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ForeFront Group Names Director Of Marketing

ForeFront Group, Inc. has named Scott Harris as its new director of marketing. In his new position, Harris will be responsible for overseeing all marketing and branding initiatives for the Datrek, Burton, Devant and Miller Golf brands…

Forzani Sees Flat Holiday Sales

The Forzani Group Ltd. reported total sales for the ten weeks ended Jan. 11 were flat to the prior year. On a same store basis, total retail system sales were down 1.8%, although sales were stronger in the week before and the week after Christmas. Corpora

JD Sports to Exceed Expectations

JD Sports Fashion Plc, the U.K.’s third-largest sporting-goods retailer, reported sales rose 2.8% in the five weeks ended Jan. 3. Pretax profit will be “marginally” above estimates, helped by a strategy of delaying marking down merchandise until Dec. 26.

Thule Adds Peregrine as Outdoor Distributor

Thule has entered into an agreement with Peregrine Outfitters to distribute Thule and SportRack branded products to the outdoor industry. Peregrine dealers will be able to quickly receive Thule inventory, along with 7,000 other items, through Peregrine’s

SIA: Snow Sports YTD Sales Up 3% through November

According to SnowSports Industries America's (SIA), the snow sports market remained healthy with 3% growth August to November. Snow sports sales surpassed $917 million as the overall retail market faltered in the recession's nadir…

Retailers See Sales Increase, Comps Down in Q3

Retailers in the active sports lifestyle market posted reasonable sales growth for the fiscal third quarter in the light of the general malaise in the market, as sales grew 3.4% on a consolidated basis for the public company retailers tracked by Sports Ex

Trade Shows Exhibiting Some Pressure

With the economy flailing, trade show traffic is expected to take a significant hit in 2009. As budgets get slashed across the board, both retailers and vendors are finding little room left for the traveling, lodging and entertaining costs involved with t

RECALL: RockShox Domain Bicycle Forks

About 175 bicycles with RockShox Domain 302 and 318 bicycle forks, manufactured in Taiwan and imported by SRAM, have been recalled because the forks can detach from the bicycle frames…

Ruger to Repurchase 357,000 Shares

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced that during the fourth quarter of 2008 the company repurchased 357,000 shares of its common stock for $2.4 million in the open market, including 309,000 shares repurchased in October 2008 and 48,000 shares repurchase

Scott Adds to Marketing Team

SCOTT USA has added Lars-Erik Johnson to its U.S. bicycle group. He will join the bike marketing department and assist in communications, web projects and coordinating media samples. Johnson has been with ScottUSA for nearly three years as a Bike and Wint

Wolverine to Cut 450 Jobs; Acquires Cushe

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. announced a strategic restructuring plan that the company said will create significant operating efficiencies, improve its supply chain and create a stronger global brand platform. When fully implemented, the company expects the

Costco December Comps Slightly Drop

Costco Wholesale Corporation reported net sales of $7.40 billion for the month of December, the five weeks ended Jan. 4, 2009, a decrease of two percent from $7.55 billion in the same five-week period last year. Total company comparable sales for the five

December Comp Sales Flat for Ross Stores

Ross Stores, Inc. saw sales of $802 million for the five weeks ended Jan. 3, 2009, a 6% increase over the $755 million in sales for the five weeks ended Jan. 5, 2008. Same store sales for the five weeks ended Jan. 3, 2009 were flat on top of a 3% increase