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Asics Sees U.S. Sales Jump 40% in Fiscal Third Quarter

Asics Corp. reported fiscal third quarter sales in the U.S. jumped 19.7 percent to approximately ¥13.94 billion ($145 mm) for the period ended December 31, compared to approximately ¥11.65 billion ($103 mm) last year…

Pro Football Tops “Favorite Sport” List Again

When asked to choose which one sport is America’s favorite, pro football tops the list with 31% of those who follow sports, followed by 16% who say baseball is their favorite, according to The Harris Poll. Rounding out the top five favorite sports are col

SanMar Partners with OGIO in Promotional Channel

SanMar Corp., a supplier of imprintable apparel and accessories, entered into an agreement to gain exclusive distribution of all 54 OGIO products available in the promotional products industry. While SanMar previously carried select OGIO styles, beginning

Sport Footwear Falls Short of Holiday Growth

After many of the publicly traded retailers reported last week, the Holiday 2008 retail business proved to be as disappointing as analysts and prognosticators had forecast. Though anecdotal evidence from much of specialty retail held slightly better resul

SRI Sports Sales Jump on Boost from Cleveland Acquisition

SRI Sports., the new parent company to Srixon and Cleveland Golf, had a strong first three quarters of fiscal 2008 as the addition of the Cleveland business to the sales numbers has more than offset minor declines in smaller divisions. Nonetheless, the co

OR Winter Market Attendance Down 5%

Preliminary show numbers at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show indicate the softening of the market did effect show numbers both in the number of attendees (approx. 16,500 attendees) and sold floor space (330,000 net-sold, square-feet). The ove

KEEN Creates New Global Business Development Position

KEEN Inc., announced the appointment of Troy Ballard to the newly formed position of VP of Global Business Development. This role essentially replaces the traditional VP Sales Role to take into consideration the emerging dynamics of the global market…

Oboz Hires New Rockies Reps

Oboz footwear has tapped Eric Miller and Megan Chain of The Raven Workshop to drive sales in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. Miller and Chain also represent Ibex, Westcomb, and Dakine…

Skullcandy Europe appoints KAOS for Pan-European PR

Skullcandy Europe has appointed action sports and music integrated agency KAOS following a four-way pitch. KAOS will be focused on Pan-European PR for core/action sports, music and lifestyle digital and press media. KAOS’ action sports marketing and creat

Payless ShoeSource Earns PETA Award

Payless ShoeSource has won the Best New Shoe Line category in PETA's sixth annual Proggy Awards for creating the “first-ever affordable green footwear line” that doesn't contain any leather. Payless will receive a framed certificate and will be

Industry Tightens its Belt for Year Ahead

Industry companies hit the road last week in hopes of drumming up some new investment dollars during a time of difficult trading conditions. The two big conferences for the active sports lifestyle market were the ICR Xchange Conference in Dana Point, CA a

Sport Chalet Amends Credit Line

On January 9, Sport Chalet Inc. amended its credit agreement with lenders led by Bank of America to loosen its terms, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The filing noted that as of December 31, an event of default had occurre

Tubbs Names National Sales Manager

K2 Sports said Jeff Cunningham has been hired as national sales manager for Tubbs Snowshoes. Most recently he was Eastern Key Account Manager for Gramicci and prior to that, marketing director and national sales manager for Mammut Sports group. Cunningham