Youth

During the most recent Final Four basketball championship games, Wilson and the NCAA partnered to donate 13,000 brand new uniforms to a wide array of youth organizations, church leagues and school programs in Detroit and St. Louis. Working closely with co

Adams Golf CFO to Exit; Company Names Interim

Adams Golf is reporting that Chief Financial Officer Eric Logan has resigned from the company, effective April 30, 2009. He is leaving to become Chief Financial Officer of Evergreen Alliance Golf Limited, L.P., which owns and manages approximately 80 golf

Hyde Joins Cerf Bros. Bag as VP of Sales

Cerf Brothers Bag Company, a 94-year-old manufacturer of packs, luggage and bags for the outdoor industry, has named industry veteran Ron Hyde as vice president of sales, said Brian Spanel, chief executive officer…

Cutter and Buck Impacted by Weak U.S. Market

New Wave Group, based in Stockholm, Sweden, said sales of its Sports and Leisure division, which includes Cutter & Buck and Craft, were virtually flat at MSEK 413 million ($50.5 million) from MSEK 411 million ($50.2 million) a year ago. But profit on EBIT

Accell Group Reports Increased Bicycle Sales in 2009

Accell Group N.V. said its turnover and profit in the first months of 2009 increased, compared with the same period of 2008. After a long winter, mid-March saw a good start in bicycle sales. In addition to increased bicycle sales, Accell Group also noted

Sports Direct Reiterates Guidance

Sports Direct International said despite the tough conditions, it remains confident of achieving underlying EBITDA of £135 million ($197 million.) The largest U.K. sporting-goods retailer said sales in the last six weeks were “higher than expected” gains,

Steve Madden Raises Full Year 2009 Guidance

Steve Madden expects net sales for the first quarter 2009 to be between $106 million and $107 million. This compares to net sales of $100.5 million for the first quarter of 2008. EPS for the first quarter of 2009 is expected to be in the range of 35 cents

Deckers Ups Revenue Outlook on Strong UGG Performance

Deckers Outdoor Corporation said net sales increased 37.6% to $134.2 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009, versus $97.5 million last year. Diluted EPS increased 8.1% to 93 cents compared to 86 cents a year ago, domestic sales increased 29.6%

Top 50 Tennis Centers Recognized

The “Top 50 Tennis Welcome Centers of 2008” were recognized by the Tennis Industry Association, U.S. Tennis Association and the trade magazine Racquet Sports Industry. The tennis facilities honored all exhibited excellent participation figures involving n

Fila USA Partners With

Fila USA established a new tree planting collaboration with, the nation's oldest non-profit dedicated to funding and overseeing tree planting programs in the U.S. and globally. Fila had been exploring partnerships with tree planti