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  • The World’s Most Adventurous Women 2019 mensjournal.com - Meet the new adventure icons. From rock climber and mountaineer Emily Harrington scaling massive caves in China to big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira staring down a 68-foot wave in Portugal, here are 17...
  • footwearnews.com - Shares for Wolverine World Wide Inc. dipped more than 8% to $36.51 after posting fourth-quarter earnings. The Rockford, Mich.-based company, parent to Merrell, Sperry and Keds, reported revenues that increased 0.2% to...
  • Elan Sports USA Names Mechura as New President, CEO insideoutdoor.com - Elan Skis, the Slovenian-based legacy supplier of handcrafted skis, announced today the appointment of Jeff Mechura as the new president and CEO of Elan Sports USA, an independent subsidiary of Elan d.o.o....
  • Op-Ed: Enough with the swag, already! snewsnet.com - The outdoor industry swag culture has gotten out of hand, and it’s time we put on the brakes.
  • Emerald CEO: 2019 Snow Show Revenue Down In Mid-Single Digits sgbonline.com - Revenue for the recent Outdoor Retailer Snow Show is expected to be down in the mid-single digits even as the show’s mood and energy were “excellent,” according to Phil Evans, interim president...
  • Deanne Buck resigns from Camber Outdoors and Diana Seung steps in snewsnet.com - Camber Outdoors Exec. Dir. Deanne Buck has resigned after six years at the helm of the organization. Buck will be replaced, on an interim basis, by Camber board member Diana Seung, former...
  • Canada Goose Holdings Q3 Earnings Soar sgbonline.com - Canada Goose Holdings Inc. reported third-quarter earnings catapulted 66.2% on a 50.2% revenue hike. In Canadian Dollars: Total revenue increased by 50.2% to $399.3m, net income per diluted share increased by 66.1%...
  • Yeti Holdings Q4 Profits Jump sgbonline.com - Yeti Holdings Inc. reported a sharp jump in net earnings in the fourth quarter as revenues climbed 19%.Net sales increased 19% to $241.2 million, gross margin improved 690 basis points to 53.0%,...
  • More Details on China’s New Climbing Rules for Everest adventureblog.net - This past fall the news broke that China was issuing strict new climbing rules for Everest in an effort to improve safety and overall conditions on the mountain. With just six weeks...
  • Snow Sports Sales Up with Snow Fall, Says NPD insideoutdoor.com - As the snow came down, winter/snow sports gear sales were up 7% in the early part of the season. From August through December 2018, snow sports gear and apparel sales reached $4.3...
  • Outdoor Industry Association Names Amy Horton as Senior Director of Sustainable Business Innovation outdoorindustry.org - Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced that Amy Horton will join the OIA executive team as senior director of sustainable business innovation. Prior to her consulting strategy work, Amy worked full time for...
  • Can ‘Bench Strength’ Bolster REI During Leadership Transition? sgbonline.com - The news about Jerry Stritzke, president and CEO of REI Co-op, resigning after admitting to having a personal and consensual relationship with “the leader of another organization” jolted the outdoor industry. But...
  • REI’s Jerry Stritzke resigns after investigation into personal relationship snewsnet.com - REI President and CEO Jerry Stritzke is resigning on March 15 after he and the Board of Directors agreed that his relationship with another leader in the outdoor industry is a perceived...
  • Vista Outdoor reports 20% drop in Q3 sales compared to previous year cyclingindustry.news - Vista Outdoor has reported sales for Q3 at $468 million, down 20% on the same quarter last year and 13% organically. The company is the parent of Bell Helmets, Giro, CamelBak and...
  • POW: International Skiing Federation president is a climate-denying dinosaur snewsnet.com - Boulder-based Protect Our Winters (POW) is demanding that the International Skiing Federation president step down after he questioned climate change.
  • Cavers Are Pissed at Prana’s Photo of Chris Sharma outsideonline.com - Prana’s spring catalog has spurred an outcry due to an image of Chris Sharma climbing the walls of an underground cave. In the photo, titled “pitch black mallorcan cave,” a flip-flop clad...
  • Scott Sports and Bach Equipment join forces cyclingindustry.news - Scott Sports has announced it is now organising the global distribution of Bach Backpacks, in turn expanding its offering to the outdoor sector. Bach develops, designs and markets both technical backpacks and...
  • GoPro Posts First Profit In Five Quarters sgbonline.com - GoPro Inc. reported a profit against a year-ago loss in the fourth quarter as sales climbed 13%. Revenue for Q4 2018 was $377 million, up 13% year-over-year. GAAP gross margin for Q4...
  • Former Cabela’s Employees Launch Highby Outdoors sgbonline.com - A number of former Cabela’s employees, led by Matt Highby, have officially launched Highby Outdoors, a e-commerce site focusing on outdoor gear. The company will initially offer an extensive line of outdoor...
  • Camber CEO Outdoor Equity Pledge sparks major backlash outdoorsportswire.com - The Pledge, announced to a packed house at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show, was intended to bring the industry together, but ignited a wave of skepticism and criticism instead.
  • Is REI too big? snewsnet.com - The industry’s largest specialty retailer is also its most powerful. Does that make it a visionary leader? Necessary evil? Cutthroat competitor? Or something else entirely?
