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Shoe Pavilion to Sell Intellectual Property

Shoe Pavilion has hired IP Recovery, Inc., an intellectual property asset disposition and advisory services company, to manage the sale of Shoe Pavilion’s intellectual property and intangible assets portfolio. The assets for sale include, the Shoe Pavilio

NBA Launches First-Ever Green Week

The National Basketball Association (NBA), in partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), launched its inaugural “Green Week.” From April 2 to April 10, all NBA teams will generate awareness and funding to protect the environment throug

Nike Sues Two Chinese Companies

Nike is suing two Chinese companies for copying one of its logos – a silhouette of former basketball star Michael Jordan slam-dunking, according to China Daily…

Counterfeit Golf Equipment Seized in Beijing

The U.S. Golf Manufacturers Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group announced that raids to a factory in Beijing resulted in the seizure of nearly 10,000 pieces of counterfeit golf equipment, including more than 740 assembled golf clubs, 1,500 club heads, 4,70

Trade Groups Protest New Child Safety Requirements

Scores of manufacturing trade associations, including the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association and Bicycle Products Suppliers Association, descended on Washington on April 1 to help fight to amend the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. The Act

Schutt Sports Seeks City Support to Stay In Litchfield, IL

Schutt Sports is seeking assistance from the city of Litchfield, IL, in building a new $5 million facility. The company said it is being courted by other states to relocate its headquarters. The company was founded in Litchfield in 1918…

Rocky Extends Credit Facility

Rocky Brands, Inc. said it has amended its credit facility with GMAC Commercial Finance LLC to extend the facility’s maturity through April 30, 2012. The credit facility was originally scheduled to mature on Jan. 5, 2010. In addition, the amendment reduce

Burton Founders Eliminate Own Salaries as Layoffs Occur

Burton implemented cost savings initiatives last week as it reduced head count and implemented a reduction in salaries across the board. In a move that should likely garner more attention than it has, Burton owners Jake and Donna Carpenter have chosen to

The Walking Company to Restructure After Tough Q4

The Walking Company Holdings, Inc. reported fourth quarter net sales increased 3.9% to $ 79.6 million from $76.6 million last year as full year sales grew 3.5% to $241.5 million from $233.3 million in 2007. Sales growth was primarily due to the addition o

Ruger Offers Support for 2009 Hunter Education

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is now offering discounts for Hunter Education Instructors for 2009 and has announced its committed sponsorship of both Hunter’s Handbook and the Hunter and Shooting Sports Education Journal. All of these tools support the Hun

Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM Tabs Heath as Ambassador

Hunt.Fish.Feed.SM —The Sportsman Channel’s unique initiative to help feed the nation’s needy during the economic crisis and beyond—has named Haley Heath as official ambassador for the national public affairs program…

Boy Scouts to Host NRA Day

The Boy Scouts of America Capitol Area Council will host an NRA Day event at the Lost Pines Scout Reservation in Bastrop, Texas on April 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m…

Ringstar Hires Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy

Chris Langathianos, a 12-year footwear veteran, has joined martial arts footwear manufacturer Ringstar, Inc. as Director of Marketing and Brand Strategy. In this new role, Langathianos will focus on developing the performance brand’s overall business stra

Shoe Carnival Launches BOGO Card Campaign

Beginning April 1 through April 11, with any purchase, Shoe Carnival is offering customers a “BOGO When You Want 2” card. Anytime through January 19, 2010 customers can present the “BOGO When You Want 2” (SM) card and receive “Buy one, get the second pair

Skechers Expands South American Operations

Skechers USA, Inc. has expanded its operations in South America by assuming the distribution of its brand in Chile through a newly established subsidiary, Skechers Chile Ltda…