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Industry News Archive for dates of Monday, December 4, 2017 thru Sunday, December 17, 2017
  • REI Co-op Names Three New Executive Leaders 12/14/2017  sgbonline.com REI announced three recent hires to lead its teams in legal, information technology and REI Co-op Brands: Wilma Wallace, Christine Putur and Chris Speyer.
  • Bankrupt Gander Mountain Reemerges As ‘Gander Outdoors’ 12/13/2017  gearjunkie.com - The rebranded Gander Outdoors will refresh the bankrupt Gander Mountain stores and online presence with direction from new owner Camping World Inc.
  • Osprey Packs hires Mark Galbraith as senior director of product 12/12/2017  bicycleretailer.com - Osprey Packs has hired outdoor industry veteran Mark Galbraith as its senior director of product. Galbraith most recently served as general manager of Nau, a brand that he co-founded. Previous to that,...
  • East Meets West: Vibram x Hiroki Nakamura 12/12/2017  sgbonline.com - Vibram collaborated with Hiroki Nakamura, the Creative Director behind Visvim, a Japanese streetwear label founded by Nakamura in 2000 to commemorate Vibram’s 80th Anniversary with a customized Carrarmato Lug Sole. The Visvim...
  • Maine Outdoor Brands Form Alliance 12/11/2017  insideoutdoor.com - An alliance of like-minded business leaders and entrepreneurs representing Maine-based outdoor product and recreation interests recently launched Maine Outdoor Brands (MOB) with the desire of working collaboratively to ignite Maine’s outdoor recreation...
  • Nepal Tightens Restrictions on Everest Attempts 12/11/2017  adventure-journal.com - Nepal’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation just announced that it’s changing some important mountaineering regulations for Everest with implications for some of the most challenging climb attempts. The revised rules...
  • Fitbit And Jawbone Resolve All Outstanding Civil Litigation 12/11/2017  sgbonline.com - Fitbit Inc. and Jawbone have reached a global settlement agreement resolving all outstanding litigation between the parties. Jawbone had accused Fitbit of stealing trade secrets after some of its employees joined Fitbit....
  • Patagonia and the Federal Government Go Head to Head 12/08/2017  outsideonline.com - Immediately after President Trump issued a proclamation cutting Bears Ears National Monument into two significantly smaller areas, Patagonia unveiled its stark new homepage, designed to prod and provoke. Black and white, it...
  • City air pollution cancels out the beneficial effects of exercise 12/07/2017  independent.ie - City air pollution can cancel out the beneficial effects of exercise in older adults, say scientists. A London study found short-term exposure to traffic fumes greatly reduced the positive impact of walking...
  • Lululemon Rebuts Athleisure Critics In Q3 12/07/2017  sgbonline.com - Defying predictions that the athleisure bubble had burst, Lululemon reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and raised its guidance for the year. The company is on track to deliver $4 billion in revenues by...
  • Surf Expo To Launch Bluewater Category 12/06/2017  sgbonline.com - Surf Expo announced the debut of their newest show category, Bluewater, at the upcoming Surf Expo January 25 to 27, 2018. Bluewater will cater to inshore and offshore apparel and accessory companies...
  • The Outdoor Industry’s Protests Won’t Save Public Lands 12/06/2017  outsideonline.com - The outdoor industry has been a fierce advocate for the now-decimated national monument—but it may have been too little, too late. It seems likely that the outdoor industry’s legal efforts will end...
  • Outdoor Brands Get Serious 12/05/2017  outsideonline.com - Does it make sense to devote a gear website to a political message? In the wake of President Donald Trump's order to shrink Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante national monuments, REI, Patagonia,...
  • Russia Is Banned From 2018 Olympics; Athletes Told To Compete Under Olympic Flag 12/05/2017  npr.org - The International Olympic Committee has suspended the Russian Olympic Committee "with immediate effect," essentially banning the country from the upcoming Winter Olympics over Russia's system of state-supported cheating by athletes using performance-enhancing...
  • Women found to be more naturally fit than men 12/05/2017  220triathlon.com - The speed of oxygen uptake by the body's cells is often used as an indicator of aerobic fitness, and new research shows women are able to process oxygen quicker than men, when...
  • Trump shrinks two huge national monuments in Utah, drawing praise and protests 12/04/2017  washingtonpost.com - President Trump drastically scaled back Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, the largest reduction of public lands protection in U.S. history. Trump’s move immediately sparked an outpouring of praise from conservative...
  • Sherpa Stripped of Everest Speed Record by Nepal Supreme Court 12/04/2017  adventure-journal.com - The speed record for Mount Everest has stood since May 21, 2004, when Pemba Dorje Sherps claims to have traveled to the summit from base camp in eight hours and ten minutes....
  • Columbia Sportswear Announces New Management Appointments 12/04/2017  sgbonline.com - Columbia Sportswear announced new management appointments in within finance, legal and manufacturing. Melissa Dugan has been appointed VP, chief accounting officer; Jennifer Warner has joined Columbia Sportswear Company as VP of legal...
  • Columbia Strikes Back with Performance Star Wars Jackets 12/04/2017  gearjunkie.com - Columbia Sportswear celebrates the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with a limited run of winter jackets inspired by The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Columbia Flagship Closes Temporarily Amid Protests 12/04/2017  sgbonline.com - Columbia Sportswear’s store in downtown Portland closed on Saturday after it faced organized demonstrations. The protests came after CEO Tim Boyle said his company was exploring closing its nearby downtown office because...
  • Under Armour Appoints David Bergman CFO 12/04/2017  sgbonline.com - Under Armour, Inc. announced that David Bergman has been named chief financial officer (CFO). Bergman has served as acting CFO since February 2017. Bergman has a proven track record of developing and...

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