  • New Outdoor Accelerator debuts with powerful coalition, diverse class of startups snewsnet.com - Colorado’s newest business accelerator announced the selection of four innovative young companies to participate in its first 12-week business development program. Catapult Outdoor Accelerator is a unique collaboration of industry-leading brands in...
  • Columbia Sportswear Sues Seirus, Ventex For Patent Challenge Fraud sgbonline.com - Columbia Sportswear North America, Inc. filed a $20,000,000 racketeering lawsuit against Seirus Innovative Accessories and Ventex Co., claiming the companies committed fraud and infringed on two of Columbia’s patents. Columbia claims Seirus...
  • Wolverine Worldwide Makes Investment In Thrive Outside sgbonline.com - Wolverine Worldwide is investing $300,000 in the Outdoor Foundation, the charitable arm of Outdoor Industry Association, to support the Thrive Outside Communities program, designed to help young people’s social, emotional and academic...
  • Did American Media Just Buy TEN? boardistan.com - American Media, the parent corporation of Men’s Journal, Radar, US Weekly and the National Enquirer, is purchasing TransWorld Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Snowboarder and Surfer Magazine’s parent company, The Enthusiast Network. Things may not...
  • Timberland Names Chris McGrath Vice President, Global Footwear Design sgbonline.com - Timberland announced that industry veteran Chris McGrath has been named vice president, global footwear design. McGrath has worked with diverse brands including Musto, Puma, Clarks, Nike, Speedo and McLaren Formula 1....
  • Polartec Commits To 100 Percent Recycled Materials And Biodegradability sgbonline.com - Polartec, the producer of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, introduced its Eco-Engineering initiative to use recycled and biodegradable materials across its entire product line. The goal is to create the world’s first...
  • Snow Peak Strengthens its North American Management with Three New Leaders snewsnet.com - Snow Peak, the innovative outdoor lifestyle company, announced it has welcomed three new members to its leadership team. Newly named are Ross Halbach as Chief Financial Officer, Matt Liddle is CEO, while...
  • The end of elite snewsnet.com - When several high-end brands joined—and then quickly defected from—Walmart’s Premium Outdoor Store, they resurrected the question “Who is the outdoors for?” Is the sense of elitism is that which drew many people...
  • Alterra Mountain Co. Announces 4-Year Sponsorship With Smartwool sgbonline.com - Alterra Mountain Co. announced that Smartwool has been named the official Merino wool base layer, underwear and sock of all 14 Alterra Mountain destinations throughout North America. The collaboration provides Smartwool with...
  • Free Solo Nabbed an Oscars Nomination adventureblog.net - Last week, Free Solo, the epic documentary about Alex Honnold’s 2017 ascent of El Capitan without ropes, found itself amongst the finalist in the “Best Documentary Film” category.
  • Sorel Retains Creative Agency sgbonline.com -Columbia Sportswear Company announced a strategic partnership with creative agency Crispin Porter Bogusky for the Sorel brand. Together with the Sorel global brand marketing team, Crispin Porter Bogusky will serve as the creative...
  • K2 Sports Names Tim Swart Global Vice President Of Marketing sgbonline.com - K2 Sports announced that Tim Swart has joined the company as global VP of marketing. Swart most recently led marketing efforts for Bonfire, Nikita, SLVDR and Sessions. He was also the founder...
  • Backcountry Experience owner acquires eNZees Foot Soother snewsnet.com - Backcountry Experience retail owner Ben Rockis loves the natural blister blocker so much he agreed to be its owner. Rockis announced his acquisition of eNZees Foot Soother, made entirely of New Zealand...
  • HEAD USA Promotes Jon Rucker to President of Winter Sports Division snewsnet.com - HEAD North American CEO/President, Kevin Kempin announced the promotion of Jon Rucker to President, HEAD/Tyrolia USA Winter Sports Division. Rucker has been a consistent advocate to increase participation in skiing and snowboarding....
  • Peak Resorts Completes $31 Million In Capital Projects At 2 Ski Areas sgbonline.com - Peak Resorts Inc. on Wednesday announced the completion of $31 million in capital improvements at Mount Snow and Hunter Mountain. Since opening two major capital projects, Peak has received great feedback from...
  • The North Face and AMGA Team for First Women-only Rock Guide Course adventure-journal.com - The American Mountain Guide Association, which recently installed Angela Hawse at the helm, announced that they’ll be offering a for women, by women rock climbing guide course this fall. It’s the first...
  • This Company Is Changing the Way We Buy Used Gear outsideonline.com - Just because your shirt is made from eco-friendly recycled water bottles doesn't mean it won't still end up in a landfill. The Renewal Workshop wants to stop that—which means a cleaner planet...
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods Same Store Sales Up 1.1 Percent In Q4 sgbonline.com - For the fiscal 2018 fourth quarter, net sales were $247.1 million compared to net sales of $242.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. For the fiscal 2018 full year, net...
  • The North Face Sparks Controversy With Tweet Trolling President Trump Over Border Wall footwearnews.com - The North Face waded deeper into political territory Saturday with a tweet seemingly designed to troll U.S. President Donald Trump. But many North Face customers quickly voiced their anger at the brand.

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